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Regrowing Teeth with Lasers

Imagine if part of a broken tooth could be regrown with a simple laser procedure. The ability to regrow teeth could make fillings, crowns, and uncomfortable visits to the dentist a thing of the past, and now researchers have inched a step closer to this scenario by figuring out how to stimulate the growth of dentin, the hard, calcified tissue that makes up teeth.

Read more about this research from the 28 May issue of Science Translational Medicine here.

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