Sunday, June 25, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

'Tooth patch' developed in Japan

Posted on Monday, 17 September, 2012 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: Simbi Laveau


Image credit: Cody Black

 
Japanese scientists have invented a tooth coating that could revolutionize many aspects of dentistry.

The 'tooth patch' consists of a microscopically thin film of a hard-wearing and ultra-flexible material comprised of the same mineral found in natural tooth enamel. Once applied it can prevent tooth decay and even cure sensitive teeth. The material is staggeringly thin at just 0.00016 inches thick and is made by firing lasers at compressed blocks of hydroxyapatite in a vacuum.

"This is the world's first flexible apatite sheet, which we hope to use to protect teeth or repair damaged enamel," said professor Shigeki Hontsu. "Dentists used to think an all-apatite sheet was just a dream, but we are aiming to create artificial enamel."

"Scientists in Japan have created a microscopically thin film that can coat individual teeth to prevent decay or to make them appear whiter, the chief researcher said."

  View: Full article

 Source: Yahoo! News


  Discuss: View comments (7)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by notoverrated on 17 September, 2012, 7:08
http://ph.news.yahoo...-201846317.html Micro thin patch,can prevent decay,and whiten teeth sweet now i dont have to have that nasty toothpaste taste in my mouth D:
Comment icon #2 Posted by Alex01 on 17 September, 2012, 13:00
sweet now i dont have to have that nasty toothpaste taste in my mouth D: You should till keep your mouth clean or the world will keep you at a distance. Also, consider the price on these.
Comment icon #3 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 17 September, 2012, 13:10
Artificial enamel... very cool. But like Alex just said, I wonder how much this will cost.
Comment icon #4 Posted by King Fluffs on 17 September, 2012, 18:14
Lovely news.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Lady Kasey on 17 September, 2012, 18:36
I had something put into my teeth when I was quite young that prevented cavities from forming in those teeth. To this day, those four teeth have never had a cavity. Can't say the same for the two teeth that do have cavities, though. LOL But something like this is hardly new.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Idano on 18 September, 2012, 10:46
I had something put into my teeth when I was quite young that prevented cavities from forming in those teeth. To this day, those four teeth have never had a cavity. Can't say the same for the two teeth that do have cavities, though. LOL But something like this is hardly new. My kids had that done (sealants) on their teeth and they to do not have cavities. Me on the other hand have all caps on my back lower teeth and enough mercury in my mouth to make 10 thermometers. I think it's terrific!!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Saitung on 24 September, 2012, 0:12
This could critically affect the US dental industry. I can remember my little sister getting something similar back in the 1980's. Could there have been a concerted effort to block this technology in the United States?


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5932001
255179
167803

 
Scientists crack mystery of avian egg shape
6-24-2017
Researchers have finally worked out why some bird eggs are rounder while others are more pointy.
Magnetic beam could dispose of old satellites
6-24-2017
A French scientist is working on a novel new way to keep Earth's orbit clear of defunct satellites.
UK UFO files have finally been released
6-24-2017
The National Archives has published a collection of 15 Ministry of Defence files on the subject of UFOs.
Real-life treasure hunt has claimed two lives
6-23-2017
Two people have died while attempting to track down a $2M haul hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains.
Other news in this category
Scientists crack mystery of avian egg shape
Posted 6-24-2017 | 6 comments
Researchers have finally worked out why some bird eggs are rounder while others are more pointy....
 
Creepy robot Sophia interviewed on live TV
Posted 6-22-2017 | 22 comments
Designed to emulate a human woman, the eerie robot answered questions on a TV show in the UK this week....
 
'Ice-lollies' have been found in the clouds
Posted 6-20-2017 | 4 comments
Scientists have identified a unique type of ice formation that can be found two kilometers up in the air....
 
NASA reveals new footage of its Valkyrie robot
Posted 6-18-2017 | 11 comments
The futuristic humanoid contraption is being designed to operate autonomously on the surface of Mars....
 
Babies can recognize faces while in the womb
Posted 6-18-2017 | 4 comments
New research has indicated that unborn babies are already capable of picking out face-like shapes....
 
Nepal launches new bid to measure Mt Everest
Posted 6-18-2017 | 1 comment
The Department of Survey is aiming to find out just how tall the world's tallest mountain actually is....
 
'Head transplant' surgeon reveals progress
Posted 6-16-2017 | 19 comments
Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero has managed to sever and reconnect the spinal cords of nine mice....
 
Food tastes better when you eat at a mirror
Posted 6-15-2017 | 21 comments
A new study has suggested that food might actually taste better when you can see your own reflection....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ