JOIN NOW: Call 1-888-632-5353
M-F 8am - 9pm | Sat 9 am - 6pm | Sun 10am – 5pm EST
Final Day: Save $15 plus get 1 month free on select plans above $120. Use promo code TREAT29

you are here:DentalPlans.com > Dental Health Articles > DNA vaccine for comabting cavaties on the horizon

DNA vaccine for comabting cavaties on the horizon
Updated: 10/27/2011 7:00:01 PM
 

Now, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences believe that a DNA vaccine may be effective in combating cavities. 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.

For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353.
 

© 2011 Brafton Inc.

The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.

 

                          
Dental Care & Health Articles
AC Dental Care Articles (40)Affiliate Marketing (2)Audience (1)Bonding (2)Commentary (1)Cosmetic Dentristry (15)Dental (7)Dental Care News Feed (21)Dental Costs (5)Dental Health (21)Dental Plans (39)Dental Work (7)Dentist (19)Dentures (2)Individuals (484)Money (1)Oral Surgeon (1)Orthodontist (1)Pediatric Dentist (1)Procedures and Services (7)Surgery (1)Teeth Whitening/Bleaching (7)Unemployed (8)Veneers (1)

 



is Searching for
in ZIP Code

Join. Save. Smile.™

Savings plans are NOT insurance and the savings will vary by provider, plan and zip code. These plans are not considered to be qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Please consult with the respective plan detail page for additional plan terms. The discounts are available through participating healthcare providers only. To check that your provider participates, visit our website or call us. Since there is no paperwork or reimbursement, you must pay for the service at the time it’s provided. You will receive the discount off the provider’s usual and customary fees when you pay. We encourage you to check with your participating provider prior to beginning treatment. Special promotions including, but not limited to, additional months free are not available to California residents. Note – not all plans and offers available in all markets.

© 1999-2014 DentalPlans.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Patents Pending.