Stem cells are a magical tool that can fix almost any problem with your health, because stem cells can develop to become any type of cell in the body depending on where they happen to be in the body.
As it seems, a particular drug, Tideglusib, triggers stem cell production in teeth – allowing rapid, natural tooth repair to take place. Mind you, clinical trials and the rest of the drug approval process are still to come, but this first result looks like a promising alternative to fillings, with less side effects and follow-up problems than modern fillings have.
Of course, proper dental care to avoid needing fillings in the first place is still the better choice… but for those of us who already have had to deal with fillings, this might be something to look at in the future.
End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer’s drug makes teeth grow back
Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer’s patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.