A recent study conducted in Canada showed that human mucus can prevent harmful bacteria from adhering to and damaging the tooth’s surface.

Key takeaways

– Mucus is found on linings of the body such as the mouth, cervix, lungs and intestines

– Researchers have suggested that a synthetic mucus could be developed that could potentially provide an effective preventative measure against infection

– Always consult your dentist if you’re worried about your teeth

“Researchers said the artificial mucus could one day be added to toothpaste or chewing gum to help fight against bacteria in the mouth.”

 

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.