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Cavity-fighting candy helped cut tooth decay

by Pat Coate | April 09, 2008
"Unlike regular candies, we want this product to be stuck in the teeth."
- said Mitchell Goldberg, Ortek Therapeutics president

Chicago, Illinois, USA - Most children are told to stay away from chewy candies to keep their teeth cavity-free, but children in Venezuela who ate a special cavity-fighting candy had 62 percent fewer cavities than those who brushed their teeth regularly, researchers said yesterday.

The soft mints are designed to be dissolved and chewed into the biting surfaces of the back teeth, where about 90 percent of cavities in children occur.

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