It may sound like science fiction but scientists in China have developed a vaccine that is proving effective against tooth decay. Admittedly, the new jab won’t replace the dentist or the need to brush teeth regularly but results to date have been encouraging and the vaccine could be a major boost to dental care.
The vaccine, a combination of proteins, has:
– Prevented cavities forming
– Reversed damage caused by existing cavities
– Effectively removed plaque build-up
Trials conducted so far have shown the new vaccine “to be 64 percent effective” in combating tooth decay and further details of the research can be read at