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Dental Health

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel .
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Summary of Dental Health

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Dental Health

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect dental health.
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Notable - See study
An improvement in dental health is noted with gum containing magnolia bark, which outperforms that of Xylitol in regards to reducing acid, plaque, and gum bleeding
grade-c Minor - See study
Supplementation of zinc in children who were probably deficient is able to reduce the formation of plaque and is thought to then reduce risk of dental cavities; gingivitis risk was not affected.