By Raja Pervaiz
ISLAMABAD: Eating grapes can protect teeth from decaying as a natural compound found in grapes can strengthen teeth and boost the strength of fillings.
Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry said this discovery could stop people from losing teeth as the grape seed extract a byproduct that linked to health benefits such as improved heart function and better circulation,health news reported.
Now the substance could reduce tooth extractions by increasing the longevity of composite-resin fillings which typically last only five to seven years.
This means that when teeth are damaged, the remaining structure can be made stronger to bond with materials used in fillings.
It could spell good news for patients who opt for resin fillings because they are more aesthetically pleasing, even though they are not as tough amalgam fillings, which last 10 to 15 years or more.
A researcher Dr Ana Bedran-Russo said that when fillings fail, decay forms around it and the seal is lost. The team wants to reinforce the interface, which will make the resin bond better to the dentin.
Tooth decay can occur when acid is produced from plaque, which builds up on your teeth.
If the plaque is allowed to build up, the acid can begin to break down the surface of your tooth, causing holes known as cavities.
Interlocking the resin and collagen-rich dentin provides better adhesion and does not rely on moisture, the researchers stated.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily
Jan 08, 2019 0