New discovered bacteria can help maintain your dental health

We all know that the best way to keep healthy teeth is with a regular brushing and flossing, as well as maintaining a diet low in sweets and soft drinks. But the mouth also works to protect itself. In fact, a recent study detected that some bacteria can stop or limit dental erosion, which leads to the occurrence of tooth decay.

These germs live naturally in and around teeth, but not all people are home to these beneficial bacteria. Some scientists now want to change that, aiming to grow in the mouth these good bacteria with a treatment known as probiotics (Pro-by-OT-IKS). Marcelle Nascimento and Robert Burne are dental researchers at the University of Florida in Gainesville have been studying a microbe that can serve as a probiotic for teeth. To find it, his team used cotton swabs to take samples of bacteria in the mouth of children aged 2 to 7 years of age. This because they realized that some children had no tooth decay and others had many, as well as the researchers tested different bacteria, in search of which could help combat tooth decay. The decay develops when it accumulates and produces too much acid in the mouth; the acid eats the hard outer layer of the tooth, the enamel.

The most promising germ is A12, it has all the properties that are looked up in a bacterium capable of fighting tooth decay and came from a child with healthy teeth. A12 bacterium has in its composition hydrogen peroxide which kills harmful bacteria and ammonia neutralizes acids that can damage the teeth.

In any case until they develop a peer reviewed treatment it is better to maintain good dental hygiene to prevent the future loss of any dental piece.  You can surely replace a missing tooth with one of our dental implants, but let’s try to keep our mouth in the best natural condition until then

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