Tagged: Streptococcus mutans

tooth decay and berries

Berries Slow Gum Infections

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland’s Department of Biosciences have determined that bilberries, blackcurrants, crowberries and lingonberries deter the growth of bacteria that infect the gums and form plaque on the teeth. The research tested a number of fruits, but these berries...

wild grape and cavities

Grape Pomace Helps Prevent Cavities

Japanese researchers have discovered that wild grape pomace – the pulp, seeds and skin of the grape left after juicing – inhibits the bacteria known for causing dental caries, Streptococcus mutans. The laboratory research, led by the Iwate Biotechnology Research Center in Kitakami,...