Microbiome Candy: Could A Probiotic Mint Help Prevent Cavities?

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December 10, 2013 8:45 AM

Eat candy and fight tooth decay. What a sweet concept, right?

Well, microbiologists in Berlin are trying to make that dream a reality.

They’ve created a sugarless mint that’s aimed at washing out cavity-causing bacteria from your mouth. And the candy works in a curious way: It’s spiked with dead bacteria. It’s like probiotics for your teeth.

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