Open Wide And Say 'Zap': New Way To Clinically Assess Condition Of Tooth Enamel Using Lasers

Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 03:28 in Health & Medicine

A group of researchers in Australia and Taiwan has developed a new way to analyze the health of human teeth using lasers. By measuring how the surface of a tooth responds to laser-generated ultrasound, they can evaluate the mineral content of tooth enamel -- the semi-translucent outer layer of a tooth that protects the underlying dentin.

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