"Keeping the Balance" is Oravital's oral-systemic health newsletter featuring current information, original articles and useful tips for the professional healthcare community. Welcome to our first edition!
Oral Biofilm: Smart Bacteria in Action
Oral biofilms are complex, interactive, spatially and functionally organised systems of multiple species of bacteria grouped together with the prime purpose of survival. A major feature of the matrix is that it is difficult to penetrate by antimicrobial agents and can repel most antibiotics through enzyme activity. A significant advantage of using Oravital® topical antibiotic rinse combinations is the enormously higher degree of penetration (on the order of 4000 times more effective than systemic antibiotics), in addition to immediate treatment onset. Read more ..
Is There Transmission of Periodontal Pathogens from Parent to Child?
The associations between dental caries, mutans streptococci, and vertical transmission of these bacteria from parent/caregiver to child are well documented. Is it possible that periodontal disease can have the same pattern of infection, beginning in early childhood but taking longer to develop so that the manifestation of this disease is only noticed in the young adult? Methods are available to test for periodontal pathogens in children, and to proactively treat such oral infections before they become chronic. Read more ..
Is Triclosan Safe?
Concerns are growing about the emergence and spread of triclosan residues in the environment, and its potential negative impact on human and animal health. On March 30, 2012, the Minister of Environment and the Minister of Health announced that the Government of Canada had completed its preliminary assessment of triclosan. Read more ..
Treatment Tip: persistent angular cheilosis
If your patient has persistent angular cheilosis, or cracks at the corner of the lips, you might want to ask about his/her dietary intake. Read more ..
Did you know..?
Your body is composed of approximately 90 trillion cells -- but only 10% of those cells are human. The Oravital® System can help your patients to be on the best of terms with their close neighbours.