Researchers report a bioactive peptide that coats tooth surfaces, helping prevent new cavities and heals existing ones in lab experiments.
Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Researchers have found potent antibacterial capabilities in dental restoratives – also known as filling materials. Tooth decay is among the costliest and most widespread bacterial diseases. Virulent bacteria cause the acidification of tooth enamel and dentin, which, in turn, causes secondary tooth decay. This disease is a major causative factor for dental restorative material failure and affects an estimated 100 million patients a year at an estimated cost of over $30 billion.
Reviewed by Ray Spotts
Dual discoveries at USC propose a promising method to regrow nonliving hard tissue, lessening or even eliminating pain associated with tooth decay, which the National Institutes of Health calls the most prevalent chronic disease.
Teeth gaps normally happen and many people oftentimes ignore them - especially young children. While some people say that teeth gaps make them feel and look young, teeth gaps or Diastema can actually affect your overall dental health. The misalignment can cause severe issues with your gums and jaw bones as well. Here are some facts about the impact of teeth gaps on your overall dental health to give awareness and stop common misconceptions that come with it.