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Does toothpaste affects oral microbiota?

Toothpaste prevents cavities and demineralization of enamel without affecting the composition of the oral microbiota but rather by modifying its production of acid or sugars, or the balance between remineralization and demineralization.   Sodium fluoride has been used in toothpastes and m...

Oral microbiota transplant to combat cavities?

Could an oral microbiota transplant cure dental cavities and periodontitis, just as a fecal transplant cures some gastrointestinal diseases?   Cavities are the most widespread dental disease worldwide, ahead of severe periodontitis (degradation of the supporting tissue of the teeth), whic...

Identifying the bacteria that cause cavities

The oral microbiota varies depending on how healthy your teeth are (whether or not you have cavities) but we still don’t fully understand how it changes when a cavity forms.   The sugars we eat are fermented by bacteria in the dental plaque, which makes the mouth more acidic. When it happ...
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