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Could Mucous Actually be Good for Your Teeth?

Although we are all aware that toothpaste is essential to protect our teeth and to prevent trips to the local dentist, recent findings have raised some interesting questions in regards to mucous. Mucous may actually help to prevent harmful bacteria from adhering to the surface of our teeth.

What else did scientists find?

– Mucous may not resolve infections, but rather prevent them from occurring.

– This beneficial mucous is not found within the nose.

– Researchers may try to develop a type of synthetic mucous.

“Researchers said the artificial mucus could one day be added to toothpaste.”

Read more:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/picking-your-nose-and-eating-it-is-great-news-for-your-teeth_uk_59005bc9e4b081a5c0f8ddb5