What is Streptococcus mutans or S.mutans?

Streptococcus mutans

Have you heard of Streptococcus mutans or S.mutans?

S. mutans
is a bacterium that grows on the teeth of almost everyone’s mouth.

Streptococcus mutans (S.mutans) is well known as a primitive causative agent of dental caries in humans. As a major etiological agent of human dental caries, S. mutans lives primarily in biofilms on the tooth surfaces, the so-called dental plaque.

Streptococcus mutans is a bacteria that naturally forms in your mouth and can build up on the surfaces of teeth at any age. Generally, the S. mutans or  this microbe is passed to babies after their teeth erupt. Most often, family members pass the microbe on to their children

This bacteria can be harmful, as it is the main contributor to tooth decay and cavities


How does S. mutans cause tooth decay?

When sugary foods are eaten, the S. mutans population explodes, excreting lactic acid as it digests sugar. The acid makes life difficult for other helpful bacteria and demineralise tooth enamel, causing decay.


Therefore, maintaining a balanced oral microbiome is one of the most important things you can do to set a solid foundation for your overall health.


OraTicx oral probiotics which are made of oraCMU (Weissella cibaria CMU)and oraCMS1(Weissella cibaria CMS1) are specific strains of bacteria known to support a healthy mouth and improve oral health. They encourage the growth of good bacteria and stop the growth of bad bacteria.

Take them daily to help support your holistic oral health and prevent tooth decay.