BY DAREEN NAKATO, DOREEN BABIRYE & GLADYS OROMA
Although dental health is not among the major causes of death in Uganda, many still suffer from tooth decay, caused by bacteria, the most common ones being staphylococcus mutans and lactobacillus. “If you have a lot of carbohydrates like sugars in your mouth, the bacteria
feed on them and their bio-products (acids) excreted causes tooth decay.
There is no way one can get rid of the bacteria since it is normal flora and is always in the