Stop Everything You’re Doing: Scientists Invent Cavity-Free Candy

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Lets be honest, your dentist hates you. You eat without concern: sugars, sweets, candies galore. Even though you sometimes take a moment to consider going to gym, you never pause to wonder what this effect will have on the guy who takes care of your pearly whites. So what are you gonna do? What CAN you do? Make a New Years Resolution to change your eating habits and stop eating sweets? Ha! Um, no.

You’re gonna eat some cavity-free candy, that’s what your gonna do.

Thanks to biotech lab Organo Balance, which claims to have invented a cavity-free candy, you may soon be able to munch all you want on those sugar delicacies without concern for tooth decay. So, how do they make this wizardry?

Tooth decay is caused in large part by a bacteria called Streptococcus mutans which wear away at your teeth by secreting an acid that breaks it down. Luckily, there’s another bacteria called Lactobacillus paracasei that uses a sugar to bind the bad bacteria and render it useless. So, by making a candy that uses dead Lactobacillus paracasei, researchers developed a candy that greatly reduced the amount of level of Streptococcus mutans in test subjects and thus, reduced the risk of cavities as well.

Well, looks like we can all go home now folks.

H/T Gizmodo



Thiong'o is a writer based in Irvine California. He is also a performer at ImprovCity.



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