Tag: Dried licorice root kills bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease

Dried licorice root kills bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease

March 6, 2012

Scientist have identified two substances in licorice – used extensively in Chinese traditional medicine – that kill the major bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, the leading causes of tooth loss in children and adults. They say that these substances could help in treating and preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Stefan Gafner […]

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