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    The surprising benefits of mucus

    teeth health smile dentist badbreathA 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 Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.