When sugars attack, oral health can be generated from caries to gingivitis. How does this "biologist"
We tried new pasta, dental floss, mouthwash, but sugars of the food are strong and, in some cases, they manage to make a deterioration despite that the health of our mouthsFortunately, science is pushing for a solution to this problem.
Scientists from University of Coimbra (Portugal) discovered a molecule that prevents bacteria from "catching" the teeth. This causes eye diseases such as cavities or gingivitis.
The discovery that can be applied as Mouthwash, it is called "biolocker"And the clinical investigator, Sergio Matos, explained," the bacteria are stunned and the organic molecule will not allow them to attach to the teeth. "
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"Good" bacteria "bad" bacteria
According to Matos, classical oral solutions, such as antiseptics, are actually "bactericides that kill them indiscriminately, both good and bad"With the new method, bacteria do not die, as some are" very important "for other functions, such as gastric or cardiac.
The product creates a non-stick coating that protects bacteria from sticking to enamel and "guarantees greater protection, throughout the day, completing washing performance and deleting the limitations of current oral hygiene products. "
In addition, this allows progress in the prevention of oral diseases, as the "biolabel" will be cheap and affordable, according to a team of scientists, including Daniel Abegao and Philippe Antunes.
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The investigation started two and a half years ago, Matos reminded, and after the success of "in vitro" human tooth tests, the experts are ready to apply it to the volunteers and initiate the procedures for obtaining the international patent. The researchers highlighted the importance of research, bearing in mind that caries and gingivitis they are the most infectious diseases worldwide.
Researchers hope that over a period of approximately two years it can be marketed as a product created by organic molecules derived from protein synthesis. "