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A Revolution in Dentistry: Decayed Tooth Enamel Regowth

A group of Australian specialists from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Oral Health Science, leaded by Professor Eric Reynolds and Dr. Nathan Cochraine, recently came up with a new technology in tooth enamel restoration. This innovative approach can help to re-grow enamel of a decayed tooth, this way giving an opportunity to avoid using filling, and possibly prevent and even reverse tooth decaying process. Many experts are convinced that this promising technique should be considered a new revolutionary breakthrough in modern dentistry.

The treatment includes application of a strong solution (containing such elements as calcium, fluoride, phosphate and other constituents) on the affected tooth and keeping the solution overnight. “The localised application of the mineral treatment re-grows the crystals of the tooth, repairing damaged tooth enamel,” Nathan Cochraine comments in the results of the hard work. At that, the specialists used only natural materials derived from cow’s milk for preparing the solution. The ions of natural calcium, phosphate and fluoride can be stabilized and encouraged to diffuse into the enamel, improving the quality of the crystal lattice.

There is no need to mention new opportunities and horizons for the humanity which can be opened due to this innovative technique. “Dentists who have patients showing signs of early decay will be able to prescribe the nightly use of the remineralisation treatment for a given period, potentially avoiding treatments such as fillings and extractions,” the specialists underline. The invention is expected to be presented soon at the international conference the Pathfinders: the Innovators Conference at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.

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Comment from Bob
Time: September 30, 2010, 7:14 pm

Wow, now we are really moving forward. How long before this treatment will be used in mainstream dentistry? Does it go through rigorous testing such as other medical treatments?

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