“Smart bomb” mouthwash aims to end tooth decay: Will it work? – HealthPop – CBS News

Dentists are smiling over a new report that UCLA researchers have developed a new mouthwash that might make dental cavities go the way of the dodo bird, CBS Los Angeles reported.

For the study – published in the Nov. issue of the journal Carries Research – researchers tested the new mouthwash on 12 patients. After only one rinse, the mouthwash completely eliminated the S. mutans bacteria – the main cause of tooth decay. The patients were S. mutans-free for the entire four-day duration of the study.

via "Smart bomb" mouthwash aims to end tooth decay: Will it work? – HealthPop – CBS News.

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