Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 18 November 2011 08:31
A new mouthwash may eradicate tooth decay.
The mouthwash, which was created by a microbiologist from the UCLA School of Dentistry, targets Streptococcus mutans. That type of bacteria is one of the main causes for tooth decay and cavities.
A recent study showed that 12 subjects had a mouth without any sign of S. mutans bacteria after just one rinse with this mouthwash. This study appears in the recent edition of Caries Research.