Tooth “Time Warp”: British Researchers Discover Method To Reverse Tooth Decay

220px-Lower_wisdom_toothThere is an exciting discovery by British scientists that could significantly decrease tooth surgeries and extractions. The technique is known as Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralization and it has been found to repair tooth decay by using electrical current to boost the tooth’s natural repair process. It is being called a “time warp” for teeth.

The two part process involves pushing minerals into the tooth to repair the damages area. It was developed at King’s College, London, and may be available for use within three years. No drills, no injections and no filling materials. The process allows teeth to “remineralize.”

These brilliant researchers decided to tackle the problem of tooth decay straight on. The problem is that minerals continually move out of the tooth and the enamel is undermined — creating lesions (which can later become a physical cavity). This process reverses the process. Pretty cool.

Source: India Times as found on Reddit.

68 thoughts on “Tooth “Time Warp”: British Researchers Discover Method To Reverse Tooth Decay”

  1. Bye, bye , Mis American Pie, drove my chevy to the levee but he levee was dry……. bye bye. Moderate this!

  2. Do the best you can with your own teeth. I do not think that capitalism or socialism has much to do with the inability of dentists to do a decent job. You must think about this. They have to open a mouth, look in at rotten teeth, smell bad breath, listen to a helper yelping about this or that and worry about how to invest money this week and this month. Jeso. On my ward, back at the old farts home, no one would go to a dentist any more. We did the jobs ourselves with pliers and took the pain in full stride. Try it, you will like it.

  3. If I were to say that someone was a itShayhead would you moderate that statement?

  4. Here is one for the moderators: Ich mochter ein double zimmer fur ein nach.

  5. Is there some Dentist moderating my comment from a few minutes ago. What is this “moderation” apCray? Y’all know what piglatin is don’t you?

  6. My last comment is awaiting moderation. By whom? If you could explain that we would all be appreciative. Moderately so.

  7. Do the best you can with your own teeth. I do not think that capitalism or socialism has much to do with the inability of dentists to do a decent job. You must think about this. They have to open a mouth, look in at rotten teeth, smell bad breath, listen to a helper yelping about this or that and worry about how to invest money this week and this month. Jeso. On my ward, back at the old farts home, no one would go to a dentist any more. We did the jobs ourselves with pliers and took the pain in full stride. Try it, you will like it.

  8. damned socialist dentists just don’t want to work. they’d rather get the human body to repair itself then for them to drill and fill.

    what next from them socialist bastids, cancer that kills itself?

  9. “I really need this when I was a kid.”

    That’s a Spinelliism!

    I like it!

  10. samantha wrote “Wouldn’t it be prudent to formulate vaccines without mercury, rather than to just outright dismiss the fears of parents?”

    I had such hope for your post, especially after the first paragraph which sounded so … scientific. But then came the second paragraph.

    We have achieved fantastic results with vaccines. If it weren’t for ignorant people in Pakistan, India, and a few countries in Africa, we might already have eradicated polio. Vaccines are a known quantity. We do not use thimerosal because of the mercury lobby; we use it because it has worked very well as a preservative since the 1930s. But Public Health Service agencies, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and vaccine manufacturers have agreed that we should find an alternative just in case — not that we should abandon 80 years of success against disease because of what a former Playmate of the Year claims.

    But then we come to a few other truths, ones which Nick and a few others will appreciate.

    Vaccines do not cause autism. The only study that suggested this result was the original one by Andrew Wakeman who claimed a link between MMR and autism. The fact that he has lost his license to practice medicine in Britain should tell you something. The fact that the many studies conducted since then have been unable to duplicate Wakeman’s premise should tell you even more.

    Vaccines are not profit-friendly. Maybe you have noticed that there are very few vaccine manufacturers in the world. Drug companies want to maximize profits, so they concentrate on drugs which people will use regularly, e.g. Viagra and statins. This also explains why we are about to hit a wall with respect to antibiotics, as bean-counters prefer drugs which are taken for longer than ten days.

    You simply do not appreciate the work that will be required to test a new vaccine preservative. Many, many studies will be required before we can allow it to be used on children. It’s not like changing from Coke to Pepsi.

  11. No drills, no injections and no filling materials. The process allows teeth to “remineralize.”

    But . . . does it hurt? It’s a two-step process. What is the process? And, how do you know if it doesn’t hurt. One more “and”–how much does it cost? Is it covered by ACA.

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