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Tooth Regeneration May Soon Be Possible

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Lifestyle

Dental cavities are one of the most common dental issues facing Americans today. Roughly 91% of Americans between the ages of 20-64 suffer from cavities, and chances are—if you regularly visit the dentist—you’ve had a filling to repair damage caused by tooth decay.

Modern dental procedures for cavities involve removing the damaged part of the tooth and replacing it with a dental filling.

Tideglusib Dental Treatment

However, a new drug called Tideglusib has the potential to change the face of dentistry forever.

Researchers are enthusiastic about the drugs potential to regrow bony tooth tissue (dentin) to fill a cavity.

The hope is that the dentin produced by Tideglusib fuses completely to the tooth, filling the cavity and eliminating the possibility the cavity will fall out in the future—one of the main shortcomings of currently used fillings.

What’s more, Tideglusib is both cheap and safe, which are huge benefits to dental practices and consumers alike.

Laser Dental Regenration

In addition to drug-related research, a team of dentists are testing the ability of low-power laser light to encourage tooth growth.

Preliminary tests have indicated that shining laser light onto healthy dental pulp can produce dentin, providing the patient with a much stronger filling than the ones employed today.

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A New Solution To Enamel Loss?

Researchers at the University of Southern California have made a major breakthrough in the investigation of tooth enamel regrowth procedures. Tooth enamel is a nonliving tissue; unlike bone, enamel does not regrow naturally in the human body. Lack of tooth enamel can cause sensitivity and even pain in the mouth, making the tooth much more […]

Mar
6

Breastfeeding and Cavities

Many pediatric health experts have confirmed that if a mother can manage it, “breast is best” when it comes to feeding their babies. While the American Pediatric Association recommends breastfeeding for up to a year, a recent study confirms that breastfeeding much longer than that can lead to dental problems for young children. In a […]

Feb
27

Canker Sores: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Ah, canker sores. These tiny, painful bumps are a nuisance at best and totally debilitating at worst. A nasty enough canker sore in a particularly inconvenient place can leave you eating nothing but mashed potatoes and milkshakes for a week. While that sounds pretty delicious in theory, the pain of the canker sore definitely is […]

Feb
20

Ice: A Crystal-Clear Hazard!

Ever have a bad habit that you just can’t break? Chewing on ice may be a habit that can break your teeth. Before you start crunching on the last bits of cubes left in your glass, or reaching for ice chips to busy your mouth, there are a few things you should know: Teeth need […]

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