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New tooth coating may prevent cavities
Updated: 4/27/2010 5:00:01 PM

New tooth coating may prevent cavities Cavities are some of the most common dental health problems, and the rates of this form of tooth decay are even higher in children. But a new study suggests that a chemical coating applied by dentists could save teeth from this problem.

The study conducted by Athena Papas looked the effectiveness of an anti-bacterial coating which is applied to a patient's teeth by a dentist. The coating penetrates into teeth, killing the bacteria known to cause tooth decay.

Papas told the Tufts Journal that the goal is to make the coating a common feature of regular dentist visits which could help patients avoid the dentist's drill.

“It’s the first new thing to be tried since fluoride,” she told the news source. “This is a groundbreaking study and hopefully it will have an impact on the dental profession.”

She added that, though most cavity prevention programs focus only on children, this would be geared towards adults as well.

Prior studies indicate that dental sealants can be effective in blocking tooth exposure to this kind of bacteria, but the aim of this coating is to kill the bacteria all together.

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