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Infrared tooth-cam may catch cavities earlier

There are currently two main ways in which dentists look for cavities: visual inspections and x-rays. Visual inspections usually only detect cavities once they're relatively advanced, however, and x-rays can sometimes miss cavities on the tooth's biting surface. Now, technology being developed at Toronto's York University could provide a more effective alternative... Continue Reading Infra
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