O-pH, a new dental tool prototype, can spot the acidic conditions that lead to cavities

You and your dentist have a lot of tools and techniques for stopping cavities, but detecting the specific chemical conditions that can lead to cavities and then preventing them from ever getting started is much harder. Now, in a new study, University of Washington researchers have shown that a dental tool they created can measure the acidity built up by the bacteria in plaque that leads to cavities.

This article was originally published on MedicalXpress.com

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