Current trends in dentistry show astonishing news: black toothpaste for radiant white teeth, permanent protection of tooth enamel, and an alternative method to eliminate tooth decay in the early stages. Dentistry is constantly evolving.
Activated carbon: Black toothpaste for whiter teeth
A new trend in teeth whitening is the use of black toothpaste with activated charcoal.
What is activated carbon and how does it work?
Bacterial plaque builds upon the surface of our teeth through food and leftovers. The natural absorption capacity of activated carbon binds harmful substances such as dirt and bacterial deposits on the tooth surface. After repeated use of the black toothpaste with activated charcoal, the teeth become verifiably lighter.
But be careful: the coarse grains of activated carbon remove the natural protective layer of your teeth. The powder roughens the teeth and grinds off the enamel. Use it for a maximum 2 weeks to prevent long-term tooth damage. If you have sensitive teeth, avoid using activated charcoal.
Conclusion: although activated charcoal whitens teeth, it is very harmful to dental health.
If you still want whiter teeth, professional whitening at your dentist will help. Veneers are an alternative method of teeth whitening.
Caries infiltration: elimination of early caries
Caries infiltration is a painless procedure for removing caries from the teeth.
Caries infiltration is an alternative treatment method for caries diseases detected at an early stage. The difference to normal caries treatment is that no hole must be drilled, and it is therefore painless.
The treatment proceeds: After the tooth has been prepared and cleaned, they seal the tooth under UV light with light-curing plastics so that caries bacteria and acidic pollutants are blocked. This prevents caries from advancing further.
Conclusion: Previous applications of this treatment method have shown positive results. There are no long-term studies yet, but one can still say: Caries infiltration optimizes oral hygiene technology and is a useful addition to effectively preventing caries.
Microcrystals: permanent protection of the tooth enamel
A crystal liquid applied by your dentist will help protect your tooth enamel.
Incorrect toothbrushing techniques, the use of the wrong dental care products, and excessive abrasion break down the natural tooth enamel. The consequences of this are an increased risk of tooth decay and exposed tooth necks.
The latest method to protect and preserve tooth enamel: a highly concentrated liquid made from microcrystals. Here, the finest crystals are placed around the teeth and seal the tooth surface. Bacteria can no longer find a hold and simply roll-off. This so-called lotus blossom effect strengthens the teeth and protects them from bacterial attacks.
Conclusion: The application of the microcrystalline liquid offers a long-lasting effect, closes small pain channels, and strengthens the substance of the tooth enamel without harmful side effects.
Alzheimer’s drug for tooth decay
Caries holes can be closed by themselves with the help of a drug against Alzheimer’s – a self-healing of the tooth is being researched.
A study carried out at King’s College in London brings amazing results: The Alzheimer’s drug tideglusib helps a tooth to heal itself. Are you wondering how this is possible? The drug stimulates the individual stem cells within the tooth so that the holes caused by tooth decay and other dental diseases can close themselves again.
In the future, it will therefore be possible to regrow entire teeth through the self-healing process.
Conclusion: The drug supports the natural healing powers of the tooth. It is still unclear whether the newly formed tooth shows the same stability as a natural tooth.