Tagged: gum disease

seaweeds and periodontal disease

Seaweed Extracts Inhibit Bacteria that Cause Gum Disease

Researchers from Korea’s Silla University have determined that many seaweed extracts inhibit bacteria known to cause gingivitis and gum disease. The researchers tested 57 different species of seaweeds harvested from the coast of South Korea. The research screened each of the extract of...

tooth decay and berries

Berries Slow Gum Infections

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland’s Department of Biosciences have determined that bilberries, blackcurrants, crowberries and lingonberries deter the growth of bacteria that infect the gums and form plaque on the teeth. The research tested a number of fruits, but these berries...