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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