Natural Defense Systems for Your Teeth

A couple weeks ago, we took a quick look at S. mutans, the microbe largely responsible for causing tooth decay. As mentioned, this is just one of 25 species of strep – and more than 600 kinds of microbe total – found in the human mouth. But not all of those “bugs” are bad. In […]

Brush, Floss & See Your Dentist: “Not Sexy, but It Works”

Aren’t you gladthat you can’t see bacteria? There are lots of “germs” in the human mouth. In dental biofilm alone – the “plaque” that coats your teeth between cleanings – there are more than 600 kinds, including 25 species of streptococci. One of the most problematic is S. mutans – the main causative agent of […]