Peptide toothpaste could one day patch up cavities

We’ve already heard about a probiotic pill, an Alzheimer’s-treatment drug and a mineral-replacing toothpaste that could treat or even prevent cavities. Now, scientists at the University of Washington have developed a natural product of their own that may do the job. Led by Prof. Mehmet Sarikaya, the researchers created peptides (short chains of amino acids) derived from amelogenin, which is a protein that’s crucial to forming a tooth’s hard crown enamel. These peptides bind onto…

"Peptide toothpaste could one day patch up cavities"