Effect of an essential oil-containing antiseptic mouthrinse on induction of platelet aggregation by oral bacteria in vitro.

@article{Whitaker2000EffectOA,
  title={Effect of an essential oil-containing antiseptic mouthrinse on induction of platelet aggregation by oral bacteria in vitro.},
  author={Eugene J. Whitaker and Kym Pham and D Feik and Thomas E. Rams and Michael L. Barnett and P H Pan},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2000},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={370-3}
}
BACKGROUND With an increasing body of data suggesting an association between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease, studies have been conducted to elucidate potential mechanisms by which oral bacteria might exert systemic effects. 2 oral bacteria, Streptococcus sanguis and Porphyromonas gingivalis, have been shown to induce platelet aggregation in vitro. This study was conducted to determine the effect of treatment with an essential oil mouthrinse (Listerine Antiseptic) on the platelet… CONTINUE READING