Naturally Occurring Amino Acid Could Improve Oral Health

  • Posted on: May 19 2015

There are numerous products that can help improve dental health and oral hygiene, but natural treatments are always best. A recent study shows that a natural occurring amino acid that is found in food can actually break down plaque. The amino acid is already used in many dental products to help treat tooth sensitivity. It is found in red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products.

“This is important as bacteria like to aggregate on surfaces to form biofilms. Dental plaque is a biofilm,” Rickard said. “Biofilms account for more than 50 percent of all hospital infections. Dental plaque biofilms contribute to the billions of dollars of dental treatments and office visits every year in the United States.”

The amino acid could be added to more dental products to help improve dental health properly.

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