Fillings could soon be a thing of the past as a new study reveals an Alzheimer’s drug can enhance the tooth’s natural ability to repair itself. The treatment works by using a drug called Tideglusib to encourage the tooth’s own cells to rebuild and repair cavities that extend from the surface to the root. This…

UCSB scientists have tapped into an unlikely source to help them develop a more durable dental restoration composite: Mussels. Researchers studied the mechanisms mussels use to adhere to surfaces, and applied that science to a new type of dental composite that will provide an extra layer of durability to treated teeth. The payoff? Longer lasting…