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An Alzheimer’s drug might be able to repair cavities in teeth

A recent discovery about an Alzheimer’s drug may lead to the end of cavity fillings in teeth as we know them. Scientists discovered the drug, Tideglusib, promoted natural tooth regrowth during its clinical trials on mice, which led to total repair of cavities. They learned the drug stimulates stem cells in teeth, which creates new […]

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The End Of Root Canals: Stem Cell Fillings Trigger Teeth To Repair Themselves, Research Study Claims

What if damaged teeth could heal themselves without the need of a root canal? Apparently, that’s what Harvard and the University of Nottingham are trying to figure out. They believe they can create stem cell stimulated fillings. Worldwide, dentists treat hundreds of millions of cavities each year by drilling out the decayed part of the […]

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Synthetic Light-Curable Polymeric Materials Provide a Supportive Niche for Dental Pulp Stem Cells

Dental disease annually affects billions of patients, and while regenerative dentistry aims to heal dental tissue after injury, existing polymeric restorative materials, or fillings, do not directly participate in the healing process in a bioinstructive manner. There is a need for restorative materials that can support native functions of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs), which […]

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Painless Dental Lasers Can Render Teeth Cavity-Resistant

UCSF Researchers’ Decades of Studies Lead to Development of Lasers that Strengthen Enamel By Nina Bai on November 20, 2017 Peter Rechmann, DMD, PhD, has researched laser dentistry for decades and believes new treatments will soon be available to many more patients. Almost as soon as lasers were invented in the 1960s, curious dentists wondered […]

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Root Canal treatments and dental filling – the latest developments

Root canal is a treatment that helps in treating, repairing and managing a severely badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The term ‘root canal’ actually means cleaning the canals present right in the middle of a tooth’s root. Even though the generic notion is to link root canal procedure with pain and […]

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Scientists Have Discovered a Drug That Fixes Cavities and Regrows Teeth

Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed for and trialled to treat Alzheimer’s disease, the drug also happens to promote the natural tooth regrowth mechanism, allowing the tooth to repair cavities. Tideglusib works by stimulating stem cells in the […]

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Scientists Have Developed Stem Cell Fillings That Help Your Teeth Heal Themselves

Using a regenerative approach researchers from both Harvard University and the University of Nottingham found a way to teach one part of our body to heal itself. By  Danielle De La Bastide Scientists from the Universities of Nottingham and Harvard may have come up with a way to teach our teeth to heal themselves without […]

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Belfast scientists say aspirin could reverse tooth decay

Aspirin could reverse the effects of tooth decay and could lead to fewer fillings being needed in the future, researchers in Belfast have said. Initial research at Queen’s University has found aspirin stimulates stem cells in teeth, enhancing tooth regeneration. Tooth decay, the most common dental disease, leads to the inflammation of the tooth nerve, […]

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