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Finnish Medical Journal: New method kills harmful bacteria on teeth

Finnish Medical Journal: New method kills harmful bacteria on teeth

Finnish Medical Journal has featured Koite Health research. The journal is a general medical journal and the leading journal aimed at medical doctors in Finland. 

The article, originally in Finnish, cites the Aalto University news release. Tuomas Keränen writes: "Regular mechanical cleaning is still the best way to prevent oral disease and tooth decay. But even the most meticulous tooth brushing leaves microscopic plaque on the teeth surface. This is the problem, that Koite Health innovation strikes."

Read the full article (in Finnish)

https://www.laakarilehti.fi/ajassa/ajankohtaista/haitalliset-bakteerit-hengilta-hampaista-uuden-menetelman-avulla/

 

Aalto University News features Koite Health research - "New high-tech mouthwash uses light to kill bacteria"

Aalto University News features Koite Health research - "New high-tech mouthwash uses light to kill bacteria"

Lumoral method is based on research that initiated from a Biodesign project at Aalto University. The article introduces the science behind the technology and interviews the researchers, paediatric cardiac heart surgeon Tommi Pätilä and our CEO, Sakari Nikinmaa.

Nikinmaa expects the innovation to especially benefit people with diabetes and people suffering the side effects of cancer treatments. We also learn how the method works, why oral health is so important, and the connection between oral and chronic diseases. 

Undetected oral and chronic infections can contribute to the occurrence of many serious diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and lung cancer, and can increase the risk of premature delivery among expectant mothers.

Regularly brushing teeth is the best way to prevent dental disease - but it’s not always enough. Microscopic plaque is often left behind after brushing the teeth. 

The new technology targets the microscopic plaque that is otherwise very difficult to remove. Read the full article here.

 

 

 

Research shows the sustained antibacterial effect of Dual Light PDT on biofilm

Research shows the sustained antibacterial effect of Dual Light PDT on biofilm

Koite Health researchers have studied the efficacy and sustainability of the antibacterial effect of daily administered dual light on Streptococcus mutans biofilm. This was compared to single-wavelength antibacterial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) and antibacterial Blue light (aBL) treatments respectively.

The results indicate that when administered repeatedly to S. mutans biofilm, a single wavelength-based aBL or aPDT lead to a significant biofilm adaptation and increased S. mutans viability. The dual light, i. e. combined use of aBL light in synchrony with aPDT, arrests the adaptation and provides significantly improved and sustained antibacterial efficacy.

The results in the submitted article can be found here, published in a pre-print medium for biologists, bioRxiv (“bio-archive”).