Worldwide 3 out of 4 people have teeth sensitivity. If you have teeth that are sensitive to hot or cold, sweet or sour drinks or foods, you are not alone!
Sensitivity in teeth happens when the hard outer layer of enamel and the softer underlying dentin layer wear away and stimulate the nerves that are inside the tooth. Over the years it has been found that by chewing sugar-free gum or using toothpaste for sensitive teeth, you can reduce sensitivity. But this doesn’t necessarily help the underlying cause of the problem which could be alleviated by strengthening or building enamel and dentin at the same time. Scientists may have found a solution — and it is one that exists in nature under the sea! They have developed a sticky material that is similar to the adhesive that mussels use to attache themselves to rocks or other surfaces. By using a sticky solution that enables minerals to stay in contact with dentin long enough to rebuild, they have found that the minerals do not wash away and have a longer time to solve the underlying problem.
By coating teeth with worn-away enamel and dentin in a sticky liquid material that contains minerals the teeth reformed dentin and enamel. But when teeth were soaked only with minerals and no sticky adhesive solution, only the enamel, or outer layer of the teeth, was reformed.
Another sticky solution to a worldwide problem!