A Candy That Prevents Tooth Decay? Your Dentist Will Be Shocked

Good news for sweet tooths everywhere.

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Dreams do come true: scientists have created candy that is actually good for your teeth, robbing parents everywhere of their number-one excuse for taking your Halloween bounty all for themselves.

The Berlin-based biotech firm Organobalance have developed a candy that contains the bacteria Lactobacillus paracasei, which has been found to reduce cavities in lab rats. Scientists with Organobalance tested the candy out on two groups: one given candy with the bacteria and a control group given a placebo candy without it.

When the experiment ended, the subjects in the first group were found to have reduced cavity-causing bacteria, presumably  reducing their chances of becoming yuck mouths.

The research is published in the scholarly journal Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, but probably doesn’t mean there will be Jolly Ranchers or Reese’s sold next to toothbrushes anytime soon. Ugh, the dentists always win.

[medicalxpress.com]

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nadyali22

This article says in the end that it’s a wishful thinking to have such candies available in the market anytime soon or at all. In my opinion instead of going for high tech lab research on finding cure of tooth decay, people should be informed about the importance of nutrition for health of teeth. It is the nutritional deficiency that causes tooth decay by making teeth weak and prone to decay. Therefore if people would just consume food which is rich in nutrients like fat-soluble vitamins A D E K, calcium; phosphorus, potassium and other minerals then they will b able to prevent tooth decay and may also reverse it by process of remineralization.For further knowledge I suggest people should read this book titled “Cure tooth decay” by Ramiel Nagel.This book contains a nutritious diet plan which will help in prevention and reversal of cavities. For further information about this book, visit this website http://www.curetoothdecay.com