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In a co-operation with the Department of Dental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet we are developing analytical methods to study the content of porphyrins in oral bacteria and the use of Phototherapy as a tool for oral health care. The use and effect of toothbrushes with built in LED technology shall be tested for the prophylaxis and treatment of oral disease. The aim is to examine if light with a certain wavelength incorporated in a toothbrush inhibit and/or kill oral bacteria and prevent and/or reduce gingival inflammation. The project includes both basic chemical and microbiological mechanistic studies and clinical research.

Contact information

Visiting addresses:

Geovetenskapens Hus,
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm

Arrheniuslaboratoriet, Svante Arrhenius väg 16, Stockholm (Unit for Toxicological Chemistry)

Mailing address:
Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm

Press enquiries should be directed to:

Stella Papadopoulou
Science Communicator
Phone +46 (0)8 674 70 11

Project Info

Project start: 2012

This Project is part of Research topic