Dental Material Resists Plaque, Kills Microbes

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-28199
Published February 01, 2018 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Researchers have evaluated a new dental material tethered with an antimicrobial compound that not only kills bacteria but also resists biofilm growth. In addition, unlike some drug-infused materials, it is effective with minimal toxicity to the surrounding tissue, as it contains a low dose of the antimicrobial agent that kills only the bacteria that come in contact with it.