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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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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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Comparative evaluation of fracture resistance of primary anterior teeth restored with long dentine posts and teeth restored with short fiber posts: An in vitro study

Abstract Background Badly broken primary teeth that require pulp therapy present a high-risk of biomechanical failure due to the loss of tooth substance resulting from pre-existing decay and endodontic therapy itself. The introduction of Biological dentine posts offered an excellent alternative for restoring such teeth. The ideal post material should have physical and mechanical properties […]

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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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Researchers compare effectiveness of natural and synthetic materials for dental pulp tissue engineering

To regenerate dental pulp tissue after emptying of a tooth’s root canals researchers compared the effectiveness of 3D scaffolds made of natural or customized synthetic materials containing pulpal stem cells and dentin-derived growth factors. The substantial differences in terms of scaffold degradation, cell viability, vascularization, and pulpal tissue formation are reported in Tissue Engineering, Part […]

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Selecting most effective materials for dental pulp tissue engineering

To regenerate dental pulp tissue after emptying of a tooth’s root canals researchers compared the effectiveness of 3D scaffolds made of natural or customized synthetic materials containing pulpal stem cells and dentin-derived growth factors. The substantial differences in terms of scaffold degradation, cell viability, vascularization, and pulpal tissue formation are reported in Tissue Engineering, Part […]

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