Ordinary s mutans bacteria secrete lactic acid onto the teeth, causing cavities.
Streptococcus Mutans metabolizes glucose (sugar) on our teeth.
This process forms by-products such as lactic acid.
Lactic acid erodes enamel over time, causing cavities.
Degrading enamel, and imbalances in the oral microbiome, can cause significant problems.
Cavities impact 90% of adults in the US.
And if left unchecked, serious, even fatal, infections can result
Lumina delivers a genetically modified strain of s. mutans, which avoids lactic acid production.
Studies suggest that a one-time application of this strain will change the oral microbiome.
Lumina is applied to the teeth and displaces the native S. Mutans strain
Low levels of acid in byproducts makes your oral microbiome less conducive to cavity formation.
Construction and Characterization of an Effector Strain of Streptococcus Mutans for Replacement Therapy of Dental Caries
Genetically modified Streptococcus mutans for the prevention of dental caries
pH Dependent D- and L-lactic acid production by Streptococcus Mutans sampled from carious lesions of deciduous molars
Pharmacodynamic Activity of the Lantibiotic MU1140