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Old 08-04-2002, 12:34 AM
 
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Please don't waste your money!

If a log fell down in the forest, and a hole rotted in it, and you painted it with algae ... the hole would miraculously become tree again? The rot would ... fall out? dissolve? vanish into the ether?

Absolutely NO scientific basis for this at all. Please don't endanger your teeth. If it's rotten, the rot has to be physically removed (sanded, scooped, drilled) and the hole filled in (dap, bondo, wood putty). Same thing.

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Bones heal after breaks. Skin heals if punctured or torn. Why not teeth? I'm curious to know why teeth would not be able to heal as other parts of the body do when damaged.
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Bone and skin are organic, living structures. Teeth, aside from the inner pulp and the very, very small percentage of collagen in the dentin, are almost totally inorganic. That is, more like rock than like bone.

Bone and skin undergo continuous remodeling; teeth, in toto, do not. Once they're made, there they are.

There is a certain limited healing capacity to the pulp, and to the enamel (see the "remineralization" thread in the dental archives for more detail), but the dentin does not heal. Once the cavity has reached the dentin, it will continue to destroy tooth structure until it is removed.

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That makes sense. Thanks Smilemomma for clearing that up for me. So are the layers of teeth: enamel, dentin, pulp (from outside in)?

Edited to ask, how do you know if the decay has gotten through the enamel to the dentin?

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What about amorphous calcium phosphate? Does it help repair teeth and do you think we'll be seeing this in chewing gum and/or other products?


http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scite...dge010907.html

http://www.ada.org/ada/charitable/ad...chemistry.html

http://www.jclindent.com/Abstracts/Reynolds_v1024.html
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