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Extend The Life of Your Fillings By Snacking On This Common Household Fruit!

According to a federal report, over 90 percent of adult’s ages 20 to 64 have cavities.  Replacing fillings can not only be time consuming, but expensive when costs add up. A new study completed at the University Of Illinois Chicago College Of Dentistry recently detected a natural compound in a well-known household fruit that prolongs the life of resin (a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth) fillings. The discovery shows that grape-seed extract can actually increase the strength of dentin, a calcified bodily tissue that is shielded by the tooth’s enamel. Dr. Bedran-Russo, associate professor of restorative dentistry, states, “When fillings fail, decay forms around it and the seal is lost. We want to reinforce the interface, which will make the resin bond better to the dentin,” she said.

Rather than recommending patients foods to avoid, dental professionals may begin advising patients to eat certain foods such as grapes for long lasting results after dental procedures.

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