Weekly Tech: The Alzheimer Drug that Stimulates Tooth Regeneration

Dentist’s Money Digest | Repairing cavities may soon become an easier process for both dentists and patients after a new study found a way to force a tooth to regenerate itself completely over time.

Researchers with King’s College in London found a new method for filling in cavities, one which would help a tooth regrow itself to fill a cavity rather than depend on a traditional filling.

The study, published in January 2017, explains that an enzyme called glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) inhibitor can stimulate a tooth into regrowing dentine, the chief material found in teeth.

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August 9, 2017

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