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A Closer Look At Cavity-Causing Bacteria

A Closer Look At Cavity-Causing Bacteria

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that Streptococcus mutans, a major bacterial species responsible for tooth decay, is encased in a protective multilayered community of other bacteria and polymers forming a unique spatial organization associated with the location of the disease onset.


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