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Is Antibacterial Soap Safe? Do We Need It?

I reported back in May that the FDA was going to take a closer look at triclosan, one of the more common ingredients in antibacterial soaps, body washes, and toothpaste. But while triclosan does provide a benefit in toothpaste, helping to prevent gingivitis, the FDA states that it "does not have evidence that triclosan added to antibacterial soaps and body washes provides extra health benefits over soap and water." And since there are some concerns about triclosan, as animal studies show that it can alter hormone regulation (endocrine disruptor) and that it may help make bacteria resistant to antibiotics, the "FDA believes that there should be clearly demonstrated benefits to balance any potential risks."...Read Full Post
Source: About.com Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

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Authors: Hullah EA, Escudier MP Abstract Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is a condition manifesting clinically with chronic swelling of the mouth and/or face, notably with swelling of the lips and oral mucosa, a full-thickness, erythematous gingivitis and mucosal ulceration of various clinical types. Some patients may also present with neurological findings, for example facial palsy. Biopsy of affected tissue shows lymphoedema, with or without granulomatous inflammation. The oral lesions in OFG are histologically indistinguishable from the oral lesions in Crohn's disease (CD) and other systemic granulomatous disorde...
Source: Primary dental care : journal of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners UK - Category: Dentistry Tags: Prim Dent J Source Type: research
Shravanthi Raghav Yajamanya, Praveen Jayaram, Anirban ChatterjeeJournal of Indian Society of Periodontology 2016 20(5):565-568 The aim of this report is to diagnose the cause for episodic, shifting type of mild inflammation in the isolated areas of gingiva noted by the patient for 1 year. A 33-year-old female patient presented with a chief complaint of mild pain and occasional burning sensation confined to the gingiva to the Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology. Clinical presentation of the gingiva was seen to mimic mild form of gingivitis for 1 year, with no noted systemic involvement gingival biopsy was pe...
Source: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
Once upon a time, I was talking on the phone with a colleague who is not a nurse himself but who interacts with nurses on a regular basis in his professional life. His comments about nurses and their self-care (or lack thereof) were extremely thought-provoking.Like I've said on this blog many times before, nurses are renowned for not taking good care of themselves, ostensibly because they're so busy taking care of others and living the lives of the saints that they are perceived to be. Let's face it. We all know that nurses aren't saints, while we also acknowledge that many nurses come close to sainthood vis-a-vis the...
Source: Digital Doorway - Category: Nursing Tags: nurse nurse self care nurse wellness nurses nursing self-care Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Irimedadi taila is effective in treatment of plaque induced gingivitis and can be effectively used as an adjunct to mechanical therapy.
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: During the study period of 24 weeks, the herbal toothpaste was as good as the control toothpastes. No side effects were seen. In terms of improving periodontal conditions, the tested herbal toothpaste could be a suitable alternative to conventional toothpastes with artificial chemical ingredients.
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
ConclusionUse of povidone-iodine and chlorhexidine prior to the oral surgical procedures decreases the incidence of bacteremia as compared to sterile water irrigation. Povidone-iodine significantly reduces the incidence bacteremia and number of organisms compared to chlorhexidine and sterile water.
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This investigation demonstrates a high prevalence of periodontal microorganisms in children and young adults of Lebanese periodontitis parents and a microbiological similarity between the children and their mothers. All these factors could be a high risk of developing periodontal disease in the future. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: This article shows that vertical transmission of microorganisms is a possible risk factor for developing periodontal disease in the offspring. PMID: 28989139 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J Contemp Dent Pract - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: J Contemp Dent Pract Source Type: research
This article discusses the most recent findings on the oral manifestations of IBD with a focus on bacterial modulations and immune changes. It also includes an overview on options for management of the oral lesions of IBD. PMID: 28958141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
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Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized oral health public health Source Type: news
Conclusions The duration of orthodontic treatment significantly influenced the occurrence of GE. Oral hygiene instructions and motivational activities should target adolescents and young adults undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Source: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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