Tooth decay is becoming a major issue in the U.S., especially since many Americans are no longer able to afford regular trips to the dentist. Dental caries (also known as cavities) are a major oral health issue, and can lead to gum disease and more serious conditions. Now, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences believe that a DNA vaccine may be effective in combating cavities.
Scientists used recombinant flagellin protein to create a vaccine that they believe could protect teeth from developing cavities. Researchers say that there are still a lot of factors to be determined before they can produce this shot for widespread use, but remain optimistic that this could lead to a new way of treating a major health problem.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 19 percent of American children between the ages of 2 and 19 have untreated dental cavities.
"In recognition of National Children's Dental Health Month, CDC is highlighting data about untreated cavities in children. It's a great time to check whether your children have had dental exams in the past 6 months," stated the organization.
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