Principal Proposed Natural Treatments:
Cavities, technically called dental caries, are caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus mutans . This bacteria lives in the mouth and thrives on sugar and other carbohydrates. In the presence of carbohydrates, S. mutans produces acids that dissolve the enamel of teeth, causing cavities.
Principal Proposed Natural Treatments
For more information, including dosage and safety issues, see the full Xylitol article.
Other Proposed Natural Treatments
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 08/22/2013 -