Microbiologists develop an antimicrobial rinse that could prevent cavities
Oct 31 2012 - 11:15am
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- Streptococcus mutans - The bacteria that are mainly responsible for causing tooth decay and cavities.
- Specifically Targeted Anti-Microbial Peptides (STAMP) - A new anti-microbial mouthwash that eliminates only the harmful streptococcus mutans bacteria while remaining on the teeth to keep fighting bacterial growth.
- Targeted Antimicrobial Therapy - A therapeutic approach that targets the cause of infection and prevents the growth of specific bacteria.