Monthly Archives: April 2009

No Cavities! Ever Again! Maybe

This is exciting.  BASF doesn’t make the yogurt or the toothpaste.  BASF makes the yogurt or the toothpaste better!

BASF, the world’s largest chemical maker, says it has found a way to prevent cavity-causing bacteria from attacking teeth, a development that could be seen in toothpaste, mouthwash and even candy as early as next year.

Using a microorganism related to those used in yogurt cultures, the Germany-based company said it has engineered a process that clusters harmful bacteria in the mouth before they can bind with sugar and form plaque

Next year is too late for my former teeth, but this sounds like a great application of some good science!