Plenty of animals can regrow their missing teeth. In fact, sharks regenerate a new set of teeth every three weeks. Humans are only born with two sets of teeth, but scientists are working hard to change that. This is good news for the 98% of Americans who have had their dentists diagnose them with tooth decay . While this technology isn’t available yet, you can still receive cutting-edge oral health treatments, like dental implant procedures, at a cosmetic dentistry office in Everett, WA.
Watch this video to hear about a team of scientists who have been working on a filling material that stimulates the development of stem cells. It’s capable of growing back the dentin, which is the layer under the enamel. Other dental scientists are working on a way to regrow tooth enamel through the use of electric currents.