Finally, a Candy that Fights Tooth Decay

Finally, a Candy that Fights Tooth Decay

Most children are told to stay away from chewy candies to keep their teeth cavity-free, but children in Venezuela who ate a special cavity-fighting candy had 62% fewer cavities than those who brushed their teeth regularly, researchers said.

Children in the study were testing the effectiveness of BasicMints, an experimental fluoride-free treatment designed to mimic a component in human saliva that neutralizes acids in the mouth that can erode tooth enamel.

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