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.