All our lives, we have heard that you must brush your teeth daily to keep them white and healthy. Brushing regularly is associated with better dental healthy but a recent study has conflicting results. A team from ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have developed a hydrogel treatment that can make your teeth white and brighter without having to brush them daily. If you are someone who is too lazy to brush or don’t like brushing teeth at all, you must read this study and think of ways to utilize the information.
Your teeth are one of the first thing that a person may notice. When you smile, your teeth become visible and the more whiter and brighter they are, the more chances that a person would like you. This sounds strange but it is true. Brushing teeth daily is supposed to improve dental health and keep your teeth look pearly white. However, this is not totally correct. Brushing helps to prevent cavities and tooth discoloration. By regular teeth cleaning, you keep the enamel intact that helps maintain oral health and staining of teeth. The American Dental Association asserts that a person should do regular brushing and cleaning but is that enough? No. These only prevent damage and not allow tooth whitening, as we believed.
Researchers have developed hydrogel treatment which eliminates cavity-forming biofilms from your teeth that prevent any and every kind of dental damage. This treatment can allow teeth whitening without having to brush your teeth daily.
This treatment can be an effective replacement to those professional teeth whitening treatments that use chemicals and blue light to whiten teeth. These trigger a chemical reaction which removes stains from your teeth making your yellow teeth whiter. These chemicals form reactive oxygen species that damage tooth enamel over time. In order to minimize the damage the research team developed this hydrogel treatment which causes lesser damage and is the best, safest alternative to teeth-whitening treatments.
For this treatment, the team made a mixture of sodium alginate and naoparticles of copper oxide and bismuth oxychloride nanoparticles. They put an even coat of this mixture on teeth and sprayed calcium chloride solution to form a thick hydrogel. The team tested different foods and drinks to test if any of them cause tooth stains. Surprisingly, no stains were found, in fact, teeth became whiter over time! Also, no bacteria buildup was caused which made this experiment a success. In a nutshell, this treatment can aid yellowing tooth and help make teeth whiter without any chemical reaction.
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