Scientists Say They’ve Created Candy That Heals Tooth Enamel

A team of scientists say they have developed an experimental lozenge, kind of like a breath mint, that could regrow your tooth enamel and strengthen your teeth.

Researchers from the University of Washington are preparing to launch clinical trials to test out the lozenges, which are coated with genetically-engineered protein building blocks that are expected to bind to the user’s teeth and add a tiny layer of fresh enamel, according to a university press release. If it works, it could be the first treatment that actually regrows enamel rather than merely preserving and repairing whatever you happen to have left.

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