Nano Bugle

A window into applied science supported by INL

Nanoparticles for polishing teeth

Image obtained from

Image obtained from

Researchers at Clarkson University Centre for Advanced Materials Processing have developed a method for dental protection against cavities by grinding with ultrafine particles of silica.

In conducting this project, they adapted a polish technology used in the semiconductor industry to polish the roughness of the teeth at nanoscale. Roughness remaining in teeth after the refinement is a few nanometers.

This project’s contribution is not the use of silica for dental polishing used before but its nanoscale use.

According to the authors of this study, this technique is an effective preventive tool against bacteria responsible for the destruction of tooth enamel, which poses major problems of grip making it easier to eliminate the bacteria before they cause damage to the enamel.


March 6, 2009 - Posted by | Nano News


  1. very nice post, thanks!!!!!

    Comment by Nanon | March 12, 2009 | Reply

  2. Great post, I enjoyed that read and look forward to future posts!


    Comment by Cosmetic Dentistry Sheffield | April 10, 2009 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: