To Prevent Cavities, Swish With These Bacteria

… Don’t throw away your toothbrushes just yet:

Even if Hillman’s new strain is successful, it will never replace a good toothbrushing.

“Good dental hygiene will always be necessary because of plaque buildup,” Hillman said.

So, you’ll still have to brush to get rid of those tooth sweaters from eating all that sugar, but you’ll never get cavities. Hey that seems like a great thing!


Source: UF dental researcher develops genetically altered bacteria strain that may fight cavities for a lifetime, from

Photo Credit: Fusao Ota, University of Japan