Oral bacteria transplants may revolutionise dentistry

By Nyk Carnsew
Updated February 20 2024 - 3:44pm, first published 3:40pm
A toothpaste loaded with healthy bacteria could be a future tool to protect against tooth decay. (EPA PHOTO)
A toothpaste loaded with healthy bacteria could be a future tool to protect against tooth decay. (EPA PHOTO)

Transplanting bacteria from the mouths of donors with healthy teeth through toothpaste or gel could be the next leap forward in treating tooth decay.

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