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Vigorous exercise makes you sick, and your saliva proves it
Saliva tests reveal that intense exercise leads to bacterial changes in the mouth. Additionally, there was a drop in signaling molecules that help fight viral infections, according to a study published in
Military Medical Research
November 27, 2023
AAP launches dental hygiene initiative
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has launched an initiative to educate dental hygienists on periodontal topics.
November 15, 2023
Rinse, brushes may manage gum disease in patients with diabetes
Rinsing with chlorhexidine and using interdental brushes regularly may be an effective, at-home way for patients with diabetes being treated for periodontitis to control gum disease.
November 9, 2023
Proclaim offering dental teams trial of oral irrigator
Health company Proclaim is looking for dental professionals interested in trying its Custom-Jet Oral Irrigator.
November 3, 2023
Think twice before encouraging patients to use mouthwash
Mouthwash may offer little value for patients with a low risk of caries and good periodontal health. Its use may lead to other health problems, according to a review.
October 26, 2023
Stim Oral Care launches probiotic toothpaste
Stim Oral Care has launched a probiotic toothpaste that also contains fluoride.
September 29, 2023
COVID disrupts oral microbiome only in severe cases
Only severe COVID-19 cases disrupt oral microbiomes, according to research published recently in
September 6, 2023
UofL researchers to study mouth microorganisms
University of Louisville (UofL) researchers have received $11.7 million to study microorganisms throughout the body.
September 5, 2023
This warm, subtly spicy root may improve bad breath
Using a mouthwash containing
extract may improve bad breath, according to a study.
August 31, 2023
Metformin may help manage periodontitis
New research in mice has revealed a potential role for metformin in managing periodontitis, according to a study published in
Genes & Diseases
August 15, 2023
MIT team discovers protein that helps maintain oral cavity biome
The research focused on an oral cavity protein called zymogen granule protein 16 homolog B (ZG16B).
July 24, 2023
How many hours of sleep may curb one's caries risk?
People who sleep more may be less likely to get dental caries, according to a new study.
July 20, 2023
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