Beyond the mouth: how cavities and oral inflammation affect your long-term health

Beyond the mouth: how cavities and oral inflammation affect your long-term health

Cavity schmavity! These dental problems are more than just a costly nuisance. They can have far-reaching effects on the health of your entire body.

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How tea helps your teeth

How tea helps your teeth

Sure, tea is delicious and calming but did you know that it can also help keep your teeth and gums healthy and your breath fresh?

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Ask a Scientist: How did we get to 52% reduction in plaque?

Ask a Scientist: How did we get to 52% reduction in plaque?

Dental plaque is made up of millions of bacteria that live in a sticky film on the surface of teeth. This microbial community is also referred to as a biofilm. To study the effectiveness of qii in reducing dental plaque, we tested it in the lab against the oral pathogens Streptococcus mutans(tooth decay and cavities), Porphyromonas gingivalis (gingivitis) and Solobacterium moorei (halitosis).
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How to get rid of plaque without brushing or flossing

How to get rid of plaque without brushing or flossing

A good oral hygiene regimen can help eliminate plaque, one of the main contributors to oral conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. We’ve developed qii, the world’s first drink proven to reduce plaque buildup because let’s be honest, we don’t always floss and brush our teeth as often and as diligently as we should.
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What's the stink? The true causes of bad breath

What's the stink? The true causes of bad breath

From gingivitis to reflux to metabolic disorders, we explore all the different causes of bad breath.

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Let’s stick together: the basics of bacterial biofilms

Let’s stick together: the basics of bacterial biofilms

Bacteria assemble on surfaces to build communities called biofilms, which play an important role in health and disease.

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This is your mouth on acid

This is your mouth on acid

A slice of grapefruit and glass of orange juice might make a delicious breakfast but when it comes to oral health, they could be doing more harm than good.

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How sweet it is: the benefits and safety of xylitol

How sweet it is: the benefits and safety of xylitol

What looks like sugar, tastes like sugar and helps to prevent cavities? Xylitol! Here’s what you need to know about this sweet substance.

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Spit it out: the science of saliva

Spit it out: the science of saliva

Much more than just slobbery puppy kisses, saliva has tooth-protecting and microbe-busting properties that make it absolutely drool-worthy.
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Oral Bacteria - Good and Bad

Oral Bacteria: It Ain’t All Bad

Bacteria have an image problem. Far from being the mischief-making bad guys we think they are, some oral bacteria play a key role in keeping your mouth healthy and disease-free.

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The Dirty Talk about Oral Health

The Dirty Talk about Oral Health

The human mouth is a bustling microbial metropolis with over 700 bacterial species present. This complex community, known as the oral microbiome, plays a key player in not just oral health, but also our overall health.

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All about qii

All about qii

The mouth harbors one of the most diverse bacterial ecosystems in the body. We’re focused on understanding both the harmful bacteria that trigger cavities, periodontal disease and bad breath as well as the beneficial microbes that support oral health. We’re finding ways to wipe out the bad while nurturing the good. qii is different. With a shelf-stable pH around 7, it helps maintain a neutral, non-acidic oral environment that allows the beneficial bacteria in your mouth to thrive.
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