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Mucus and your teeth

Mucus contains proteins that have been shown to have a protective effect on the teeth by preventing the detrimental impact of oral bacteria.

Key takeaways

– Mucus is found in the linings of the body such as the lungs, mouth and cervix

– Recent research has suggested that synthetic mucus could be added to toothpaste and chewing gum to improve oral health

– See your dentist if you have any concerns about your dental health

 

“While toothpaste and mouthwash kill bacteria, mucus prevents the bacteria itself from attaching to teeth and causing holes in the enamel.”

 

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

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