When sugars attack oral health can be generated from caries to gingivitis. How this "biolocker" works
We tried new pasta, dental floss, mouthwash, though sugars of food is strong, and at times they manage to make a belly in spite of health in our mouths. Fortunately, science insists on finding a solution to this problem.
Researchers of University of Coimbra (Portugal) discovered a molecule that prevents bacteria from "grabbing" the teeth. This causes oral diseases such as cavity or gingivitis.
The discovery that can be used as mouthwash, it is called "biolocker"And explained the clinical leader of the study, Sérgio Matos, acting in such a way that" the bacteria are anesthetized and the organic molecule does not allow them to bind to the teeth. "
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"Good" bacteria "bad" bacteria
According to Matos, classic oral solutions, such as antiseptics, are in fact "bactericidal that kills them differently, both good and bad"With the new method, bacteria do not die, as some are" very important "for other functions, such as stomach or heart.
The product creates a non-stick coating that prevents bacteria from sticking to the enamel and "guarantees longer protection, Throughout the day, brushing performance is completed and replacing the limits of current oral hygiene products. "
In addition, this allows for progress in the prevention of oral diseases because the "bio-sugar" will be cheap and available, according to the team of researchers where Daniel Abegão and Filipe Antunes also participate.
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The investigation started one and a half years ago, recalled Matos, and after the success of the in vitro experiments with human teeth, the experts are ready to use it on volunteers and initiate the procedures for obtaining the international patent. The researchers stressed the importance of research considering caries and gingivitis They are infectious diseases with the highest incidence throughout the world.
Researchers hope that, within a period of approximately two years, they can be marketed as a product created from organic molecules obtained from protein synthesis. "