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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dentists’ Blue Light may stunt tumor growth

Here’s an interesting piece of news, next time you visit your dentists in Leicester to get a tooth filling, you might want to take a closer look at that Blue Light they use to harden dental fillings. According to researchers, the light sends wavelengths to the composite which triggers hardening.

The researcher goes on to add, “The light waves produce free radicals that activate the catalyst and speed up polymerization of the composite resin. In oral cancer cells, though, those radicals cause damage that decreases cell growth and increases cell death.”

The researchers experimented on mice which he exposed to blue light for 90 seconds a day for 12 days. After the experiment, it showed that there was a significant 80 percent decrease in cell growth in the light-treated tumors.

An interesting research, so next time you’re in your dentists Southampton chair, try to look around the office and see what other useful tools you might want to suggest that researchers next study.