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<a href="http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_523337.html?menu=news.scienceanddiscovery" target="_blank">This Article From Ananova.com</a> was actually pretty cool! They treat you with altered Streptococcus mutans bacteria and prevent them from returning with only one dose. It looks like the treatment costs about £100 and lasts for a lifetime.

Where do I signup?
NoahJ
"It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err." - Mahatma Gandhi
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post #2 of 10
See GM is a good thing, they have genetically Modified the bacteria and now it does useful stuff in your mouth. Imagine growing up not knowing what the pain of toothache is like.
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post #3 of 10
That kicks ballsack.

I wonder if the powerful dental lobbies will allow it to reach the public.
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post #4 of 10
[quote]Originally posted by Mediaman:
<strong>Imagine growing up not knowing what the pain of toothache is like.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Actually, I've never had a cavity or toothache.

I guess I just have good hygene.
post #5 of 10
I was 39 before I had my first cavity (curse you, donuts!), and, man, did it suck. Needle, shot, drool, drill, goop and UV light.

At least I have a true story to scare my kids with.... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

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post #6 of 10
I've had about a million fillings, my teeth are horrid.
just recently a filling broke and I got it repaired, but since it was a small fracture I did it without novacaine. it was the second time I have had a filling done without any shot....damn!
for like 2 seconds its the worst pain I've ever felt...then I feel fine.
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post #7 of 10
Ummm... that cant be good. Wiping out a natural growth of any organism within you seems like a bad thing...

However Id love it...
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post #8 of 10
Now if they could just get me to stop dropping tools on my teeth when working on the car.
post #9 of 10
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[quote]Originally posted by The Toolboi:
<strong>Ummm... that cant be good. Wiping out a natural growth of any organism within you seems like a bad thing...

However Id love it...</strong><hr></blockquote>

It seems that they are not wiping out a natural growth. This is something that is passed on fromt he mother and causes decay of the teeth. They are replacing it with a new type that does not corrode your teeth when it gets around sugar. It is not a symbiotic relationship here like bacteria in your intestines. It is more like a parasite that lives in your mouth that people would wipe out if they could. (any med students care to tell me if I am wrong? Dental students preferred.)
NoahJ
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[quote]Originally posted by NoahJ:
<strong><a href="http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_523337.html?menu=news.scienceanddiscovery" target="_blank">This Article From Ananova.com</a> was actually pretty cool! They treat you with altered Streptococcus mutans bacteria and prevent them from returning with only one dose. It looks like the treatment costs about £100 and lasts for a lifetime.

Where do I signup? </strong><hr></blockquote>
If it works, you can be sure that the treatment will become an obligation ;
Indeed, a good hygena is essential for your gum : many people loose their teeth because gum's disease.
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