The microbes in your mouth, and a reminder to floss and go to the dentist

Brushing teeth (stock image).Credit: © Alliance / Adobe Stock Most people know that good oral hygiene — brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits — is linked to good health. Colorado State University microbiome researchers offer fresh evidence to support that conventional wisdom, by taking a close look at invisible communities of microbes that live in every […]

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Saliva test shows promise for earlier and easier detection of mouth and throat cancer

Unfortunately, cancers that occur in the back of the mouth and upper throat are often not diagnosed until they become advanced, partly because their location makes them difficult to see during routine clinical exams. A report in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier, describes the use of acoustofluidics, a new non-invasive method that analyzes […]

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