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Cranberries Contain Possible Anti-Caries, Anti-Plaque Agents

Posted by Z Dental Group - June 18th, 2011

Scientists have discovered that the humble cranberry harbors several anti-oxidants (flavonoids) that show the ability to counteract the damaging effects of the bacterium Streptococcus mutans, which causes dental caries (tooth decay). Dental caries is the most common oral infectious disease that afflicts humans. More than 95% of all adults have experienced this disease. It is […]

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Researchers Identify New Dental Cavity-Causing Species

Posted by Z Dental Group - June 18th, 2011

A team of scientists from Boston has confirmed that the bacterium Streptococcus mutans is a primary culprit in early childhood caries (EEC) cavities on the first set of teeth, and has identified a new species of bacterium, Scardovia wiggsiae, which they suspect is also a major contributor. They report their findings in the Journal of […]

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