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CRYPTIC TONSILS AND HALITOSIS: AN OVERVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND A CLINICAL IMAGE

2019-07-06T16:44:14+02:00

Dott. Valentino Natoli, Introduction. The tonsils are lymph nodes located at the level of the mouth and pharynx. The term lymph gland means an organ with anti-infective and immune function, the task of the tonsils is to protect the body from pathogens that can invade the tissues around the orifices of the nasal and oral cavity(1) .Acute tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils caused by bacteria or viruses and can result in peri-tonsillar abscesses. Chronic tonsillitis is a tenacious infection of the tonsils that can lead to the formation of tonsillar stones.(2)  Chronic tonsillitis (CT) can be of two types: [...]

CRYPTIC TONSILS AND HALITOSIS: AN OVERVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND A CLINICAL IMAGE2019-07-06T16:44:14+02:00

The Effect of Alka-White Mint and Alka-White Turmeric on the Oral Cavity

2018-07-02T14:32:53+02:00

  Research Article Sameer Atrash1* and Lewis Gross2 1Masters of Product Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University da Vinci Center, United States of America 2Doctor of Dental Surgery, Columbia University School of Dentistry, United States of America  *Corresponding Author: Sameer Atrash, Masters of Product Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University da Vinci Center, United States of America. Keywords: Alka-White Mint; Alka-White Turmeric; Mouthwash; Anti-Acidic; Alkalizing; Saliva; Oral Cavity  Introduction Changes in microbial and environmental dynamics in microbial ecosystems may increase the potential for pathogenicity within a microbial ecosystem and subsequently initiate and promote oral diseases [1]. These successional changes have recently and tentatively been referred [...]

The Effect of Alka-White Mint and Alka-White Turmeric on the Oral Cavity2018-07-02T14:32:53+02:00

THE ORAL MICROBIOME IN THE CONTEXT OF AGING AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

2018-05-29T09:56:04+02:00

  Dott. Stefano Ferraro THE ORAL MICROBIOME IN THE CONTEXT OF AGING AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Review The human body supports the growth of a wide array of microbial communities in various niches such as the oral cavity, gastro-intestinal and urogenital tracts and on the surface of the skin. Together these communities of bacteria are referred to as the human microbiome. The term microbiome was coined to signify the relationship between the micro-organisms and the host such as the symbiotic relationship, namely commensalism, mutualism and pathogenic. Human microbiome plays an important role in human biology through its influence on many physiological functions [...]

THE ORAL MICROBIOME IN THE CONTEXT OF AGING AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE2018-05-29T09:56:04+02:00

Interprofessional and interdisciplinary cooperation in the management of diabetes and periodontal disease

2018-04-05T11:42:51+02:00

INTRODUCTION This article aims to underline the importance that preventive medicine is increasingly gaining. In the dental sector, the perio-medicine is also evolving thanks to the numerous scientific studies being carried out to assess the correlations between periodontal disease and systemic diseases. In this context, I want to talk about the new guidelines drawn up by a representative group of EFP (European Federation of Periodontology) and IDF (International Diabetes Federation) that have been published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology: “Scientific evidence on the links between periodontal diseases and diabetes: Consensus report and guidelines of the joint workshop on periodontal diseases [...]

Interprofessional and interdisciplinary cooperation in the management of diabetes and periodontal disease2018-04-05T11:42:51+02:00

Healing of a wound on the palatal oral mucosa after a single local oxygen therapy session

2018-01-04T10:11:23+01:00

Healing of a wound on the palatal oral mucosa after a single local oxygen therapy session CASE REPORT Cinzia Casu , Luca Viganò   Introduction The oral cavity may be the target organ for a number of diverse abnormalities that develop from side effects of medications. Oxygen is an important factor for wound healing and a lot of clinical and experimental studies regarding different oxygen therapies for promoting wound healing are present in the literature. There are essentially 3 type of oxygen therapies : local oxygen therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and supplemental inspired oxygen therapy. There are many positive outcomes that [...]

Healing of a wound on the palatal oral mucosa after a single local oxygen therapy session2018-01-04T10:11:23+01:00

SALIVARY DIAGNOSTICS (AIRO RESEARCH IN SALIVARY TESTING)

2017-11-27T12:18:19+01:00

For dental professionals, saliva can be a hindrance during examinations and procedures. Consequently, it is suctioned out of the oral cavity. Recent advances in salivary diagnostic research, however, indicate that saliva holds promise for the screening of oral and systemic health problems. Saliva is said to be a “mirror of the body” because it is an indicator of health not just in the oral cavity but throughout the body.1 The molecular composition of saliva includes therapeutic, hormonal, immunologic, and toxicological molecules, which can provide vital clues to systemic health.2 Saliva has been used informally as a clinical diagnostic medium for more [...]

SALIVARY DIAGNOSTICS (AIRO RESEARCH IN SALIVARY TESTING)2017-11-27T12:18:19+01:00

When Oral Hygiene Isn’t Enough to Address Gum Disease

2017-11-20T21:51:27+01:00

When Oral Hygiene Isn’t Enough to Address Gum Disease “You need to floss more!”: The mantra of every hygienist who consistently battles bleeding gums with their patients. Does this sound familiar?  Having been a hygienist for almost 40 years, I have been guilty in the past of focusing on the oral hygiene of my patients when it comes to their gum disease. We now know that periodontal disease is an immune system regulated disease, so wouldn’t it be prudent to address our patients’ immune system during our comprehensive exam? The majority of our immune system originates in the gut, making it critical that [...]

When Oral Hygiene Isn’t Enough to Address Gum Disease2017-11-20T21:51:27+01:00

Inverted Paradigm Of Periodontal Disease Whereby …

2017-11-20T19:08:43+01:00

Periodontal medicine recognizes a “bidirectional” interaction between periodontitis and systemic conditions. The term “Periodontal Medicine” was first proposed in 1996 as a broad term defining an emerging branch of periodontology that focusses on relationships between periodontal health/disease and systemic health/disease [1]. Now, 20 years later, the list of “associations” has burgeoned to unwieldy proportions. The increasing number of periodontal-systemic associations corrupts the ability of dentists to distinguish which of the associations are spurious and which are valid.     In the field of periodontal medicine, the use of observational studies has become the prime method to identify possible associations between periodontal diseases [...]

Inverted Paradigm Of Periodontal Disease Whereby …2017-11-20T19:08:43+01:00

From the concept of Inflammaging to P4 Medicine

2017-11-20T19:09:29+01:00

From the concept of Inflammaging to P4 Medicine Human aging is characterized by a chronic low grade on inflammation and this phenomenon has been called “inflammaging” (Franceschi & Campisi, 2014). Inflammaging is a significant risk factor for mortality in the eldery peolpe. Aging phenotypes (Claudio Franceschi et al, 2014) Factors that prevented healthy aging (Bell, Willcox et al., 2014) There is evidence that a state of mild and chronic inflammation, revealed by elevated levels of inflammatory biomarkers sush as c-reactive protein and IL-6 is associated and PREDICTIVE of many aging phenotypes as: metabolic homeostatis ​ Immune senescence ​ Neuronal health ​ [...]

From the concept of Inflammaging to P4 Medicine2017-11-20T19:09:29+01:00