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How Can Licorice Help You Fight Cavities?

August 23, 2012

Filed under: Children's Dentistry,Health — Tags: , — atriumfamily @ 3:00 am

Research has recently found that licorice could have the ability to battle cavity-causing bacteria, and the dental health care specialists at Atrium Family Dental, your New Lenox dentist, would certainly like to weigh in on the problem and help you make an educated choice.

Actual licorice isn’t really a candy sold in shops – and your New Lenox dentist, Atrium Family Dental, don’t really advise ‘fake’ licorice as a treat. Licorice candy can stick to your teeth and in fact help out the bacteria in your mouth that causes cavities and gum disease.

Real licorice, on the additional hand, has actually been utilized in Chinese medicine and in homoeopathic medicine for centuries, and now a study has actually found that dried out licorice root contains licoricidin and licorisoflavan A. Licoricidin and licorisoflavan A. are effective in wiping out the bacteria that’s liable for gum disease and tooth decay– the origin of 80 %of all dental complications. In fact, gum disease is the second most common illness in North America, second just to the common cold.

Licorice might be able to decrease your risk of gum disease and cavities when used in a complete oral healthcare program that consists of brushing your teeth a minimum of two times a day for a minimum of 3 minutes, flossing carefully before bed and visiting your New Lenox dentist, Atrium Family Dental, at least two times a year for regular dental appointments.

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