Let’s face it, when it comes to dental hygiene, a visit to the dentist is less than appealing. At the end of the day, if you run into a toothache, green tea is apparently a quick fix. But what happens when your clickers start to decay? A drug used to treat Alzheimer’s may be the answer.
Tideglusib works by stimulating stem cells in the pulp of teeth, the source of new dentine. Dentine is the mineralized substance beneath tooth enamel that gets eaten away by tooth decay.
If you’re familiar with dental jargon, you’ll know teeth can regenerate dentine naturally. But for this to happen, a cavity must exist and the amount of dentine restored is hardly enough to cover it. The Tideglusib was found to repair damages within six weeks. Better yet, the drug is already approved.
“Using a drug that has already been tested in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease provides a real opportunity to get this dental treatment quickly into clinics.”
If you’re not too keen on Colgate, you’d better hope a nearby clinic is stocking up on Tideglusib!