Bacteria Not the Only Culprit Behind Tooth Decay in Children

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine have found that yeast plays a role in a common form of serious tooth decay in toddlers. The yeast, known as Candida albicans, contributes to tooth decay when it combines with the enzyme GftB. GftB is a byproduct of the bacterium Streptococcus mutans, or S. mutans.

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