Tooth Decay Detector may Just be What the Dentist Ordered !

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 6, 2010 at 6:37 PM Dental News   - G J E 4
 Tooth Decay Detector may Just be What the Dentist Ordered !
A new tooth decay detector may help dentists detect tooth decay early.

The device, called CarieScan PRO, clips onto the mouth and through the tooth passes a small electrical current.

Traffic light colours indicate the level of decay, which give health experts a correct status of the problem, reports Sky News.

Wembley-based dentist Dr Martin Delahaye said: "What I've been able to do is diagnose decay early and make sure it's treated with fluoride varnish rather than putting in a filling."

Scientists in Scotland developed the CarieScan PRO.

The British Dental Association's scientific advisor Professor Damien Walmsley said: "The CarieScan PRO is an interesting innovation, and it's great too, that the concept and design comes from a UK company.

"We look forward to seeing the results of future clinical trials to establish its benefits."

Source: ANI

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