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Seaweed Give A Clue To Tooth Decay Prevention

tooth decay preventionUndoubtedly, tooth decay and cavities are among the commonest conditions, both in the framework of dental health and our overall health. Overwhelming majority of people suffer from this problem, spending thousands of dollars annually for dental fillings or special preventive dental care products. Tooth decay prevention is an objective for many scientific studies, and dental specialists around the world are looking for effective tooth decay treatment technologies, based on natural or synthesized materials. World’s leading scientists are studying various chemical elements, herbal remedies, plants and seeds, animal products, and various microbes. A group of British dental health experts at Newcastle University went deep under waters in their search for possible tooth decay treatment clues, and they were lucky to find special seaweed enzymes which have amazing effects on tooth enamel and can assist in preventing tooth decay.

Special types of microbes, Bacillus licheniformis, found in seaweed were proven effective for cleaning tooth enamel from harmful dental bacteria which commonly cause plaque formation, tooth decay and cavities. The laboratory tests at Newcastle University have shown that the discovered bacteria can effectively stop the development of dental bacteria formation, this way protecting our tooth enamel from decay. Moreover, the researchers underline that the main advantage of using this potential tooth decay prevention and treatment technology is the following: it is possible to use this effects to reach the areas between our teeth which is hard or even impossible to reach by tooth brush, this way substantially decreasing the risks of tooth decay and all related risks of serious dental problems. At that, the enzymes were discovered to cut through the existing plaques and kill all harmful dental bacteria, this way neutralizing even the existing plaque.

This discovery can open a way to creating a brand new amazing revolutionary tooth decay treatment and prevention. Newcastle experts underline that it is possible to maximize preventive effects of the enzymes by adding newly discovered compounds into tooth pastes or mouth washes, which can assist reaching the most hidden parts and areas in our mouth. “Plaque on your teeth is made up of bacteria which join together to colonise an area in a bid to push out any potential competitors. Traditional toothpastes work by scrubbing off the plaque containing the bacteria – but that’s not always effective – which is why people who religiously clean their teeth can still develop cavities,” said Dr Nick Jakubovics, of the study leaders and a specialist at school of dental sciences in Newcastle University. The scientists say that the found enzymes can have really amazing effects and successfully remove killing bacteria from dental plaque.

Dr Jakubovics explained that when dental bacteria cells die, the sticky substance is formed, and tooth brushing is mainly directed on removing this sticky substance or scrubbing off the plaque entirely. The advantage of newly discovered tooth decay prevention enzymes is neutralizing dental bacteria and preventing sticky substance formation, this way substantially decreasing our risks of tooth decay and making stripping our tooth enamel unnecessary. He said that further studies required to prove the safety of newly discovered method, but Newcastle researches are very hopeful about their proposal. The findings are to be presented at an annual meeting of the Society for Applied Microbiology, and it is expected to receive funds from this organization for further research by Newcastle scientific group right after the presentation.

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A New Tooth Decay Treatment Has Offered By Chilean Dentists

Tooth Decay TreatmentIn modern world, it is hardly possible to find a person who is not familiar with tooth decay and tooth cavities. Maybe small children do, but among today’s adults it is impossible to point on someone whose teeth did not know filling. Actually, dental health of modern people is getting worse and worse, and many of us are praying for scientists to invent or find out an effective and very fast tooth decay treatment, which would save us from tons of pains and really much of trouble. Dental care specialists are working really hard to create new approaches and learn to heal cavities, and there are considerable breakthroughs on the way to totally healthy teeth and miraculous tooth decay treatments. It is reported that Chilean experts discovered a new technology which can be successfully used to prevent tooth decay and cavities.

A team of experts at Universidad de Santiago led by José Córdova, an experienced specialist from Yale University, managed to specify a molecule to kill all bacteria related to tooth decay and cavities. The study started 7 years ago resulted in discovering the molecule known as Keep 32 which is able to completely erase Streptococcus Mutans, the bacteria responsible to most tooth decay cases. According to the estimations, these kind of bacteria currently affect over 73 per cent of people in the world, so the newly developed technology to kill the bacteria can help millions of people and relieve their dental health condition. The researchers are very proud of their discovery, but they are reporting about the necessity of financial support for their study since Chilean government or commercial organizations show no interest to this potentially very lucrative discovery.

Erich Astudillo, an official of Top Tech Innovations, the company which previously supported the research, says: “The molecule has the potential, not only to be harnessed into a gum, but also in products like tooth paste, mouthwashes, toothpaste sheets, candies, overnight dental gel, and other products that stay in the mouth for at least 60 seconds.” He says that the specialists from the research team have plenty of ideas, but they just need to rise the funds for their studies for the next 14-18 months. “In Chile, we’ve been looking for financial backing for two years.  No one was interested in putting resources into R&D,” José Córdova said to the media. He says that the experiments involving studying the effects of this new tooth decay treatment on humans should be started and completed withing the stated period of time.

The Chilean scientists gave up their hopes to find financial support for their new tooth decay treatment in their homecountry, and they are ready to give the rights for using their discovery to American companies. It is reported that currently they are negotiating with some of them regarding the business. “We’re interested in selling the license to big corporations that deal with personal hygiene products, like Colgate or P&G, or that sell snacks, such as Hershey’s or Cadbury Trevor, among others,” Astudillo says. It is estimated that the new technology developed to heal cavities can  potentially bring to its owner about 300 million USD of revenues withing the first five years. The business plan for using the technology has already been created by the Chilean scientists.

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