Americans spend more than $70 billion annually on dental care, with a significant portion of these dollars directed toward treating tooth decay (cavities). If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to serious oral health problems. But recent developments of new oral rinse products may help eliminate tooth decay.

Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles and the Biomedical Development Corporation have published results from clinical trials for new oral rinses that show promise for safely attacking harmful bacteria that can create tooth decay and lead to gum disease (also known as periodontal disease). These products may also be effective in lowering LDL cholesterol (the bad one). According to the American Academy of Periodontology, individuals with gum disease are at higher risk of developing coronary artery (heart) disease. Scientists also have identified a possible link between strokes and oral infections.

Learn more about new research on mouthwash and the elimination of tooth decay by reading these articles:

“New mouthwash targeting harmful bacteria may render tooth decay a thing of the past” http://www.dentistry.ucla.edu/news/new-mouthwash-targeting-harmful-bacteria-may-render-tooth-decay-a-thing-of-the-past

“Study Finds New Iodine Mouthwash May Impact LDL Cholesterol” http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/259391.php

 

 

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