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Highlights from April 2014 issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter

Highlights from April 2014 issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter

Here are highlights from the April issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. [More]
New clinical recommendations urge women to maintain periodontal health during pregnancy

New clinical recommendations urge women to maintain periodontal health during pregnancy

When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure both the health of herself and the health of her baby. New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology and the Eurpean Federation of Periodontology urge pregnant women to maintain periodontal health as well. [More]
Tobacco-Free Teens app prevents teens from smoking

Tobacco-Free Teens app prevents teens from smoking

An app to prevent teens from smoking and encourage them to quit if they've started is now just a few taps away and available free on the Apple iTunes Store. [More]
Spodak Dental Group offers tips to keep your mouth healthy

Spodak Dental Group offers tips to keep your mouth healthy

You know the importance of brushing two or three times a day, and flossing at least once a day, in maintaining good oral health. But did you know there are other measures you should also take if you want to keep your teeth for a lifetime? Keep your mouth healthy by following these simple tips provided by Spodak Dental Group: [More]
Dental anesthesia appears to affect the development of wisdom tooth

Dental anesthesia appears to affect the development of wisdom tooth

Researchers from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine have discovered a statistical association between the injection of local dental anesthesia given to children ages two to six and evidence of missing lower wisdom teeth. [More]
Marc Liechtung provides valuable insight into oral health

Marc Liechtung provides valuable insight into oral health

Oral health is often the window to your overall health. And some of your daily activities or habits can affect oral health. [More]
Latest fad ‘feeding tube’ diet concerns experts

Latest fad ‘feeding tube’ diet concerns experts

The New York Times reports that some women with upcoming weddings are opting for a calorie-restricted crash diet consisting of shakes siphoned through a medically implanted feeding tube. It is the so-called “K-E diet” that's given by Dr. Oliver R. Di Pietro in his clinic in Bay Harbor Islands, Fla. [More]
H2S transforms dental pulp stem cells into liver cells

H2S transforms dental pulp stem cells into liver cells

Japanese scientists have found that the odorous compound responsible for halitosis - otherwise known as bad breath - is ideal for harvesting stem cells taken from human dental pulp. [More]
Brushing, flossing and antiseptic rinsing recommended for a healthy mouth

Brushing, flossing and antiseptic rinsing recommended for a healthy mouth

The makers of LISTERINE Antiseptic and award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth introduced today the newest video in the YOUR MOUTH HAS SOMETHING TO SAY series, designed to inspire Americans to redefine clean when it comes to their oral care routine. [More]
Leading dental and pharmacy organizations to raise awareness on xerostomia

Leading dental and pharmacy organizations to raise awareness on xerostomia

Leading dental and pharmacy organizations are teaming up to promote oral health and raise public awareness of dry mouth, a side effect commonly caused by taking prescription and over-the-counter medications. [More]

Superdrug, Orabrush to market tongue cleaner in 500 locations across the UK

Orabrush today announced that Superdrug will begin carrying the Orabrush tongue cleaner in 500 locations across the United Kingdom. Recently awarded UK's Best For Personal Care by Verdict Research, Superdrug is the UK's second-largest beauty and health retailer. [More]

Terry White Chemists, Orabrush partner to fight against bad breath

Orabrush, the tongue cleaner that helps cure bad breath, today announced Terry White Chemists has joined the battle against bad breath as the first Orabrush retailer in Australia. [More]
USPTO issues patent to Oragenics ProBiora3 for oral care

USPTO issues patent to Oragenics ProBiora3 for oral care

Florida-based biopharmaceutical company Oragenics, Inc. announced today the issuance of patent number 7931892 from the United States Patent and Trademark office for ProBiora3, a proprietary blend of naturally occurring oral bacteria shown to produce a wide range of oral care benefits. [More]
New lozenge clinical trial for dry mouth treatment

New lozenge clinical trial for dry mouth treatment

A clinical trial using an all-natural lozenge to treat dry mouth, a condition that impacts 40 percent of American adults, is under way at Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine. [More]

Orabrush closes $2.5 million investment round

Orabrush, the tongue cleaner that helps cure bad breath, today announced that the company has closed a $2.5 million investment round with True Ventures of Palo Alto and returning investor 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners of Chicago. Funds will be used to help further accelerate the company's retail growth by maximizing its exceptional online brand and expanding its retail partnerships and distribution channels throughout the world. [More]
Oral health impacts systemic diseases: Report

Oral health impacts systemic diseases: Report

It's not news that there is a significant link between one's oral health and overall health. Though studies are ongoing, researchers have known for quite some time that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body.Your mouth is the entry point of many bacteria,said Dr. Steven Grater, Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) member and general dentist from Harrisburg. To keep this bacteria from going into your body, cleaning your mouth (brushing, flossing and rinsing) is necessary. [More]
New GUM PerioBalance helps maintain oral health

New GUM PerioBalance helps maintain oral health

Over 50 percent of Americans state they have moderate stress levels caused by balancing the demands of busy families and careers. However, many are unaware that stressful living, illness, poor diet or inadequate oral hygiene can disrupt your oral balance and allow bad bacteria to thrive causing plaque buildup, poor gum health and bad breath. A balanced oral environment is essential for healthy teeth and gums, just as it is for overall wellness. [More]
Families need to achieve optimal oral health: New study

Families need to achieve optimal oral health: New study

According to a new study surveying U.S. moms, a significant majority (69 percent) feel meeting the specific oral health care needs of each family member is very important, however, nearly half of moms (48 percent) report using a "one size fits all" approach when it comes to oral health care products in their home. [More]
Toothpaste with triclosan/copolymer kills harmful germs

Toothpaste with triclosan/copolymer kills harmful germs

The human mouth is home to an estimated 800 to 1,000 different kinds of bacteria. The warm and moist environment, along with hard tooth surfaces and soft tissues, prove to be optimal factors in boosting germ growth. Many of these bacteria are harmful and can form a film on teeth called "dental plaque," which causes cavities, gingivitis and eventually more severe kinds of gum disease. [More]
Oragenics signs distribution agreement with RICCI PHARMA

Oragenics signs distribution agreement with RICCI PHARMA

Florida-based biotechnology company Oragenics, Inc., and RICCI PHARMA, a recognized health products company with offices in Rome and Slovakia, have entered into a distribution agreement that the parties anticipate will provide Oragenics' proprietary oral care probiotic products, EvoraPlus® and EvoraKidsTM, to RICCI PHARMA. RICCI PHARMA will have exclusive distribution rights through Duc in Altum, a foundation whose humanitarian projects are inspired by the social teachings of the late Pope John Paul II. [More]