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Daemon
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New tooth treatment could heal your cavities

Researchers may have found a way to rebuild cavity-damaged teeth without the use of expensive and painful treatments. Peptide-based treatment - which involves amino acid chains applied and then bound to lesions in the enamel of a tooth - proved to ... More...
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New tooth treatment could heal your cavities

Peptide-based treatment — which involves amino acid chains applied and then bound to lesions in the enamel of a tooth — proved to effectively "heal" enamel erosion in a University of Washington lab, researchers discovered.

The team used proteins called an amelogenins, one of the more important components in regulating our existing enamel. The peptide-based treatment's design was inspired by how amelogenins are structured but with the peptides as the active agent in the compound. When applied to a lesion or damaged area of tooth enamel, the product helped to form a new layer of protection on the tooth while integrating itself with the tooth's remaining enamel, creating a bond.

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