Modified Candy Won't Cause Cavities
Biotech firm OrganoBalance developed treats that battle tooth decay.
Researchers at Berlin-based biotechnology firm OrganoBalance have developed candy that doesn't cause cavities.
Cavities are caused by bacteria that stay on the person's teeth after eating sugar. The bacteria releases acid that breaks down the enamel of the teeth and this causes cavities.
The researchers figured out a solution to fight cavities by looking into reducing this bad bacteria, which most likely is a bacteria called mutans streptococci. The team studied another type of bacteria, Lactobacillus paracasei, which was found to reduce the levels of mutans streptococci and cavities in test rats. The team figured that L. paracasei can help stop the bad bacteria from attaching itself to a person's teeth.