An activated-zinc oral rinse reduces pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion and promotes proliferation in Porphyromonas gingivalis LPS-challenged gingival tissues – A pilot study.

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The use of adjunct post-treatment mouth rinses containing chlorhexidine (CHX) for periodontitis patients is associated with side effects that reduce patient compliance. Our aim was to evaluate the proinflammatory and […]

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Study of the ultrastructure of Enterococcus faecalis and Streptococcus mutans incubated with salivary antimicrobial peptides.

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Enterococcus faecalis has been associated with root canal infections, while Streptococcus mutans has a central role in the etiology of dental caries. One of the main reasons of endodontic failure […]

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A systematic review on the effectiveness of organic unprocessed products in controlling gingivitis in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances.

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The aim of this systematic review is to summarize the available data on the effects of organic unprocessed products in treating gingivitis during treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances.Multiple electronic databases […]

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Simulation of Random Differential Periodontitis Outcome Misclassification with Perfect Specificity.

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Misclassification of clinical periodontitis can occur by partial-mouth protocols, particularly when tooth-based case definitions are applied. In these cases, the true prevalence of periodontal disease is underestimated, but specificity is […]

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Survival estimates of atraumatic restorative treatment versus traditional restorative treatment: a systematic review with meta-analyses.

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Objectives The hypothesis tested was that there is no significant difference between the survival estimates of atraumatic restorative treatment/high-viscosity glass-ionomer cement (ART/HVGIC) restorations, in posterior primary and permanent teeth, and […]

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