Category: Oral Health

A caries vaccine is a vaccine to prevent and protect against tooth decay.[1] Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) has been identified as the major etiological agent of human dental caries. The development of a vaccine for tooth decay has been under investigation since the 1970s. In 1972, a caries vaccine was said to be in animal testing in England, and that it would have begun human testing soon.[2] However, intrinsic difficulties in developing it, coupled with la... [wikipedia]

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