New Dental Goo Could Regenerate Your Teeth From Within

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A team of scientists has created yet another strange goo for dentists to put in your mouth. But this one is particularly beneficial for patients who fear the dreaded drill. It encourages cell growth in your teeth and could heal them from within.

cavity healing dental goo

French scientists have tested the gel on mice with cavities. According to Nadia Benkirane-Jessel, a scientist at the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, the cavities healed in a month, and their teeth actually got stronger.

teeth regenerating gel

The goal of the gel is to put an end to drilling into teeth, a practice that can deaden nerve endings and harm blood cells. And it gives hope to those with infected or damaged teeth who have a strong dental phobia. We have a feeling it will be either bubblegum or grape flavored.

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See more in Medical Marvels or under Science. June, 2013.