Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Better Smiles: Rebuilding Teeth Naturally

(August 22, 2011) Researchers at the University of Leeds have discovered a pain-free way of tackling dental decay that reverses the damage of acid attack and rebuilds teeth as new. The pioneering treatment promises to transform the approach to filling teeth forever.

Tooth decay begins when acid produced by bacteria in plaque dissolves the mineral in the teeth, causing microscopic holes or "pores" to form. As the decay process progresses these micro-pores increase in size and number. Eventually the damaged tooth may have to be drilled and filled to prevent toothache or even removed. More

[Of course, unless the American Dental Association can find a way to make a great deal of money from the procedure, do not expect US approval. The British may one day have better teeth than Americans' pricey and artificial dentures, crowns, and caps.]

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