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Oral Health And Weed: Could Marijuana Prevent Cavities?
Submitted by Marijuana News on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 10:31
A study found that cannabinoids have the potential to be used as an effective antibacterial agent against dental plaque-associated bacteria.
A January 2020 study published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science found something remarkable about marijuana’s effect on oral health. The study looked at the effect of marijuana or THC on dental plaque, a film that forms on the teeth and gums that can lead to heart disease. Examining the efficacy of multiple oral care products and cannabinoids together, researchers wanted to gauge which reduced plaque bacteria better.
Featuring 60 adults 18- to 65-years-old, individuals were screened for gum health and placed into six groups, based on their level of gum disease. Researchers scraped each individual in the six groups and placed the samples within individual petri dishes by type.
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Petri Dish A included:
Cannabidiol (CBD) Cannabichromene (CBC) Cannabinol (CBN) Cannabigerol (CBG) Petri Dish B included:
Cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) Oral B Colgate Cannabite F (a toothpaste formulation of pomegranate and algae)