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Toothpaste ‘can reduce dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body’

19th October 2016

A new study has offered evidence of the important role that toothpaste can play in reducing the impact of inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body.

The Florida Atlantic University research evaluated a novel plaque-identifying toothpaste called Plaque HD, showing statistically significant reductions in dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body.

In this study, subjects were given the same brushing protocol and received a 60-day supply of toothpaste containing either Plaque HD or an identical non-plaque identifying placebo toothpaste.

Intraoral photographs were taken to assess dental plaque, while inflammation was measured by evaluating levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein, a sensitive marker for future heart attacks and strokes.

Statistically significant reductions in dental plaque and inflammation levels were both observed, demonstrating the broader health benefits of a thorough oral health regimen.

Senior author Dr Charles Hennekens, a professor at Florida Atlantic University, said: "While the findings on reducing dental plaque extend a previous observation, the findings on decreasing inflammation are new and novel."

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