Regular dental visits are an important part of keeping your teeth healthy. But what if you can only keep your teeth by taking a vaccine as part of your routine visits?
Researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have worked on the vaccine and have published their studies in scientific reports.
The researchers, led by scientist Yan Huymen, tested a protein-binding association to prevent tooth decay, where tooth decay occurs due to mutant streptococcus bacteria.
In a previous study, researchers attempted to protect teeth against decay by merging the rPAc-synthesized proteins from end-C mutations of proteins derived from recombinant collagen (kf).
Although effective in preventing decay, the protein union had some undesirable side effects, including the risk of infection.
In an attempt to alleviate these symptoms, researchers developed KFD2-rPAc, a second generation of the combination of the former rPAc protein with the falagen.
The vaccine was injected from the protein into the sinuses in laboratory tests on mice and rats.
When non-infected mice received the vaccine, 64.2% achieved success in protection from decay.
In mice already infected with licorice, the vaccine achieved a 53.9% success rate.
Overall, the vaccine has achieved a high success rate of the original vaccine against caries and reduced side effects.
According to the World Health Organization, tooth decay is a major health problem in most industrialized countries despite recent progress in the field of dentistry.
Nearly 60 to 90 percent of school children as well as adults suffer tooth decay, so a large number of people can benefit from the vaccine.
However, we still need many studies and tests on this version of the vaccine before it is ready for clinical use.
Once it becomes complete, however, it can be used to help millions of people with tooth decay.
The most beneficiaries are patients in places where access to medical care is difficult or completely lacking.
As children and adults in these areas rarely get a chance to go to a dentist.
The current increasing consumption of sugar makes protection against decay more important.
However, there is no alternative to medical care. While this potential serum may help keep teeth healthy, it does not mean replacing brushing or using a medical thread.