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Candy that Fights Cavities…can it be true?!

Imagine eating candy after every meal and actually reducing your cavities when you go for your dental check ups twice a year. That’s every kid’s dream! (And every adult’s too, right?!)

A German company has created a sugar free candy that has dead bacteria in it which attaches to the bad strain of bacteria in your mouth, thereby reducing that bacteria’s ability to multiply and cause tooth decay and damage.

The incredible thing is that the reduction in bad bacteria was measured after only 5 pieces of candy across a day and a half. This has great potential for fighting cavities.

Of course, the mouth must maintain a delicate balance of good and bad bacteria and a myriad of other things. We’ll have to wait and see how inventions like this develop, but it can be exciting to see them!

~Dr. Rhea Haugseth