An incredible breakthrough treatment for tooth decay is set to be unveiled shortly: A team of researchers in Japan led by Kazue Yamagishi, D.M.D. have come up with a special paste that regenerates the tooth enamel, causing teeth to self-repair. This is an astonishing discovery.
Did you know that 60% of dental therapy is said to be a retreatment
of teeth that have already been treated? This is because dental filling
materials such as resin or metal alloy are totally different from a
tooth in composition and structure, and those differences cause tooth decay at the point where the two materials make contact.
Remineralization of teeth is a subject plagued by controversy, with
“orthodox” dental theory holding that once teeth are decayed, there is
simply no going back. But has this ever struck you as strange? If your
skin or bones are damaged, they grow back. Why not teeth? Why is this
Alternative dental theory, such as that propounded by Dr.
Westin A. Price, maintains that the problem with our teeth is actually
caused by modern agriculture, which does not provide the body with the
level of minerals that are needed to prevent decay or even for teeth to
heal. Dr. Price examined the skulls of very ancient tribal people and
found that they had excellent and even perfect dental health, despite
living in an era before toothpaste, toothbrushes or dental fillings existed!
However, the “official position” on whether tooth enamel can
regenerate “naturally” may soon be completely irrelevant, thanks to the
work of Kazue Yamagishi – whose synthetic enamel treatment will
(according to his website) be available to the public in 2016. He
states on his website “We have succeeded in developing such therapy of
dreams”. Curiously, the method makes perfect sense:
Regrow the tooth using the exact crystalline minerals a tooth is made
from, rather than attempting to patch it with another substance.
Enamel is the outer layer of the human tooth. It is
approximately 1 to 1.5mm thick and composed of hydroxyapatite (HAP)
crystals. Acid-forming bacteria in the mouth typically damage this
enamel gradually over time and this effect is of course accelerated by
poor dental hygiene, which allows the bacteria to grow in greater
numbers. The new paste of Dr. Yamagishi “grows HAP crystals, which are
exactly like those in natural enamel, at the affected site within 15
min”. The team reported their exact methods (including listing the
exact substances used) in a scientific paper and reported
that the new enamel, when examined under a high power microscope, grew
continuous crystals, with no discontinuous boundary being observed.
The treatment is currently in the clinical trial stage in Japan, but
no trials are scheduled in EU or USA yet. Another great reason to visit
Japan… but let’s show our support for introducing these possibilities to
the rest of the world.
Note that this paste will require a dentist’s application and is
reported unsuitable for home use due to the care which must be taken for
the chemicals not to touch the gums at all. Also it is reported to work
best on “microcaries” – the first stage of dental decay. However it
really does seem that this treatment could prevent decay from ever
getting hold and even bring us to the point where with proper treatment,
tooth decay really becomes a thing of the past!