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Lost a Tooth? How Alligators Could Help

»Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Blog, Dental News | 0 comments

Lost a Tooth? How Alligators Could Help

When you think of achieving the perfect, ear-to-ear smile,do the teeth of an alligator cross your mind? Not likely—and who would blame you? After reading this blog, though, your view might change. According to new research led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the chompers of an alligator may actually provide us with something to smile about when it comes to stimulating human tooth regeneration. The Reality of Tooth Loss In the human lifespan, we naturally only have two sets of teeth—baby teeth, and adult teeth. The issue, though, is that adult teeth often don’t last as long as we need them to. In fact, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) states that the majority of Americans are facing this unpleasant dilemma....

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