New Research: Bacteria and Yeast Work Together to Cause Cavities in Kids
Sugar is the number one enemy of your child's teeth! We know it fuels the bacteria that causes tooth decay, but now a new study is showing that it may also be fueling fungi in your child's mouth, which causes more severe decay when it works together with bacteria known as childhood caries. This disease affects around 23% of children in the United States. While fluoride is still effective in fighting bacteria, researchers are working on an agent that can disrupt the development of fungi.
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