New candy eats ‘bad’ bacteria in the mouth, benefitting teeth

New candy eats 'bad' bacteria in the mouth, benefitting teethCurated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Medical News Today

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“Our mouths are a delicate balance of good and bad bacteria…”

See full article on Medical News Today

Commentary:

Some preliminary research has been reported by Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins that confirms, at least from a preliminary basis, that a new sugarless candy can be used to reduce the levels of bad bacteria in the mouth.  We’ll have to wait and see whether this candy ever makes it to the US market, but if it does, according to this article, it might be an interesting thing to try.  The gum apparently attacks the specific germs in our mouths that cause tooth decay.

Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, Sedation Dentist, Denton, TX

 

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