Preventing Bacteria from Ganging up with other Bacteria could help stop Gum Disease

Closeup of an open mouthNew research suggests that preventing oral bacteria called Treponema denticola from ganging up with other pathogenic oral bacteria could help prevent gum disease and tooth loss.

ScienceDaily (Feb. 7, 2012) —  “Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered that a molecule on the surface of Treponema called CTLP acts as the key pass that grants the bacterium access to the community, by allowing it to latch onto other oral bacteria. Once incorporated, CTLP in conjunction with other bacterial molecules can start to wreak havoc by inhibiting blood clotting (leading to continued bleeding of the gums) and causing tissue destruction.”

This research supports previous lab studies and reports on the harmful effect of oral bacteria. Larrondo Dentistry regular encourages and tells patients to brush teeth daily and maintaining a healthy mouth is vitally important to keep harmful mouth bacteria at bay. Dr.  Jorge E. Larrondo educates his patients about proper techniques for brushing teeth.  He knows that brushing at least twice daily can prevent future gum disease.

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