Goodbye to the Dentist’s Drill?

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News gratefully received across the UK this week was the potential end to the need to drill teeth for fillings.

The dentist’s drill is the cause of many a fear or a phobia for those with an aversion to having dental treatment.

Now researchers at King’s College, London believe that they can use a new technique to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce the need for fillings.

The technique involves applying minerals to the tooth and then using an electric current to drive them into the tooth to strengthen it. While it won’t be able to tackle large fillings, the team behind the development suggest that it had the potential to replace the need for many as well as creating healthier and stronger teeth.

The company suggest that it could be commercially available within 3 years, yet at this point they have not unveiled the device itself or published evidence of the technique’s efficacy.

Until then, patients are best advised to continue with their regular dental checkups, as prevention of dental caries is far more comfortable for the patient than treating problems once they’ve started.

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The Smart Clinics based in Brompton Cross offers an extensive range of the latest dentistry treatments including orthodontics as well as fillings, crowns, extractions and bridges. Cosmetic dentistry options include whitening and veneers.

The Smart Clinics have a highly experienced team of dentists who excel in making even the most nervous patient feel comfortable with their treatment.

The Smart Clinics is a private healthcare company established in 2013, offering a membership-based alternative to NHS care for individuals and families.

Dentistry membership is available on its own or as an addition to the medical membership at reduced cost and entitles patients to a series of benefits and discounts.

The company offers patients high quality health services in a conveniently located and comfortably equipped clinics at Brompton Cross (South Kensington) and Wandsworth.

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