New Research Sets the Stage for Stronger Teeth, Longer Lasting Fillings
Solutions sometimes appear in the most unexpected places. A recent study reveals that pine tree root extract has some significant benefits when it comes to dental fillings and their longevity. When we provide patients with fillings in our Houston, TX dental office, we opt for tooth-colored fillings that look and feel natural as well.
Here’s the story:
A study published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry revealed that the root from the Chinese red pine called, Pinus massoniana, strengthens the dentin inside the tooth, just beneath the enamel. Dentin is far softer than the protective enamel covering the teeth, and when fillings are applied to this unstable portion of the tooth, ...