Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 16 October 2017 A substance that stopped tooth decay from happening. Wouldn’t it be great if scientists invented a substance that stopped tooth decay from happening? Well, they may just have done that. US researchers have recently developed a small artificial molecule that prevents the bacterium Streptococcus mutans, which occurs in our mouths and is the main culprit in tooth decay, from attaching itself to the surface of teeth and causing damage. The new substance inhibits an enzyme that allows the bacterium to create a sticky biofilm gluing it to the tooth surface and releasing enamel-destroying lactic acid. 0 NEXT ON HEALTH24X The 12 best natural remedies for a cough, according to doctors 2019-09-08 21:00 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition Can rooibos tea really help you to lose weight? Lifestyle WATCH: How your period is making other people rich Medical Does a salt water gargle do anything for a sore throat or nah? Lifestyle Smartphones may leak more radiation than expected Medical 6 foods that can cause inflammation Diet and nutrition Fighting stunting and obesity with food Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.