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Mouth Bacteria May Predict Child’s Obesity Risk

The kind of oral bacteria—even the good kind—in a two-year-old’s mouth may predict their weight gain, a new study reports. The findings suggest this understudied collection of microorganisms could serve as an early indicator for childhood obesity, according to the paper, which appears in Scientific Reports. “One in three children in the United States is overweight…

DNA analysis of Root Canal cavitations also indicated the benefit of using liposomal botanicals in the Dentalcidin™ oral care solution as an adjunct in treatment.

The Oral Microbiome: Mucosal Integrity and the Systemic Consequences of Oral Dysbiosis

“The healthy human mouth is one of the most heavily colonized parts of the body containing hundreds of different bacterial, viral, and fungal species.”[1] Under normal conditions, the oral microbiome exists in a symbiotic relationship with the host and offers beneficial effects to the host similar to the other areas of the body such as…

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Case Study: A Persistent Gingival White Lesion Treated with Acquolab

Introduction Candida is a major human fungal pathogen causing infectious conditions predominantly in the elderly and immunocompromised hosts. Although Candida resides as a member of the oral indigenous microbiota in symbiosis, some circumstances may cause microbial imbalance leading to dysbiosis and resultant in oral candidosis. The diagnosis of oral candidosis is essentially clinical and based…

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Biofilms Trap HPV in Tonsil Pockets

Human papilloma virus (HPV), the culprit behind cervical cancer and some forms of head and neck cancer, may lurk in small pockets on the surface of tonsils in people not known to carry the virus, new research suggests. The finding could be pivotal for preventing oropharyngeal cancers that form on the tonsils and tongue. By…

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Head and Face Pain Cause More Suffering

Sensory neurons that serve the head and face are wired directly into one of the brain’s principal emotional signaling hubs, research finds. This accounts for why people consistently rate pain of the head, face, eyeballs, ears, and teeth as more disruptive, and more emotionally draining, than pain elsewhere in the body. Sensory neurons elsewhere in…

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Oral Infection & the Systemic Disease Connection

**Note from the authors: This paper is a work in progress and is still being debated by the authors.  This is a preliminary report.** Oral Microbes and Systemic Disease Over the last twenty plus years, dental disease has been reported to be associated with numerous systemic diseases[1], including, heart disease[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]…

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From the Concept of “Inflammaging” to P4 Medicine

Human aging is characterized by a chronic low grade on inflammation and this phenomenon has been called “inflammaging.” Inflammaging is a significant risk factor for mortality in elderly people. Aging phenotypes: Change in Body Composition (Less Muscle Mass) Less Efficient Energy Production & Utilization Loss of Metabolic Homeostasis Decrease in Acquired Immunity Increase in Low-Grade…

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Estrogen Therapy for Osteoporosis May Prevent Gum Disease

Estrogen therapy treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to a new study that looked at the prevalence of periodontitis in postmenopausal women. Women over the age of 50 who took estrogen for osteoporosis—in which bones become weak and brittle from tissue loss—were 44 percent less likely to have severe periodontitis than…

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Can sugary drinks damage your brain?

New research suggests that excess sugar—especially the fructose in sugary drinks—might damage your brain. Researchers using data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus—an area of the brain important for learning and…

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Diabetes Could Cause up to 12% of US deaths

The proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes in the US is as high as 12 percent—three times higher than estimates based on death certificates suggest—a new analysis shows. For a new study, published in PLOS ONE, researchers used two large datasets that included more than 300,000 people to estimate the fraction of deaths attributable to diabetes…