A groundbreaking new toothpaste has been developed by Dr. Kazue Yamagishi of the FAP Dental Institute in Japan which helps to do away with drillings and cavity fillings. It contains components that mimic the natural enamel in teeth and repairs cracks in teeth. A chemical inside the paste known as crystalline calcium phosphate dilutes the acid on the tooth surface and, once applied, crystallizes and adheres itself to the structure of the tooth’s enamel. It is easy to apply and its liquid enables it to reach the smallest areas of the teeth. Experiments with it have revealed that the paste makes teeth healthy again and cavities filled with it are as long-lasting and sturdy as ones currently in vogue. Moreover it also has antibacterial properties.

The toothpaste offers a radically new alternative to the traditional method of treating cavities by applying fillings after removing decayed tooth material. It is particularly beneficial in treating new emerging cavities as it avoids the need of having to remove healthy tooth material to enable the filling material to stick. Tiny cavities cannot be ignored as they eventually lead to deeper cavities, destroying the tooth enamel in the process and sometimes necessitating crowns or root canals.

Dr. Yamagishi expounded on her approach to treating cavities by stressing that regenerating tooth enamel was the best approach to reducing tooth decay. The metal alloys and resins present in fillings differ from the natural composition of the teeth and lead to further decay at the point of contact.

Dr. Yamagishi postulates this decay results in around 60 percent of follow up treatments following the filling of a cavity session. Some dental amalgams still contain toxic mercury and people with eight or more dental fillings have double the mercury levels than those who have no fillings according a recent study involving more than 15,000 people. The mercury can make its way into the bloodstream eventually which is dangerous.

The World Health Organization (WHO) have corroborated this and listed mercury as one to the top 10 chemicals of greatest risk to public health because of its toxic effects on skin, digestion, kidneys, the nervous system, lungs, and the immune system.

The average American has about three fillings but over 25% of the population have eleven or more. Many people use natural dental treatments like tooth soap, oil pulling techniques, and tooth powders. They can help prevent cavities and maintain good oral health but they cannot treat cavities.

A study of the toothpaste’s effectiveness was published in 2005. It is expected to be available in the marketplace in the near future. It will enable people to deal with cavities, cracked teeth and other dental issues without jeopardizing their health.