Researchers Discover Effective Natural Anti-cavity Herb

By Mae Chan

As a natural traditional Chinese medicine, Galla Chinensis has been widely used since ancient times for its astringency, stypticity, detoxification, and antibacterial activity. In a new finding, researchers in China report that active ingredients in the herb could one day lead to natural anti-cavity products.

Children’s cavities are on the rise, and children today who have cavities are requiring more expensive and extensive dental surgery to hide the problems of dental decay.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported there was an increase in the number of preschool children with cavities, for the first time in 40 years.

The scientists from West China School of Stomatology and Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam have figured out the main active ingredient of Galla Chinensis, a natural herb, and further improved its anti-caries efficacy. Their findings are published in The Open Dentistry Journal.

To maintain a healthy mouth,


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