Saturday, January 3, 2009

Leading Cause Of Tooth Decay

Silver Shield kills Streptococcus mutans.

Streptococcus mutans is the leading cause of dental caries (tooth decay) worldwide and is considered to be the most cariogenic of all of the oral streptococci. Streptococcus mutans, sticks to the surface of teeth and subsists on a diverse group of carbohydrates. While metabolising sugar and other energy sources, the microbe produces acid that causes cavities in teeth.

S. mutans is carried by virtually everyone and the only other species common in man is S. sobrinus, carried by between 8 and 35% of people in different countries. Although S. mutans and S. sobrinus can be distinguished by appropriate laboratory tests, these are expensive and time-consuming so it is not always practicable to identify down to the species level in large-scale epidemiological studies.

Streptococcus mutans was first described by JK Clark in 1924 after he isolated it from a carious lesion but it wasn't until the 1960s that real interest in this microbe was generated when researchers began studying dental caries in ernest. Researchers have identified several hundred genes that appear to be unique to the organism. These are potential drug targets because disrupting them would disable the pathogen without harming other bacteria in the mouth.

S. mutans is a Gram-positive spherical bacterium.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A 99 (22):14434-9 (2002)


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