Streptococcus mutans

Streptococcus Mutans (Tooth Decay)

Jan 31st – Everyone knows that sugar is bad for your teeth. But why is that so? Because Streptococcus mutans bacteria love to eat it! Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) is the leading cause of tooth decay and a primary component of dental plaque. By eating sugars such as fructose (found in fruits), lactose (found in …

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