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Review #1:
Licorice Lollipops Reduce Strep Mutans in High-risk Kids
High levels of Strep mutans in plaque and saliva predict current and future caries. Interventions that reduce the level of Strep mutans are needed to effectively prevent caries. Licorice root extract has the potential to kill Strep mutans. An extract of the licorice root is now used in candies for children to prevent tooth decay. Researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor carried out a pilot study to determine if lollipops containing licorice root extract could reduce Strep mutans levels in preschool children.Clinical Implications: These findings suggest a simple effective caries-prevention approach that should be reviewed further with randomized controlled trials.
Reviewed by Peters, M., Tallman, J., Braun, T., Jacobson, J.: Clinical Reduction of S. Mutans in Pre-School Children Using a Noevel Liquorice Root Extract Lollipop: A Pilot Study. Eur Arch Pediatr Dent 11: 274-278, 2010.

Review #2:
Dental Hygiene Care Prevents Disease:
Early intervention during pregnancy and as the first teeth develop is the best time to provide oral health education and preventive dental care.Researchers at the Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany designed a four-phase study over 14 years to provide oral health education and dental care to pregnant mothers and their children. Clinical Implications: Oral health education and dental care during pregnancy and early childhood will influence the future oral health of the children.

Reviewed by Meyer, K., Geurtsen, W., Günay, H.: An Early Oral Health Care Program Starting During Pregnancy: Results of a Prospective Clinical Long-Term Study. Clin Oral Invest 14: 257-264, 2010. 

Review #3:
Hyaluronic Acid -New Mouthrinse Ingredient
Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan is a polysaccharide with a high molecular weight. It is a binding agent for connective tissue, providing stability and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid is involved in the early stages of wound healing, enhances tissue regeneration and is involved with bone regeneration. New information suggests it has anti-inflammatory and antibacteria effects by seeking and destroying MMPs and prostaglandins, important inflammatory mediators. Clinical Implications: Although not available in the U.S. at this time, we might one day have a hyaluronic acid mouthrinse.
Reviewed by Rodrigues, S., Acharya, A., Bhadbhade, S., Thakur, S.: Hyaluronan-Containing Mouthwash as an Adjunctive Plaque-Control Agent. Oral Health Prev Dent 8: 389-394, 2010.DentalTown 



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