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New Tech Dental Gel Self-Repairs Decaying Teeth

Many adults avoid regular visits to the dentist -- oftentimes because they're afraid of discovering a cavity, or worse. Having a tooth cavity filled can be time-consuming, costly, and an unpleasant experience. But the fears of many might soon ... subside, as scientists have been working to create a high tech dental gel that makes trips to the dentist virtually painless. The anti-cavity dental gel, developed at the University of Leeds' School of Chemistry, penetrates the microscopic pores of a decaying tooth. The gel actually contains a peptide (called P 11-4) that develops into fibers and acts ... (view more)

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