Bacterium, fungus team up to cause virulent tooth decay in toddlers

Early childhood caries, a highly aggressive and painful form of tooth decay that frequently occurs in preschool children, especially from backgrounds of poverty, may result from a nefarious partnership between a bacterium and a fungus, according to new research. The resulting tooth decay can be so severe that treatment frequently requires surgery — in the operating room.

Source: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/dentistry/~3/1HDPz_G0NDo/140312132625.htm

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