Hundreds of different bacteria species inhabit the mouth. Some “good,” some “bad.” One of the keys to good oral health is keeping the colonies of “bad” bacteria to a minimum. When sugars and acids are introduced to the mouth, these “bad” bacteria flourish and compromise good oral health. Cavities and gum disease are some of the results.
This knowledge is nothing new to the dental world. Interestingly, this article notes how fungus can amplify bacteria and the oral disease process. It also discusses a possible resolution with testing of nano-particles that penetrate and destroy the fungal-bacterial matrix.