For most people, going to the dentist is not the most pleasant experience, but things are set to change thanks to the arrival of new technologies.
– Cavities can now be treated using oral lasers instead of traditional (and painful) drilling and filling techniques
– Lasers can also be used to kill the bacteria responsible for teeth decay during root canal treatment, and in approximately 10 years, stem cell treatment could revolutionise the way root canals are done
– 3D printer technology is currently used to create customised implants, and researchers are studying how nanotechnology could aid bone regeneration after dental implants are fitted
However, there is one thing that new technologies cannot replace: good oral hygiene habits, which remain essential when it comes to looking after your smile.
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