General Discussion Scientists Heal Teeth By Stimulating Stem Cells, With Frickin' Laser Beams

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Scientists Heal Teeth By Stimulating Stem Cells, With Frickin' Laser Beams

The dentist. For most people those words invoke varying levels of dread and discomfort. But new research may suggest a kindler, gentler way of treating teeth that could replace some of the drills and medieval torture instruments with shiny new lasers.

Research led by David Mooney with Harvard University's Wyss Institute suggests that low-power lasers can be used to stimulate the stem cells in teeth to repair themselves. And it's possible that the technique could be used for general...
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