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(Mother Nature Network)   Scientists say they have a special fluid that can magically rebuild damaged teeth. Subby was using that line back in college during the 90s   ( mnn.com) divider line
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2011-08-25 02:08:41 AM  
Subby would not have needed that line if he had turned the vibrator off so it wouldn't damage his teeth.
 
2011-08-25 04:15:09 AM  
Patent bought and hidden in 3...2...1.
 
2011-08-25 05:30:13 AM  
Peptides, is there anything they can't do?
 
2011-08-25 05:59:18 AM  
As a general rule, wouldn't that special fluid be delivered past the teeth.

/assuming you're not microscopic.
 
2011-08-25 06:22:16 AM  

BackAssward: Patent bought and hidden in 3...2...1.


Who would hide it, the dental drill industry?
 
2011-08-25 06:37:54 AM  
Already in human trials with promising results? Nice! You always see these types of stories that inevitably push practical application into the next decade, at least. Nice to see some solid results with near-term potential.
 
2011-08-25 06:38:33 AM  
Oh, and as someone with teeth, getting a kick....
 
2011-08-25 06:38:43 AM  

labman: As a general rule, wouldn't that special fluid be delivered past the teeth.

/assuming you're not microscopic.


I guess subby was searching for that special, gargling show-off.
 
2011-08-25 06:44:14 AM  

RobotSpider: Oh, and as someone with teeth, getting a kick....


I have naturally bad teeth, getting an even bigger kick.
 
2011-08-25 07:00:57 AM  
You'll wonder where the babies went when you brush your teeth with Jizzodent.
 
2011-08-25 07:04:14 AM  

Hand Banana: Who would hide it, the dental drill industry?


Phil Herup?
 
2011-08-25 07:10:10 AM  
Subby's college sweetheart:
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2011-08-25 07:19:14 AM  
magically? Wished they'd used science - seems a little safer
 
2011-08-25 08:22:27 AM  

colinspooky: magically? Wished they'd used science - seems a little safer


It's perfectly safe, nearly less than half of test subjects were turned into newts.
 
2011-08-25 08:22:42 AM  

colinspooky: magically? Wished they'd used science - seems a little safer


Sometimes it's just easier to tell people it's "magic". With the growing popularity of the idiocracy and the shunning of book-learnin' it's the easiest way to get anything done. You didn't think that the alchemists, wizards, and magicians of the middle-ages actually used magic, did you? That's just what they called it so they didn't have to explain it to people who don't believe in science. Shhhh, it's our secret.
 
2011-08-25 08:26:27 AM  
As someone who reads the tale of Dr DeSoto to his daughter at least once a week, I know this product has existed for decades!
 
2011-08-25 09:03:19 AM  
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To be fair, Mark's teeth probably walked off in protest after he pissed them off.
 
2011-08-25 09:20:09 AM  
I could really use some of this stuff. Not much you can do about your teeth just gradually rotting out of your head. I now get fillings under my fillings.

/no insurance.
 
2011-08-25 09:21:26 AM  

BackAssward: Patent bought and hidden in 3...2...1.


You know that there is no real secret in preventing cavities in the majority of people....right? There were hardly any cavities before there was refined sugar. If people slayed off the sugar, brushed longer and flossed, that yellow pages section under dentists would be very very small.
 
2011-08-25 09:23:28 AM  

BackAssward: Patent bought and hidden in 3...2...1.


Who would hide it? If this procedure is approved it is a gold mine.

I think your tinfoil hat is cutting off your blood supply.
 
2011-08-25 09:26:24 AM  
Can they just sell this magic stuff over the counter so I can apply it to my teeth?

I haven't been to the dentist in years. More than pain and discomfort, I fear condescension and being treated like a child, and the dentist/dental staff trying to sell me extra crap like they're car salesmen. I'm phobic of being trapped and diminished as a person.

I know my teeth aren't in great shape but I'm using Sensodyne gentle whitening toothpaste, flossing every other day and using one of those multi-purpose mouthwashes. (has to be alcohol-based; the non-alcohol mouth washes aren't effective enough). I drink a lot of tap water which is fluoridated and swish it around my mouth after eating. So far no teeth have fallen out.
 
2011-08-25 09:26:26 AM  

Barakku: It's perfectly safe, nearly less than half of test subjects were turned into newts.


Did they get better?
 
2011-08-25 09:27:53 AM  

preciousmetal: There were hardly any cavities before there was refined sugar.


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I have seen historical skulls and the teeth left in them look like crap.

From dentistry.com "Dental cavities, also known as caries, have plagued mankind for thousands of years. In fact, fossilized remains of men and women from the Iron Age discovered in Warwickshire, England, revealed a cavity rate of 8 percent. "
 
2011-08-25 10:16:05 AM  

Egalitarian: Can they just sell this magic stuff over the counter so I can apply it to my teeth?
I haven't been to the dentist in years. More than pain and discomfort, I fear condescension and being treated like a child, and the dentist/dental staff trying to sell me extra crap like they're car salesmen. I'm phobic of being trapped and diminished as a person.
I know my teeth aren't in great shape but I'm using Sensodyne gentle whitening toothpaste, flossing every other day and using one of those multi-purpose mouthwashes. (has to be alcohol-based; the non-alcohol mouth washes aren't effective enough). I drink a lot of tap water which is fluoridated and swish it around my mouth after eating. So far no teeth have fallen out.


I can't afford to go to the dentist. Every time I show up they take X-rays. This is how they find all those cavities under my fillings, which then all need to be filled. As fast as I can get the appointments, they find another one.

So anyway--I didn't go to the dentist for years. Took very good of my teeth, like you do. Flossed, brushed carefully, swished some stuff around once in a while. When they were cleaned, I was told that they were in great shape, on the surface--no crap on the surface of them, gums healthy, no inflammation, etc. So if you're taking care of your teeth that way, the surface of them is probably good. If you already have fillings, though, they start getting cavities under and around the fillings. I only went back to the dentist because I could actually see a big black spot behind one of my fillings,and I've been playing catch-up ever since.

Right now I need a root canal. One of my teeth mysteriously died--right after the dentist put enough novocaine in my jaw right there to stop my breathing. I am suspicious, although I have no idea if that stuff is capable of killing your roots. According to my dentist: "Sometimes teeth just die." Right after you drilled it, hmmm.
 
2011-08-25 10:20:10 AM  

Egalitarian: Can they just sell this magic stuff over the counter so I can apply it to my teeth?

I haven't been to the dentist in years. More than pain and discomfort, I fear condescension and being treated like a child, and the dentist/dental staff trying to sell me extra crap like they're car salesmen. I'm phobic of being trapped and diminished as a person.

I know my teeth aren't in great shape but I'm using Sensodyne gentle whitening toothpaste, flossing every other day and using one of those multi-purpose mouthwashes. (has to be alcohol-based; the non-alcohol mouth washes aren't effective enough). I drink a lot of tap water which is fluoridated and swish it around my mouth after eating. So far no teeth have fallen out.


I'm with you on this. Why are all dentists and dental hygienists such condescending pricks?

I know my teeth are bad. That's why I came to you. You don't have to speak to me like a child. Speak with me, as an adult. And stop acting surprised and butthurt when I involuntarily jerk from the pain and pressure of the shot. It really hurts.

/baking soda every other day to whiten
//regular toothpaste on the other days
 
2011-08-25 11:24:00 AM  
I took my son to the dentist a few years ago, when he had that thing where his pointy teeth (forget what they're called--canines?) were coming in, but his baby teeth were still there. So his teeth were way up in his gum. I took him to the dentist, told the guy that yes, money was an issue, we didn't want any X-rays, cleaning, blah, blah--just pull those teeth out.

Well, the dentist listens to me for a few minutes, then very gently tells me that they really shouldn't pull adult teeth out. The idiot thought that because I didn't have much money, I was too stupid to know that you don't pull adult teeth out when they're crowding.

Then later I heard him out in the waiting room being very condescending to a woman who didn't speak much English. Total dick--I might add that this was in Jackson Hole, the home of some international snobs.

Anyway, my son had his baby teeth pulled, I paid the bill, his adult teeth moved down perfectly, and he has lovely teeth today.
 
2011-08-25 11:46:20 AM  
And let me guess, accidentally swallowing any of it causes ass cancer.
 
2011-08-25 12:24:36 PM  

preciousmetal: BackAssward: Patent bought and hidden in 3...2...1.

You know that there is no real secret in preventing cavities in the majority of people....right? There were hardly any cavities before there was refined sugar. If people slayed off the sugar, brushed longer and flossed, that yellow pages section under dentists would be very very small.


The other secret is to die before the age of 40 so the cavities don't get a chance to develop. Ah the good old paleolithic days.
 
2011-08-25 12:39:20 PM  
Thank you, subby. That headline made my day.

+1

/it was also "supposed to be good for the hair and nails" too, remember?
//(*sigh*) those were the days
 
2011-08-25 12:43:12 PM  
The phrase "effective in reversing the early stages of tooth decay" seems to contradict most of the article's hype.
 
2011-08-25 01:54:40 PM  

RobotSpider: Already in human trials with promising results? Nice! You always see these types of stories that inevitably push practical application into the next decade, at least. Nice to see some solid results with near-term potential.


Seconded.

If the tech does pan out, I hope that it also works on older cavities.

When I was younger, I had a very hard time with my dental hygiene and, as a consequence, got a whole lot of cavities in a very short period of time. I've since reformed my ways, but I still have a lot of fillings.

I would love to return to the days when I could meditatively chew on an ice cube.
 
2011-08-25 02:00:00 PM  

cryinoutloud: Right now I need a root canal. One of my teeth mysteriously died--right after the dentist put enough novocaine in my jaw right there to stop my breathing. I am suspicious, although I have no idea if that stuff is capable of killing your roots. According to my dentist: "Sometimes teeth just die." Right after you drilled it, hmmm.


I went through a sort of hell after my first root canal. One of the teeth right next to that one started hurting in exactly the same way that the first one had.

He flat out said that it looked like the same thing, but he, literally, couldn't bring himself to believe that an adjacent tooth would need a root canal as well. So, instead, I went though 8 months of alternative treatments, with the tooth in constant pain, before he finally threw up his hands and admitted that, yeah, the other tooth really was dying, too, and needed a canal of its own.

I'm still pissed about how much money I wasted, but I learned my lesson: always seek out a second opinion, especially if your gut is telling you that the guy's wrong.
 
2011-08-25 04:46:57 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 262x300]

To be fair, Mark's teeth probably walked off in protest after he pissed them off.


Should not you have linked a picture of Mark E. Smith, rather than of Gollum, with your posting?
 
2011-08-25 05:55:42 PM  
There is a plethora of protein based remineralisation products in the market. Unfortunately they are not too effective in real life situations. Enamel can remineralize, but it's hard to do when the hole in your tooth is filled with reproducing bacteria jammed into every nook and cranny producing acid that is eating your teeth faster than it can rebuild. To remove the bacteria, you need a drill, a good old, archaic drill.
 
2011-08-25 10:46:40 PM  

SpectroBoy: preciousmetal: There were hardly any cavities before there was refined sugar.

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I have seen historical skulls and the teeth left in them look like crap.

From dentistry.com "Dental cavities, also known as caries, have plagued mankind for thousands of years. In fact, fossilized remains of men and women from the Iron Age discovered in Warwickshire, England, revealed a cavity rate of 8 percent. "


All you gotta do is look it up son. I'll tell you like I tell everyone, after you've restored a few thousand mouths, then we can debate this, until then, like every good prof ever said, look it up.
 
2011-08-26 05:12:23 AM  
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2011-08-26 04:12:57 PM  

cryinoutloud: I could really use some of this stuff. Not much you can do about your teeth just gradually rotting out of your head. I now get fillings under my fillings.

/no insurance.


I feel your pain. Even if you have (hideously expensive) insurance, it rarely covers dental and vision. Why they make exceptions for eyes and teeth as opposed to, say, ears and fingers, I have no idea.
 
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