Seaweed In Your Toothpaste? News From British Dental Journal

Seaweed For Brushing Teeth?

Toothbrushing is the standard way to clean the teeth at home and toothpastes work as cleaning agent. However, while effective, toothpastes don’t reach all the parts of the teeth where bacteria hide and accumulate.

Researchers from the UK found that seaweeds have certain enzymes that could “cut through” plaque on the surface of teeth and reach hard-to-reach parts of the teeth, effectively cleaning them.

Curious about this report? Read more about it in this British Dental Journal article: