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89% of Adolescents Consume Sports Drinks

89% of Adolescents Consume Sports Drinks

28 June 2017

Sports drinks continue to be popular among adolescents, with 89% of 12- to 14-year-olds consuming...

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May 2017

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February 2017

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Molecule Thwarts Tooth Decay-Causing Bacteria

A molecule has been discovered that destroys the bacteria associated with tooth decay in just a matter of seconds.

The molecule eliminates streptococcus mutans within 60 seconds, stopping any possible development of cavities and tooth decay. Two entrepreneurs—one has a PhD in molecular biology from Yale (Jose Cordoba) and the other graduated from the University of Chile (Erich Astudillo)—have made the discovery.

Because of the natural presence of bacteria in the mouth, streptococcus mutans is often present. It doesn't develop into a potential problem until there is a buildup of plaque. The bacterial colonies then have the ability grow and wreak havoc on the mouth.

That's why it's so important to maintain solid oral health. That way, cavities and tooth decay won't be a problem. But this new molecule has the ability to pinpoint streptococcus  mutans and prevent the lactic acid release, dental enamel erosion and the eventual cavity formation.

Before this molecule gets put into practice, safety regulations must first be passed. If all goes well, the product may be readily available by the end of 2013 in products that prevent tooth decay, like gum, toothpaste, mouthwashes, etc.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

21 June 2017

Patients are becoming more educated, as a world of information is readily available at our...

Technique of the Week

e-Prescribing with XLDent

e-Prescribing with XLDent

29 March 2017

Drs. David Andersen and Lora Nelson explain how easy e-Prescribing...

Technology Today

Show Me the Way

Show Me the Way

02 May 2017

This year’s International Dental Show did not disappoint: 155,000 participants from 157 countries attended,...

Implants Today

Dental Implant Prosthetic Options

01 June 2017

While implants have the mechanical availability to attach many different prosthetic options, many factors...

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