Never get cavities again!

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
<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.



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    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.
  • Reply 2 of 9
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    That kicks ballsack.



    I wonder if the powerful dental lobbies will allow it to reach the public.
  • Reply 3 of 9
    [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.
  • Reply 4 of 9
    aries 1baries 1b Posts: 1,009member
    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]" />



    Aries 1B
  • Reply 5 of 9
    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.
  • Reply 6 of 9
    Ummm... that cant be good. Wiping out a natural growth of any organism within you seems like a bad thing...



    However Id love it...
  • Reply 7 of 9
    Now if they could just get me to stop dropping tools on my teeth when working on the car.
  • Reply 8 of 9
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,501member
    [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.)
  • Reply 9 of 9
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [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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