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Possible treatment found for dental health disease
Updated: 2/25/2009 3:00:19 PM

Possible treatment found for dental health disease New research has emerged from a medical device company that may be a step closer to fighting certain strains of oral bacteria related to conditions that attack one's dental health.

Ceragenix Pharmaceuticals stated its researchers from Health Sciences University of Hokkaido in Japan found that CSA-13, the company's lead antimicrobial compound, appeared to be effective against all 23 strains of oral bacterial that can cause dental caries and lead to periodontal disease.

The findings from the research were published in the February issue of Oral Microbiology and Immunolgy.

The researchers, after seeing the results from the study, said "CSA-13 may be useful for the prevention and treatment of oral microbial diseases."

Steve Porter, CEO of Ceragenix, said the company was happy with the results and expects a joint venture with another company to commercialize the possible treatment sometime this year.

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection of the tissues that support teeth. People who smoke can be at a higher risk of developing the condition.

While CSA-13 may have garnered positive results in its trial, the best defense for people against the disease is regular dental care and teeth cleanings.

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