New Candy May Remove Decay-Causing Bacteria From Teeth

New Candy May Remove Decay-Causing Bacteria From Teeth

We’ve featured in the past how chewing sugar-free gums could help prevent tooth decay as it helps stimulate saliva production: this helps to neutralise acids and wash food debris away.

Now a group of researchers in Germany has developed a candy that is said to “reduce levels of ‘bad’ bacteria in the mouth’. These ‘bad bacteria’ are the ones that cause tooth decay: streptococcus mutans.

According to developers, the candies contain a (heat-killed) bacteria called Lactobacillus paracasei. This bacteria attaches to the streptococcus mutans cells, and in doing so prevents them from reattaching to the teeth, causing them to get washed away by saliva”.

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