Latest Streptococcus mutans Stories

2014-08-21 23:14:09

Healthy Grid recently announced the premier of their new tooth-friendly candy made from the sugar substitute Xylitol. The chemical make up of Xylitol deprives harmful mouth bacteria of of the sucrose they need to grow and its slow metabolization makes it safer for those with diabetes. Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Healthy Grid recently announced the premier of their new Tooth-Friendly Candy made from the sugar substitute Xylitol. The chemical makeup of Xylitol deprives harmful...

2013-10-16 23:31:18

Healthygrid LLC announced the sale of cavity-fighting lollipops in time for Halloween. Dental problems often surface in November so children and adults can protect their teeth and start to fight tooth decay with these healthy treats in October. Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Healthygrid LLC announced the sale of cavity-fighting lollipops in time for Halloween. Dental problems often surface in November so children and adults can protect their teeth and start to fight tooth decay...

Coconut Oil May Inhibit Bacteria Growth, Preventing Tooth Decay
2012-09-03 08:59:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dentists have long encouraged the use of fluoride to prevent cavities and tooth decay. But several studies have also found that other things, such as lollipops, raisins, licorice root and gum, may also help in the fight against tooth decay. And now, a new study is suggesting that coconut oil could also combat tooth decay and could be used in a variety of dental care products. Scientists from the Athlone Institute of Technology in...

2012-07-13 09:03:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Soda. Candy. These are just a few of the things that can erode a person´s teeth. A few investigators looked into this problem and recently discovered a possible solution. These scientists recently revealed that they have created a new chemical that could allow teeth to be “cavity proof” and make it so that patients never have to visit the dentist again. The molecule, called “Keep 32” after the 32 teeth...

2011-08-11 14:48:00

OKEMOS, Mich., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study, published by the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, demonstrated that sugar-free lollipops containing licorice root extract significantly reduced the bacteria that causes tooth decay, specifically in pre-school children with high-risk of tooth decay. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110811/DE51264 ) The study, funded by the Research and Data Institute of the affiliated companies of Delta Dental of Michigan,...

2011-06-27 21:18:15

Scientists have discovered the tool that bacteria normally found in our mouths use to invade heart tissue, causing a dangerous and sometimes lethal infection of the heart known as endocarditis. The work raises the possibility of creating a screening tool "“ perhaps a swab of the cheek, or a spit test "“ to gauge a dental patient's vulnerability to the condition. The identification of the protein that allows Streptococcus mutans to gain a foothold in heart tissue is reported in the...

2011-03-21 12:59:28

Today, during the 89th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, lead researcher F. Cheni will hold an oral presentation on a research study titled "Biodegradable Tooth-binding Micelles Inhibit Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) Biofilm Growth." This research was performed under...

2011-02-28 13:52:01

New pathogen contributes to severe early childhood caries Researchers at The Forsyth Institute have made a significant discovery about the nature of childhood dental disease. The scientific studies led by Anne Tanner, BDS, Ph.D., identified a new pathogen connected to severe early childhood caries (cavities). This bacterium, Scardovia wiggsiae, was present in the mouths of children with severe early childhood caries when other known pathogens such as Streptococcus mutans were not detected....

2010-11-23 14:40:00

Never mind conflict with the in-laws; it's cake vs. cranberry, pie vs. wine If you're lucky, it will all be kisses and hugs around the Thanksgiving dinner table, with friends and family near and dear gathered about, and puppies at your feet waiting for table scraps. But peace won't reign within the confines of the oral cavity, where Streptococcus mutans and other harmful bacteria will await their own holiday feast. Your meal will enable S. mutans to launch one of its biggest assaults of the...

2009-09-24 13:57:52

A healthy alternative to sugary snacks -- raisins -- may actually prevent tooth damage, U.S. researchers say. In addition to the polyphenols, flavonoids and iron in raisins, U.S. researchers also found germ-fighters that may suppress tooth disease. One of the many antimicrobial phytochemicals found in raisins -- oleanolic acid -- has been shown to suppress the tooth disease-causing Streptococcus mutans biofilm. Grape seed extract, high in proanthocyanidins, has been found to positively...

Latest Streptococcus mutans Reference Libraries

2011-04-26 23:21:38

Streptococcus mutans is a Gram-positive cocci, Facultative anaerobic bacterium commonly found in the human oral cavity and is a significant contributor to tooth decay. J Kilian Clarke first described the microbe in 1924. The first colonizers of the tooth surface are mainly Neisseria spp. and streptococci, including S. mutans. The pioneer species changes the local environmental conditions through growth and metabolism thus allowing more fastidious organisms to further colonize after them,...

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