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Prof. Mogens Kilian (left) is Professor of Medical Microbiology at Aarhus University in Denmark and Michael Hoptroff (right) is Senior R&D manager at Unilever. (Image: DTSC)
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Webinar offers insight into microbiome-based protection from oral disease

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LONDON, UK: For decades, oral bacteria have been seen as the enemy; however, emerging evidence has shown that this is not the case. In a free webinar to be broadcast on Monday, April 24, participants will be introduced to the new thinking and pioneering research redefining our approach to oral health.

The mouth houses one of the most diverse microbiomes in the body, with both health- and disease-associated species of bacteria co-existing in the biofilm. Our growing appreciation of the oral microbiome’s ecology points to a new approach to oral health—one of re-establishing a symbiotic equilibrium in the mouth rather than attempting to eliminate all bacteria.

In this webinar, two speakers will discuss how next-generation sequencing is advancing our understanding of all bacterial species within the oral microbiome, not just the ones that can be cultured. Participants will learn how a balanced oral microbiome can help maintain good oral health and revisit risk factors that may contribute to dysbiosis, leading to oral problems. Lastly, the speakers will give an overview of a recent clinical study that has shown that brushing with an enzyme- and protein-containing toothpaste can help promote a balanced oral plaque microbiome.

The 1-hour webinar, titled “A balanced microbiome: Natural protection from oral disease”, is free of charge and will be broadcast online on Monday, April 24, at 11 a.m. EDT. Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat window and have the opportunity to earn a continuing education credit by completing a multiple-choice questionnaire on the topic discussed.

Registration for the webinar is now open here.

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