There is a bacterium called Streptococcus salivarius which one finds in the mouth of all humans. However, now Japanese dentists have discovered that these harmless bacteria in the mouth are able to create an enzyme that can help fight carries by stopping the development of plaque and tartar on teeth. This new enzyme that has been discovered is called FruA.
The way the scientists went about studying the bacterium is by separating the substances that are made by Streptococcus salivarius and testing their impact on the mouth and how they go about in the formation of plaque. The study brought about the thing about how this particular enzyme in the mouth could stop the growth of pathogens in the oral cavity.
This shows that even when exposed to sucrose, these pathogens weren’t able to multiply. Rather, they were only going to be stopped from multiplying which would otherwise have been possible. This brought about a high level of inhibiting factor in the presence of sucrose which in turn was able to create a biofilm as a protection.
FruA, the enzyme that was studied, is produced not only by Streptococcus salivarius, but by other oral streptococci as well. Many of the bacteria that are found in the oral cavity actually contain beneficial species of bacteria. They are able to bring about good oral health and stop the march of bacteria and diseases in the oral cavity.
This is the perfect step in order to be able to go ahead and fight carries with the help of this enzyme,