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Posted at Jan 18, 2014 by MG

School researchers patent new antibacterial agent » dental.washington.edu

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Four School of Dentistry faculty members have received a patent for a new way of using titanium-based materials to fight oral bacteria.

The patent culminates several years of work in which the group studied a novel class of substances called titanates and peroxotitanates, which can inhibit bacterial growth when bound to metal ions. These titanates could be incorporated into a gel or a solution that would be applied by a dentist after a procedure such as a root canal or a filling, reducing the chances of infection or tooth decay at that site.

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