No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment

No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment

click photo for more information
No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment
Scientists in London develop pain-free filling that allows teeth to repair themselves without drilling or injections 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 […]

Scientists in London develop pain-free filling that allows teeth to repair themselves without drilling or injections

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.

Professor Nigel Pitts, from King’s College London’s Dental Institute, said: “The way we treat teeth today is not ideal. When we repair a tooth by putting in a filling, that tooth enters a cycle of drilling and refilling as, ultimately, each ‘repair’ fails.

“Not only is our device kinder to the patient and better for their teeth, but it’s expected to be at least as cost-effective as current dental treatments. Along with fighting tooth decay, our device can also be used to whiten teeth.”

A spinout company, Reminova, has been set up to commercialise the research. Based in Perth, Scotland, it is in the process of seeking private investment to develop EAER.

The company is the first to emerge from the King’s College London Dental Innovation and Translation Centre, which was set up in January to take novel technologies and turn them into new products and practices.

King’s College is a participant in MedCity, a project launched by the London mayor, Boris Johnson, to promote entrepreneurship in the London-Oxford-Cambridge life sciences “golden triangle”.

The chairman of MedCity, Kit Malthouse, said: “It’s brilliant to see the really creative research taking place at King’s making its way out of the lab so quickly and being turned into a new device that has the potential to make a real difference to the dental health and patient experience of people with tooth decay.”

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/16/fillings-dentists-tooth-decay-treatment

Keeping America Healthy: Mitch McConnell Is Pushing To Replace The Affordable Care Act With His Easy 20-Minute Ab-Blasting Bodyweight Workout

click photo for more information
Keeping America Healthy: Mitch McConnell Is Pushing To Replace The Affordable Care Act With His Easy 20-Minute Ab-Blasting Bodyweight Workout
Read more: http://www.clickhole.com/article/keeping-america-healthy-mitch-mcconnell-pushing-re-5359

These Painkilling Marijuana Tampons May Be The End of Period Cramps

click photo for more information
These Painkilling Marijuana Tampons May Be The End of Period Cramps
While marijuana has become more and more popular, with legalization and recognition of medicinal benefit becoming more prominent, this has led to a whole host of new forms of delivery systems. No longer do you have to smoke a joint to receive delivery as there are now edibles and liquids that provide easier intake so […]

Billionaire Bloomberg to fund $5m public health projects in 40 cities worldwide

click photo for more information
Billionaire Bloomberg to fund $5m public health projects in 40 cities worldwide
Exclusive: Melbourne, Accra and Ulaanbaatar among cities to benefit from funding pledged by former New York mayor to tackle issues from air pollution to obesity Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire bte noire of both the sugar industry and the tobacco industry, famously fought for a ban on the sale of large-sized colas and other sweet drinks […]

A New Study Shows A Glass Of Red Wine Equals 1 Hour At The Gym

click photo for more information
A New Study Shows A Glass Of Red Wine Equals 1 Hour At The Gym
What if you could skip the gym and just sit back, pour yourself a glass of red, and get the same benefits? Well, according to a Huffington Post report theres a study coming out of the University of Alberta which says you may be able to! Apparently a glass of red wine might just have […]

Chinese scientists CRISPR a human for the first time

click photo for more information
Chinese scientists CRISPR a human for the first time
A group of Chinese scientists injected a human being with cells genetically edited using CRISPR-Cas9 technology. This is the first time CRISPR has been used on a fully formed adult human andits encouraged a biomedical battle betweenChina and the United States. The scientists from China are hoping the genetically edited cells will help their patient […]

No Evidence of Aloe Vera Found in the Aloe Vera at Wal-Mart, CVS

click photo for more information
No Evidence of Aloe Vera Found in the Aloe Vera at Wal-Mart, CVS
The aloe vera gel many Americans buy to soothe damaged skin contains no evidence of aloe vera at all. Samples of store-brand aloe gel purchased at national retailers Wal-Mart, Target and CVS showed no indication of the plant in various lab tests. The products all listed aloe barbadensis leaf juice another name for aloe vera as […]

This Is What Happens When You Change Your Bad Habits

click photo for more information
This Is What Happens When You Change Your Bad Habits
The 4ft 10″ 20-year-old, who goes by the name of melephants and who once weighed 143lbs, lost around 30lbs by eating properly, counting calories, and hitting the gym four to five times per week. She started by adjusting her eating habits (“I base my meals around a source of protein now (chicken, fish) and lots […]

What Its Like To Be In Love When You Have Depression

click photo for more information
What Its Like To Be In Love When You Have Depression
No one will love you until you learn to love yourself is an easy enough phrase to believe is true. But its terrifying, especially when you have depression. What if you never learn? As a teenager, it made me fear for my life as an adult. I was certain I would never be capable of […]

Hate To Break It To You But You Are The Reason Your Life Sucks So Much

click photo for more information
Hate To Break It To You But You Are The Reason Your Life Sucks So Much
If you think your life sucks, it probably does. If you think the world is out to get you, it probably is. If you think you deserve more, you probably do. The only thing in the world holding you back from achieving greatness is in fact you. If you think the world is out to […]

Indonesian Pro Soccer Goalie Dies After Collision During Match And It’s All Caught On Video

click photo for more information
Indonesian Pro Soccer Goalie Dies After Collision During Match  And It’s All Caught On Video
This is so, so sad. A goalkeeper for an Indonesian professional soccer team died this weekend from injuries sustained during a match in the country when he collided with another player, went down hard, and immediately started convulsing until first responders rushed on to the field to help him. The goalkeeper, a 38-year-old veteran athlete […]

Meet The Volcanologist Running For Congress

click photo for more information
Meet The Volcanologist Running For Congress
If I can get people to understand the difference between weather and climate, then we could solve a lot of problems were faced with right now, Jess Phoenix tells IFLScience. Neil deGrasse Tyson did a pretty sweet job conveying this on Cosmos. She then adds: Unfortunately, you cant make everyone watch Cosmos. Its 2017, and […]

The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities on the Planet

click photo for more information
The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities on the Planet
The bicycle makes sense in cities. With rising urbanization, our cities need modern mobility solutions, and moving around on two wheels proves time and again that it can offer results. Investment in bicycle infrastructure is a modern and intelligent move. Plenty of research shows the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits of urban cycling. Studies […]

Angel’s Incredible Transformation

click photo for more information
Angel’s Incredible Transformation
Meet Angel, a dog whose name has a meaning. When she was brought to Rescue From The Heart, an animal rehabilitation center, many feared that she had no chance. Angel was incredibly malnourished and her spirit was broken. That’s when the people at Rescue From The Heart got together and decided they wouldn’t give up […]

Gwen Ifill Dead at 61

click photo for more information
Gwen Ifill Dead at 61
The long-time PBS reporter and anchor battled cancer for roughly a year, The Daily Beast has learned.”> Long-time journalist and newscaster Gwen Ifill has passed away at the age of 61, PBS confirmed on Monday. The Daily Beast learned that Ifill was diagnosed with endometrial cancer less than a year ago; and was, as someone […]

Charlie Gard parents announce death of ‘beautiful boy’ – BBC News

click photo for more information
Charlie Gard parents announce death of ‘beautiful boy’ – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEleven-month-old Charlie Gard was at the centre of a legal battle over his treatment Charlie Gard, the baby at the centre of a legal row over his treatment, has died, a family spokesman has confirmed. The 11-month-old was moved to a hospice following a High Court ruling. […]
load more posts