Could mucus be good for your teeth?

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21 Jul Could mucus be good for your teeth?

The idea that mucus in the nose could be beneficial to health has led researchers to investigate artificial mucus, which may play an important role in protecting teeth from decay.

Key takeaways

– Mucus stops bacteria clinging to teeth which causes cavities

– Artificial mucus with beneficial proteins could be added to toothpastes in the future

– Artificial mucus may even replace some antibiotic treatments in future.

Until further research has been carried out remember to see your dentist regularly and brush teeth twice daily.

“Mucus found in the body could help protect teeth from the bacteria that causes cavities“.

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Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.