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2008-09-09 12:00:41

OKEMOS, Mich., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The affiliated companies of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee and Indiana are funding two clinical studies to determine if sugarless lollipops containing licorice extract can reduce the bacteria that causes tooth decay in nursing home residents and Head Start children. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080909/CLTU093 ) The investigations are a collaborative effort of the University of Michigan, the University of...

2006-08-31 16:29:15

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new chewing gum may soon be available to help fight tooth decay. The gum, along with a number of other products, is being developed by the German chemical company BASF, in conjunction with a microbial strain development and screening company called OrganoBalance, according to a report in Chemistry & Industry. The products will contain a new strain of lactobacillus, the bacteria normally found in live yogurt and buttermilk. It...

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2005-11-24 06:45:00

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON -- Cranberries, known for their ability to help thwart urinary tract infections, may also help prevent tooth decay and cavities, new research shows. The same sticky compounds in the small red fruit that help keep bacteria at bay in the bladder also appear to help prevent bacteria from clinging to teeth, dental researchers reported in the January issue of the journal Caries Research. They also found it seemed to help ward off plaque, a gooey substance formed from...

2005-09-01 13:12:26

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some infants delivered by cesarean section may have a higher risk of developing cavities later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among young children who harbored a particular cavity-causing bacterium in their mouths, those who were delivered by C-section acquired the infection one year earlier, on average, than those delivered vaginally. Mothers appeared to be the main source of transmission of the bacterium, known as...

2005-06-07 17:35:00

Compounds found in raisins fight bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and gum disease, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "Our laboratory analyses showed that phytochemicals in this popular snack food suppressed the growth of oral bacteria associated with caries and gum disease," said Christine Wu, professor and associate dean for research at the UIC College of Dentistry and lead author of the study. Phytochemicals are compounds found in higher plants....


Latest Streptococcus mutans Reference Libraries

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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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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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