Kazue Yamagashi is a Japanese researcher who made a revolutionary invention in dental medicine. Specifically, she designed a great tool for personal hygiene (toothpaste) with unbelievable properties. She claims that this paste is capable of filling all the cracks and holes in the teeth, restoring tooth enamel at the same time.
The paste is made up of similar components with the tooth enamel, but it comes in a liquid form, which is the only difference. However, it is its liquid form that makes it so easy to apply and use it as a toothbrush.
Before we go into details regarding this revolutionary products, let`s discover all the facts about tooth decay.
What is Tooth Decay?
Teeth are made up of4 layers:
- Enamel is a hard, mineralized, protective shell.
- Below is the dentin, a bone- like substance that provides yet another protective mineralized layer.
- Underneath, the tooth has a center called a pulp, which is made up of blood vessels and nerve endings.
- Finally comes the cementum, another mineralized tissue.
With improper diet and oral hygiene, acid in the mouth dissolves the outer layers of the teeth, causing tooth decay.
Symptoms of Tooth Decay
- Sensitivity to cold or hot food
- Visible discolored spots on teeth
- Pain when drinking/ eating
- Tooth ache
Tooth decay is typically repaired with filling. Luckily, there is a way to avoid the drilling and repair tooth ache in a simple, yet effective way.
How Does This Paste Work
As mentioned in the very beginning, Kazue Yamagashi developed and tested a substance that resembles natural tooth enamel.
The best part about this paste is that it is superior to conventional filling, as the cavity can be filled without drilling and cutting out a part of a healthy tooth. This is a win-win, given that is saves both time and pain.
Once the paste is applied to the teeth, it leads to a dilution of the acid on the teeth surface. After about 3 minutes, the paste begins to crystallize and bonds to the structure of the natural enamel. Amazing, isn’t it?
Can the Paste be Used at Home?
Even though it would be great if we could become our own dentists, professional application of this paste by a dentist is needed due to the acidity of the synthetic enamel. Its high concentration of hydrogen peroxide and acidity are likely to cause inflammation of the gums, explain the researchers.
How Soon will the Product be Available?
This toothache will be available to the public soon and it may be bought by dentists from Dr. Kazue Yamagishi’s website.