Masazumi Horiuchi

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BACKGROUND Mechanical stimulation by toothbrushing enhances proliferation of fibroblasts and junctional epithelium (JE). These changes in gingiva may depend on the interval between toothbrushing. The effects of toothbrushing frequency on proliferation of gingival fibroblasts and basal cells of JE were evaluated. METHODS Twelve mongrel dogs were used. Each(More)
BACKGROUND Toothbrushing enhances gingival fibroblast proliferation, which promotes wound healing. Optimum force and duration of toothbrushing for stimulation of fibroblast proliferation are key factors in maximizing effects of toothbrushing on periodontal wound healing. We therefore evaluated the effects of different durations and forces of toothbrushing(More)
OBJECTIVES The literature suggests that a link exists between the presence of periodontal disease and impaired lipid metabolism. However, most studies have focused on patients in private clinics or university hospitals. In the present study, we assessed associations between blood chemistry variables and periodontal disease status in rural communities of(More)
BACKGROUND Gingival bleeding is frequently accompanied by an ulcerated epithelium, with repair depending on the proliferative activity of the epithelial cells. The present study examined the proliferative activity of the junctional epithelium (JE) under several different methods of toothbrushing stimulation. METHODS Twelve dogs were used in this 3-week(More)
OBJECTIVES Removal of dental plaque is an essential element of periodontal treatment. However, there have also been studies of the effects of the mechanical stimulation provided by toothbrushing on gingival host-defense mechanisms. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of toothbrushing on gingival fibroblast proliferation in dogs over time,(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical stimulation by toothbrushing enhances gingival fibroblast proliferation and collagen synthesis, and reduces inflammatory cell infiltration. The aim of this study was to investigate the spatial extent of proliferation of fibroblasts and endothelial cells in dog gingiva in response to mechanical stimulation by toothbrushing. METHODS(More)
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