Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Study participants with gingivitis, who supplemented daily for 12 weeks with a probiotic containing Lactobacillus plantarum, significantly improved probing depth and plaque index compared to the control group.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. An herbal remedy of chamomile and linseed oil taken four times per day for one week significant improved the symptoms of dry mouth in the seventy-four patients who suffered from xerostomia. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Children who supplemented for 2 weeks with a probiotic, in addition to ( brushing, flossing, tongue scraping and rinsing with chlorhexidine), had the greatest improvement in oral health and sustained that improvement for 3 months after discontinuing the probiotic. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS.
Of the 56 participating dental patients, those who inhaled orange fragrance in the waiting room prior to surgery and in the surgical room during surgery, had significantly lower pulse and breathing rates compared to the control group.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. The antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties of aloe vera, when used as an adjunct to the treatment protocol, contributed to the significant improvements in chronic periodontitis.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Chewing gum, high in eucalyptus extract, 5 times per day for 12 weeks significantly improved plaque accumulation and gingivitis in the 32 participating subjects compared to control.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Those with chronic periodontitis, who added a probiotic lozenge containing L. reuteri to their scaling and root planing regime, experienced a significant improvement in plague inhibition due to the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects of the probiotic. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. After 30 days of coconut oil pulling, study participants saw a 51.6% decrease in gingival index and a 60.3% decrease in plaque index. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 110 (2-3) year old children, those who chewed daily a tablet containing 3 strains of probiotic bacteria for one year had an overall significant 53% reduced risk of developing cavities compared to the control.
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Of the 75 school-aged children, those who had 3 months of treatment with the probiotic Streptococcus salivarius M18 experienced a significant improvement in Cariogram score as well as a 50% plaque reduction and a 75% decrease in Streptococcus mutans (the “bad bacteria”). (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. After 2 days of rinsing, the propolis rinse group reduced salivary levels of mutans streptococcus by 42.9% compared to a 26.1% reduction in the chlorahexedine group and an 18.1% increase in the placebo group.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In a study with 4708 subjects, higher vitamin E levels were associated with a better score in periodontitis. (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Honey is antimicrobial, helps with pain reduction, and has cancer fighting properties.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Researchers found that rinsing with sesame oil (called oil pulling) was as effective as chlorhexidine in reducing bad breath and the bacteria that cause it. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Applications of aloe or myrrh for 5 days in participating subjects resulted in a 38% decrease in ulcer size from application of aloe and a 21% decrease in pain intensity from application of myrrh when compared to a placebo. (more…)