Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Plaque busters: How olive oil, chewing gum and green tea can prevent the build-up of bacteria

Plaque busters: How olive oil, chewing gum and green tea can prevent the build-up of bacteria


A new toothpaste claims to 'dissolve' 88 per cent more dental plaque than other toothpastes.
It is quite a claim, given that dentists advise patients to have bacterial plaque removed professionally from their teeth every three to six months.
'Plaque forms when decay-causing bacteria attach to the surface of tooth enamel, forming a sticky film,' explains Dr Mervyn Druian, of the British Dental Association.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1275342/Plaque-Busters-How-olive-oil-chewing-gum-green-tea-prevent-build-bacteria.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0nfscRTgm

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