Obtaining dental care is more difficult during the current pandemic and this is causing an increase in dental problems such as dental cavity formation and gum disease. Researchers have introduced a home-use method for the reduction and prevention of dental disease.
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.
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 in PLOS ONE journal.