at Oasis Family Dental, explain the link between seaweed and oral health.

Oral Hygiene Boost

Brushing your with toothpaste might scrub away plaque, but this is not a fool-proof method of oral hygiene. Crevices between teeth can be especially difficult to keep completely clean. You can still end up with cavities even if you follow a dentist’s recommendation for a strict oral hygiene regimen. Seaweed microbes could be a potential addition to toothpaste and mouthwash that could fight tooth decay by stripping away the bacteria. This powerful enzyme is particularly useful for getting rid of plaque that hides between teeth.

Many Potential Uses for Seaweed Enzyme

Dr Nicholas Jakubovics of Newcastle University’s School of Dental Sciences states, “work in a test tube has shown that this enzyme can cut through the plaque or layer of bacteria and we want to harness this power into a paste, mouthwash or denture cleaning solution.” The team of scientists are aiming for further testing to prove the dental benefits of Bacillus licheniformis. A bonus feature of the enzyme is the potential to help clean medical implants. Speech valves and artificial hips often succumb to biofilms such asStreptococcus mutans, which causes tooth decay.

Visit Your Temecula Dentist

Until seaweed officially linked to oral hygiene, visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup will help you avoid tooth decay. The Oasis Family Dental provides  for our patients of all ages. If you are in need of a checkup, cleaning, restorative procedures such as fillings or crowns, or one of the above-mentioned cosmetic procedures, contact our 92591 dental office by calling (951) 695-2290 to schedule an appointment today. We welcome patients from Temecula and all surrounding communities.