Modern research indicates that the traditional claims that bloodroot would cure skin cancers are valid, and that experiments being conducted in Japan on methods to reduce brain tumours have included the use of the alkaloid berberine; another constituent; sanguinarine, is now known to prevent dental plaque
and is to be found in a number of proprietary toothpastes.
TABLE 3: KNOWLEDGE OF DENTAL PLAQUE
AMONG PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS
There is evidence to suggest a link between colonisation of dental plaque
with respiratory pathogens and VAP.
For persons with severe periodontal disease, this intensive home disinfection cleansing needs to be carried out on a daily basis to best control pathogenic dental plaque
The level of mercury in human dental plaque
and interaction in vitro between biofilm of Streptococcus mutans and dental amalgam.
plays an important role in the development of dental caries, which results in both tooth dysfunction and loss.
Effects of chewing gum on salivary flow rate and acidogenic potential of dental plaque
. Caries Res.
can harbor pathogens linked with respiratory diseases, like bronchitis or even pneumonia.
Samples of each patient's dental plaque
were taken upon admission; 28 had respiratory pathogens in their plaque and the rest did not.
A variety of microbial infections are caused by biofilms ranging from the common, such as urinary tract infections, catheter infections, child middle-ear infections, and dental plaque
, to more threatening infections, such as endocarditis and infections of heart valves (16,19).
It promotes good oral hygiene in a program of daily use by assisting in the removal of food particles, debris, and dental plaque
around natural teeth, orthodontic braces, permanent bridges, and dental implants.
Wu points out that the study complements earlier research in her laboratory showing that black tea suppresses the growth of bacteria in dental plaque
and that rinsing with black tea reduces plaque formation and the production of acids that cause tooth decay.