Natural tooth repair method using Alzheimer’s drug

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A TEAM of researchers at King’s College London has proven new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer’s drug, called Tideglusib.

Developed for and trialled to treat Alzheimer’s disease, scientists found the drug also happens to promote the natural tooth regrowth mechanism in mice, allowing the tooth to repair cavities.

Currently dentists use manmade cements or fillings, such as calcium and silicon-based products, to treat cavities and fill holes in teeth. This cement remains in the tooth and fails to disintegrate, meaning that the normal mineral level of the tooth is never completely
restored.