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Oral Bacteria: Page 2
Study to explore cannabis-altered oral bacteria and brain
Researchers from universities in South Carolina and North Carolina were awarded $3.7 million to explore further alterations that cannabis smoking makes to the community of microorganisms in the mouth and how those changes affect the brain.
January 16, 2023
Oral germs show bacterial resistance to common antiseptics
and other oral germs may show bacterial resistance to antiseptics, including chlorhexidine, according to a review published on October 21 in the
International Journal of Dental Hygiene.
What's more, resistance may rise over time.
October 24, 2022
Oral superorganisms with unique mobility may threaten teeth
When oral bacteria join forces with fungi, they form cavity-causing "superorganisms." These oral health villains show unique resilience and mobility that make them more resistant to antimicrobials and lead to more tooth decay, according to a study in the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
October 11, 2022
Ortek to launch prebiotic soft chew for enamel, bone support
Ortek Therapeutics plans to launch a prebiotic soft chew called BasicBites Synergy Plus to support oral microbiome health.
July 26, 2022
Week in Review: Dentist personality traits and brushing habits | Breaking down antibiotic guidelines | The microbiome and oral health
July 15, 2022
5 ways the oral microbiome influences health and disease
Our mouth is home to the second-largest microbial community in our body known as the oral microbiome. Recently, we've come to better understand that the oral microbiome's influence extends beyond the mouth. Brian Maurer shares five systemic diseases impacted by oral bacteria.
July 11, 2022
Selenium dental sealants may aid caries prevention
Dental sealants that contain selenium may stop caries-causing bacteria from forming on and below a sealed tooth, possibly paving a new way to help prevent tooth decay, according to a study recently published in
April 24, 2022
Oral health probiotic for kids launches in U.S.
ProBioraHealth has launched an oral care probiotic for kids that aims to reduce disease-causing bacteria that cause caries, bad breath, and other oral health conditions.
April 5, 2022
COVID-19 vaccines may benefit oral health
Getting inoculated with a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine may change a person's oral microbiome for the better. The vaccines could have a direct positive effect on oral health conditions, according to a recent study published in
BMC Oral Health
March 15, 2022
Oral bacteria linked to high blood pressure in older women
Some oral bacteria are linked to the development of high blood pressure in postmenopausal women, according to research published March 2 in the
Journal of the American Heart Association
March 3, 2022
Evidence suggests vaping contributes to gum disease
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) alter oral health and may contribute to gum disease, according to a study published in
on February 22. People who vaped e-cigarettes in the study had a less healthy oral microbiome than nonsmokers did -- but could still be healthier than cigarette smokers.
February 21, 2022
Oral bacteria may influence diabetes kidney complications
In a recent study of patients with chronic periodontitis, oral bacteria significantly differed in patients who also had diabetic nephropathy, a common diabetes-related kidney complication. One oral bacteria species in particular may be able to signal patients with renal involvement.
February 14, 2022
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