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article imagePain-free dental treatment developed by British researchers

By Walter McDaniel     Jun 16, 2014 in Science
London - Researchers at King's College in London claim to have found a new way to help teeth repair themselves. The process is allegedly very healthy for the patient and also painless.
The new treatment is called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation (EAER). The process accelerates the rate at which calcium and phosphate move in the tooth. Theoretically it allows the tooth to move natural healing materials into the damaged area.
The process first modifies the enamel to receive these particles. Then a small electric current is to move the materials into the damaged area. Once there the tooth apparently takes them in and begins healing itself. After an unspecified period your tooth has created a new, healthier section.
If testing goes well and results are promising this could be on the market within three years. Researchers also claim that it will be affordable as well. You additionally would not need to have the traditional drilling done for this treatment. To many of us this sounds too good to be true so we will be waiting on some more studies.
For those interested about more details you can read some information in a report by the Guardian. Those involved are seeking private investors for the project so that they can continue it without the need for grants or other funding.
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