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No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment: Teeth repair themselves.

No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment teeth repair themselves DavidWolfe com


Scientists have developed a new pain-free filling that allows cavities to be repaired without drilling or injections.

The tooth-rebuilding technique developed at King's College London does away with fillings and instead encourages teeth to repair themselves.

Tooth decay is normally removed by drilling, after which the cavity is filled with a material such as amalgam or composite resin.

The new treatment, called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation (EAER), accelerates the natural movement of calcium and phosphate minerals into the damaged tooth.

A two-step process first prepares the damaged area of enamel, then uses a tiny electric current to push minerals into the repair site. It could be available within three years.

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Self-repairing teeth?! Yes please! EAER available by 2018 would be WONDERFUL. 

This seems like a huge breakthrough to me. 

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