Peptide Fluid Can Kill the Drill
Scientists at the University of Leeds have discovered that an application of peptide fluid can provide a pain-free approach to treating dental decay. The new dental treatment will reverse the damage caused by the tooth decaying acids as eill as help teeth re-build and heal.
Wikipedia defines peptides as "short polymers of amino acids linked by peptide bonds," and it is that structure that has laid the groundwork for huge forward movement in the dental industry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peptide). Scientists at the University have successfully created a peptide-based fluid created on the knowledge surrounding tooth formation. The liquid that can be directly applied to a tooth surface and can stimulate tooth regeneration to repair the damage done (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/233254.php).
The fluid was created at the University of Leeds by the chemistry division. Dr. Amalia Aggeli led the team in the formula development. The fluid contains a peptide called P 11-4 and under specific conditions, the liquid will bond together to make fibers. Once applied, the fluid will seep into the tooth damage and convert into a gel. This gel naturally attracts calcium and can regenerate the tooth's mineral from the inside out.
May Replace the Drill in Three Years
Although the news has sent a ripple of excitement throughout the dental care profession, patients will still have to wait up to three years until dentists can use the product to solve dental problems. More testing and various levels of approval are needed to ensure the safety of the product before it becomes an addition to dental clinics.
Until that time, preventative dentistry is the best way to minimize the risk of any type of dental problem. Individuals who need to find a dentist to ensure their dental health is up to snuff can call 1-800-DENTIST at any time of day or night to get the name of skilled dentist able to help in the task.