Tag: Dental caries

Japanese invention could end tooth decay

By Agence France-Presse Sunday, September 16, 2012 18:29 EDT Topics: Shigeki Hontsu ♦ tooth decay ♦ tooth enamel Scientists in Japan have created a microscopically thin film that can coat individual teeth to prevent decay or to make them appear whiter, the chief researcher said. The “tooth patch” […]

Coconut oil could combat tooth decay

Contact: Laura Udakis l.udakis@sgm.ac.uk 44-079-908-26696 Society for General Microbiology Digested coconut oil is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay. It is a natural antibiotic that could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology’s Autumn […]