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Seaweed Toothpaste Found to Fight Plaque

Posted on July 5, 2012

 

Adding enzymes from seaweed microbes to toothpaste and mouthwash could provide better protection against tooth decay, a team of UK scientists have said, according to BBC News online .

Researchers at Newcastle University had been studying Bacillus licheniformis to see if it could clean ships' hulls, but the scientists now believe it could protect the areas between teeth where plaque can gather despite brushing. Their lab tests suggest the microbe's enzyme cuts through plaque,

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