The inhibitory effect of Aevo Oral Ultrasound Gel on dental bacteria

Dental caries affects the majority of the world’s population and causes tooth decay and loss. Bacteria in the mouth cause this disease. Sugar consumption plays a role in causing these bacteria to make acid that results in dental caries. Studies have shown that a type of sugar alcohol, called xylitol, can help prevent this disease. We will be studying the growth of oral bacteria that cause dental caries. We will examine this growth after applying an oral ultrasound gel (manufactured by SmileSonica Inc) that contains xylitol. If this gel can prevent the growth of these bacteria, then this will help expand the market for SmileSonica Inc.

Jacqueline Crossman
Faculty Supervisor: 
Tarek El-Bialy
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