Due to a recent study conducted by the University of Sydney, dentists replace traditional methods with no-drill dentistry. Recent studies have revealed that cavities and many other tooth problems can be prevented with a correct oral hygiene, so here are the rules that patients must observe if they want to avoid drilling and filling treatments.
Researchers at the University of Sydney, Australia, have put to test various oral hygiene practices to determine whether it is really possible to prevent tooth problems. At the end of the experiment they have discovered that preventive medicine really works in the case of dental health.
For the current research, Australian medical experts have gathered a group of 1000 participants and asked them to test 22 dental practices. Scientists have also considered other aspects that could influence the results of the tests, such as, the quality of the water and the products that participants consumed on a regular basis. It is important noticing that some people taking part in the test lived in areas with fluoridated water.
Scientists divided the 1000 participants into two groups; the first one was treated with traditional dental practices, whereas the second one with methods pertaining to the Caries Management System. According to this new method, patients can use preventive treatments to slow the progress of affected teeth.
Fluoride varnish was applied on decaying teeth and medical experts advised patients to pay more attention to their brushing techniques and the products they consume. Restrictions were imposed on snacks and beverages with a high amount of sugar because these are said to be very harmful.
At the end of the experiment, researchers have concluded that the Caries Management System is, indeed, effective. Tests have revealed that the progress of a decaying tooth can be prolonged with 30 to 50 percent. Thus, 80% patients can give up traditional drilling and filing methods and opt for no filling dentistry instead.
Australian researchers have concluded, based on their new findings, that tooth decays takes 4 to 8 years to progress from the outer layer of the tooth to the inner ones when the Caries Management System is observed. The news was well-received by Australian patients, who are still very reluctant when it comes to going to their dentists.
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