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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth_decay

Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities, is a breakdown of teeth due to acids .... Dental caries can occur on any surface of a tooth that is exposed to the oral cavity, .... Experiments on rats have shown that a high-sucrose, cariogenic diet .... are responsible for the triangular patterns resulting from the progression of ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streptococcus_mutans

Streptococcus mutans is a facultatively anaerobic, gram-positive coccus (round bacterium) .... S. mutans is often acquired in the oral cavity subsequent to tooth eruption, but ... These sticky polysaccharides are responsible for the bacteria's ability to ... the advent of agriculture in early human populations provided the conditions ...

www.scientificamerican.com/article/oral-mystery-are-agriculture-and-rates-responsible-for-tooth-decay

Feb 6, 2013 ... Tooth decay is a relatively modern problem. The bacteria feasting on your teeth might have originated in the mouth of a rodent, and found their ...

www.scientificamerican.com/author/karl-gruber

... personalities have better success finding mates. November 11, 2015 — Karl Gruber. Oral Mystery: Are Agriculture and Rats Responsible for Tooth Decay?

www.newscientist.com/article/dn24817-ancient-hunter-gatherers-had-rotten-teeth

Jan 6, 2014 ... “This is the first time we've seen such bad oral health in a pre-agricultural population,” says De Groote. Tooth decay has been found in a ...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8259

Dental decay is due to the irreversible solubilization of tooth mineral by acid ... that elicit an inflammatory response that is protective but also is responsible for loss of ..... casei and Streptococcus faecalis, can cause fissure decay in germ-free rats. .... Oral Hygiene and/or Dietary Sucrose Restriction on the Incidence of Dental ...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2593047

Apr 29, 2008 ... Lactobacilli appear in the oral cavity during the first years of a child's life. ..... layer ; this protein layer has a crystalline structure and is responsible for the ... plaque, may reduce S. mutans- induced dental caries in gnobiotic rats.

www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/abcs-of-nutrition/on-the-trail-of-the-elusive-x-factor-a-sixty-two-year-old-mystery-finally-solved

Feb 14, 2008 ... Osteocalcin, for example, is a protein responsible for organizing the deposition ... of tooth decay, but completely reversed it without the need for oral surgery ... Even when rats are fed only K1, nearly all of the vitamin K in their salivary ... In a four-year-old boy who suffered from rampant tooth decay, seizures ...

www.mgwater.com/rod10.shtml

If too soft the enamel will lack sufficient resistance to the acids of decay. ... metabolism, but also antagonizes the mineral responsible for decay prevention. ... issued monthly by the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri. ... just as has been observed by others who have studied the magnesium requirement of the rat.