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bogie
06-29-2006, 11:42 AM
Take this to the heart, teach your children to have good dental hygene. That includes you taking them to the dentist for regular cleanings. For young adults, if you are ignoring your teeth, stop it! Brush, floss and see your dentist regularly! I had poor dental hygene as a kid. I am really paying for it now, mentaly, physically and financially. I blame myself, but mostly I blame my parents for letting me get away with it. My kid brushes twice a day and rinses with some kind recommended plax stuff and she visits the detist regularly. Don't be a dumbass, they're the only teeth you get! End of PSA, now back to your regularly scheduled progam.
PS, I know my spelling is shitty but I have to stop giving a shit. I spend to much time checking my spelling, out of fear for the spelling police.

pr_capone
06-29-2006, 11:44 AM
Man...... the tooth fairy is gonna be pissed at you.

bogie
06-29-2006, 11:46 AM
Man...... the tooth fairy is gonna be pissed at you.


ROFL

DaKCMan AP
06-29-2006, 11:47 AM
eh, now you can just regrow them.

hypersensitiveZO6
06-29-2006, 11:48 AM
http://campus.queens.edu/depts/english/images/RAY TOOTHLESS.JPG

bogie
06-29-2006, 11:54 AM
eh, now you can just regrow them.

@ $20k to $30k you sure can.

bogie
06-29-2006, 11:55 AM
http://campus.queens.edu/depts/english/images/RAY TOOTHLESS.JPG

grandpa bogie.

DaKCMan AP
06-29-2006, 11:57 AM
chump change :D

is that how much it is?


Smile! A new Canadian tool can re-grow teeth say inventors

Snaggle-toothed hockey players and sugar lovers may soon rejoice as Canadian scientists said they have created the first device able to re-grow teeth and bones.

The researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton filed patents earlier this month in the United States for the tool based on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound technology after testing it on a dozen dental patients in Canada.

"Right now, we plan to use it to fix fractured or diseased teeth, as well as asymmetric jawbones, but it may also help hockey players or children who had their tooth knocked out," Jie Chen, an engineering professor and nano-circuit design expert, told AFP.

Chen helped create the tiny ultrasound machine that gently massages gums and stimulates tooth growth from the root once inserted into a person's mouth, mounted on braces or a removable plastic crown.
The wireless device, smaller than a pea, must be activated for 20 minutes each day for four months to stimulate growth, he said.

It can also stimulate jawbone growth to fix a person's crooked smile and may eventually allow people to grow taller by stimulating bone growth, Chen said.

Tarek El-Bialy, a new member of the university's dentistry faculty, first tested the low-intensity pulsed ultrasound treatment to repair dental tissue in rabbits in the late 1990s.

His research was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and later presented at the World Federation of Orthodontics in Paris in September 2005.

With the help of Chen and Ying Tsui, another engineering professor, the initial massive handheld device was shrunk to fit inside a person's mouth.

It is still at the prototype stage, but the trio expects to commercialize it within two years, Chen said.

The bigger version has already received approvals from American and Canadian regulatory bodies, he noted.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060628/wl_canada_afp/canadaussciencehealth&printer=1;_ylt=AneIjoqY_16_GHXliW1nPPP6OrgF;_ylu=X3oDMTA3MXN1bHE0BHNlYwN0bWE-

Troy1220
06-29-2006, 12:01 PM
My dentist always told me to just floss the ones you want to keep.

Troy

bogie
06-29-2006, 12:04 PM
chump change :D

is that how much it is?

Wow, cool, I've never heard of this. Sounds like it's really new technology that probably won't get to most people in this generation. I think a tube of tooth paste and some dental floss will be cheaper. The $20 - $30k was for implants.

bogie
06-29-2006, 12:05 PM
My dentist always told me to just floss the ones you want to keep.

Troy

So true. :clap:

FringeNC
06-29-2006, 12:45 PM
Don't have the link, but some scientists have genetically modified bateria that reside in the mout to not produce the lactic acid which causes the tooth decay. One injected into the mouth, the new bacteria will take over, and voila, no tooth decay.

Rain Man
06-29-2006, 12:48 PM
I only have 28 teeth, and only 27 are permanent teeth. I'm a genetic misfit, but even so I practice good dental hygiene.

bogie
06-29-2006, 01:21 PM
I only have 28 teeth, and only 27 are permanent teeth. I'm a genetic misfit, but even so I practice good dental hygiene.

Genetics play an important role. But even good genetics won't produce good teeth without proper care. You are not a misfit Hermey. No one knows better than you the importants of seeing a dentist.