Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The End of Dentistry as We Know It

Within the next few years you can expect a new round of layoffs as Dentists and Dental Technicians are forced to look for a new line of work.  Two major advancements in dental are about to bring to an end the need for dentists.

A new chemical known as 'Keep 32' was developed by dentists in Chile and literally eliminates the bacteria that causes cavities.
The chemical could be added to any current dental care product, turning toothpaste, mouthwash and chewing gum into 'super cleansers' that could get rid of the underlying cause of tooth decay.
Keep 32 is expected to hit the market in the next 12 to 18 months.

But what if you already have tooth decay?  Well, there is a solution for you to that is right around the corner.

A new 'tooth patch' has been developed in Japan that replaces lost tooth enamel.  The patch creates an ultra hard layer around the tooth.  It can even be supplemented with white pigment to whiten teeth.

"This is the world's first flexible apatite sheet, which we hope to use to protect teeth or repair damaged enamel," said Shigeki Hontsu, professor at Kinki University's Faculty of Biology-Oriented Science and Technology in western Japan.
"Dentists used to think an all-apatite sheet was just a dream, but we are aiming to create artificial enamel," the outermost layer of a tooth, he said earlier this month.


Anonymous said...

This sounds like an endorsement for Romney. Are you off your rocker? Romney is a big government guy, who will push for letting in more third worlders and will make Bush look tame on foreign policy.

No thanks. I will take Obama with a republican House and Senate.

theKansasCitian said...

I assume this comment is on the wrong post.

I agree that Romney is a big government type and that worries me. But Obama has shown he doesn't care what the constitution or congress says. He will enact any policy he wants through executive order.

Romney will be more restrained if the Tea Party congressmen hold him to it. Romney also clearly has a far better character than Obama.

I think there were better candidates out there, but they lost.