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Aug 25, 2011

Combat Cavities By Re-Growing Your Decaying Teeth

A team of researchers at the University of Leeds' School of Chemistry is developing a pain-free method to combat cavities.

The technique uses a fluid called P 11-4 that has a fiber-like peptide. When the fluid is applied to a damaged tooth, it fills the tooth's cavities and forms a gel matrix that attracts calcium.

Slowly, this matrix will rebuild the damaged part of the tooth. Best of all, there's no Novocaine, no drilling and no maniacal dentists involved.
 
 

8 comments:

GT said...

Interesting fact!

T Papar said...

thats great news!
i m one of the lucky guys that have had no problem at all with their teeth the last 27 years but i hope this technology is widespread when i finally do have a dental problem

Red13 said...

very interesting..hope it works well!

Chris Hashemi said...

Wow, that's pretty cool.

Ken Lynch said...

This is pretty neat. Is it like Safelite for teeth or does it create Zombie chompers?
Personally, I hope it's like Safelite.
I'm gonna go floss now.

Linchpin said...

Genes that allow producing new enamel are also being researched, but this sounds like a good substitute until we can genetically modify ourselves so we can regrow damaged enamel :)

Jammer said...

very cool stuff.

Vin said...

Really hope this gets there eventually.