dental cavities

 UK, May 15, 2014 - Research involving dental cavities and periodontal diseases had an unintended result: the development of a  technique that could locate the potential source of an infection by overtaking the normal processes of pathogens.Researchers from The University of Nottingham and G.S.K Consumer Healthcare developed this technique.


In previous studies researchers had identified Streptococcus mutans as a primary causative agent of early childhood caries (EEC) cavities. Now researchers report that Scardovia wiggsiae, a new bacterial species associated with teeth, may also be a primary participant in the pathogeneses of the disease. The article describing this research is highlighted in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.