Probiotics Could Prevent Dental Cavities

Posted: Mar 11 2016, 8:57am CST | by , Updated: Mar 11 2016, 10:22pm CST, in News | Latest Science News

Probiotics Could Prevent Dental Cavities
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  • Researchers find a Completely Biotic Cure for Cavities

Researchers have found that there is a bacteria that could possibly cure cavities.

Ask people what they dread the most in their daily lives and they’ll tell you going to the dentist. Dentistry is a noble profession and they are there to serve your oral needs, but their work is related to pain. The pain is very crucial element to curing the problem. Cavities is one of the most frequently occurring causes of going to the dentist’s.

Cavities are a natural phenomenon. The accumulation of bacteria and biotic elements form clumps on the teeth which is called plaque. The plaque then leads to the decomposition which is known as cavities. Cavities are painful, they are the curse of oral hygiene and the bane of having teeth.

So when the researcher say that they have found a probiotic way to cure cavities that could cure cavities with just a pill. A pill that would help fight the plaque causing harmful bacteria including arginine and urea.

Researchers from the Florida University conducted a study in which they extracted about 2000 kinds of bacteria from the mouth. They checked the effect of every bacteria on the harmful plaque and finally extracted a bacteria which they named as A12. The A12 apparently reverses the plaque and prevent cavities.

The A12 actually counteracts arginine and prevent its build up. This could be the leading cause of believing that A12 is the possible cure of cavities.

The researchers believe that they have to confirm through rigorous experimentation that A12 can cure the cavities. Only after that can they approve that A12 is a cure and they could market it as pills which they could sell later on.

"We may be able to use this as a risk assessment tool," Nascimento said. "If we get to the point where we can confirm that people who have more of this healthy type of bacteria in the mouth are at lower risk of cavities, compared to those who don't carry the beneficial bacteria and may be at high risk, this could be one of the factors that you measure for cavities risk."

If the pill is approved and sold, there will be no more needs for painful cavity fillings.

The findings of this research were published in late January in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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