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What Really Causes Cavities?


Hate going to the dentist? Keep the millions of microbes in your mouth happy.
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More Microbe Week videos! (Click “show more” for links)
BrainCraft: Good Sleep = Good Gut? https://youtu.be/jkjqQXX47KE
Gross Science: What Really Causes Cavities? https://youtu.be/WU05zZJKSdE
AMNH: Microbes of New York https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTdeZU_8cLI
Science Friday: Your Very Special Bacterial Cloud https://youtu.be/2_ib7Z4bmrg
Inspired by the Secret World Inside You exhibition http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/the-secret-world-inside-you

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Host, Writer, Animator, Editor
Anna Rothschild

Camera, Sound
Katherine Hashimoto

Many thanks to Drs. Susan Perkins, Rob DeSalle, and Anne Tanner

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Original Footage
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Footage and Images

Dental Plaque, SEM
Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library

Dental Plaque Bacteria in Phase Microscope 600X Blue Filter
Pond5/jamesbenet

Lovers Kissing Romantic Romantic Beautiful Kissing Teens Couple in Hd
Pond5/TH_Producties

Elderly Couple
Pond5/Fotoluminate

Dental Plaque From Human Sample 800Z Microscope
Pond5/jamesbenet

Devan
Flickr/Seth Lemmons

Candida albicans 2
Wikimedia Commons/GrahamColm

Decayed wisdom tooth
Wikimedia Commons/ProjectManhattan

Dental cavity1
Wikimedia Commons/Digantatalukdar

Digital cavity2
Wikimedia Commons/Digantatalukdar

Double big gulp
Wikimedia Commons/Russell Bernice from New York City, USA

Plaque Disclosing Tablets
Wikimedia Commons/Themolarbear

File: Sugar Cubes (7164573186)
Wikimedia Commons/david pacey from LEEDS, West yorkshire

File: The Dental cosmos (1912) (14769050452)
Wikimedia Commons/White, J.D. McQuillen, J.H. (John Hugh), 1826-1879. Ziegler, George Jacob, 1821-1895. White, James William, 1826-1891. Kirk, Edward C. (Edward Cameron), 1856-1933. Anthony, L. Pierce (Lovick Pierce), b. 1877.

File: Phagocytose Entamoeba gingivalis-PMN
Wikimedia Commons/Mark Bonner dmd, Institut International de Parodontie, www. parodontite.com

Oral thrush. Aphthae. Candida albicans.
CDC

SFX

Dun dun dun
Freesound/Simon_Lacelle

Squeak Pack/squeak_10
Freesound/Corsica_S

Jelly/Jelly Mangling on Plate
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Bubbles Popping
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