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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ABSTRACT Objective: Chronic kidney disease is characterized by progressive and irreversible loss of kidney function. The impact of this disease on oral health also presents controversial results. The aim of the study was to determine oral health conditions and oral symptoms of patients with Chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis. Methods: A cross-sectional study on a population with chronic renal failure was performed. Anamnesis and oral examination, decayed, miss and filled teeth (DMFT) index, community periodontal index, simplified oral hygiene index (OHI-S) and gingival index were conducted. Data were processed ...
Source: RGO - Revista Gaucha de Odontologia - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Conclusions: Gingivitis severity was not associated with tooth-brushing but significantly increased with smoking when sugary drinks were used, indicating the effect of unhealthy lifestyle on gingival health, and the need to promote healthy lifestyle habits in this age group. PMID: 30079945 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research
Conditions:   Gingivitis;   Dental Plaque Interventions:   Device: Power toothbrush;   Device: Manual toothbrush Sponsor:   Procter and Gamble Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Gingivitis and Periodontal Diseases Intervention:   Procedure: Scaling and root planing Sponsor:   Dr.K.Sai Priyanka Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Gingivitis and Periodontal Diseases Intervention:   Procedure: Scaling and root planing Sponsors:   Dr.K.Sai Priyanka;   Panineeya Mahavidyalaya Institute of Dental Sciences&Research Centre Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: Our study revealed numerous and varied intraoral manifestations among the patients with UC. The previous episodes of oral manifestations were also similar and reported exacerbation of oral manifestations during relapses. Thus, oral manifestations can be used as an indicator of relapse in UC.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Strains L. paracasei LPc-G110 and L. plantarum GOS42 have potential for use as probiotics in oral care products to reduce gingival inflammation. PMID: 30057719 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Oral Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: J Oral Microbiol Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundFixed orthodontic appliances might be associated with intraoral adverse effects on enamel, due to plaque accumulation and their colonization by oral microbes. At the same time, the demand for esthetic alternatives to orthodontic treatment, like thermoplastic aligners, is growing. However, thermoplastic aligners may behave differently intraorally than fixed appliances in terms of bacterial colonization and biofilm formation. Therefore, the aim of this prospective cohort study was to assess the salivary prevalence of the cariogenic bacteriaStreptococcus mutans,Lactobacillus acidophilus, andStreptococcus san...
Source: Progress in Orthodontics - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
This study included 30 non-pregnant women (mean age 27.93  ± 6.61 years) and 30 pregnant women (mean age 28.93 ± 4.04 years). Each participant presented with the clinical symptoms of generalized, moderate-to-severe gingivitis. Saliva samples were collected by using the spitting method, and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) samples were collected by using the intrasulcular method at baseline and after 3 weeks. Non-surgical periodontal treatment (NPT) comprising scaling and oral hygiene instruction was administered after sample collection. The interleukin-6 and interleuk...
Source: Clinical Oral Investigations - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Background: Streptococcus mutans is known to be a major causative organism for dental caries and has ability for utilizing carbohydrate to organic acid. These bacteria could increase antibacterial resistance by colonizing tooth surface and form biofilm formation (dental plaque) that lead to the development of oral infectious diseases, such as caries, gingivitis and periodontal inflammation. Clitoria ternatea blue petal flower or locally known as kembang telang belongs to an Indonesian native plant originated from Ternate island in the Molucca archipelago.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: UMP. 091 Source Type: research
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