Dr Anne George of the University of Illinois believes dentists should instead fill cavities with the dentine matrix protein 1
Maintaining good oral health may help older adults prevent a variety of health problems and disabilities.
The team from the University of Sydney in Australia describe their work in a paper published in the journal Science Advances.
Receding gums are common and often unnoticed at an early stage. There are many risk factors, but getting older is the main one.