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Good News: Pain-Free Dentistry Coming Soon

I really dislike going to the dentist and even though my dentist is a lovely person, I just dread seeing him. I am not sure which is worse: the sound of the drill or the Novocaine.

Regardless of the answer, I heard some good news recently: Pain-free dentistry is just around the corner! This new form of dentistry comes in the form of a "non thermal plasma brush." Now that sounds like a gadget straight out of science fiction.

The plasma brush uses a low-temperature chemical reaction to disinfect a tooth and to prepare cavities for a filling. If all goes according to the folks researching the plasma brush, the destructive, loud and hot dental drill would be gone and in its place would be the silent action of the plasma brush. Researchers also believe that the chemical bond created with the plasma brush will alter the tooth's surface, creating a stronger bond with the filling.

Unfortunately, there is no news on when this treatment form will arrive at our local dental offices, but patents have been filed. So all we can do is hope. And brush regularly. Oh and floss too!

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Spectra Spectra 9 years
I don't mind the dentist, to be honest. I haven't had a cavity in a while, but I remember the only really bad part about it was the smell from the drill...it smells like burnt teeth, ew.
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 9 years
I've never had a cavity, but getting my teeth cleaned is painful enough!
kungfubunni kungfubunni 9 years
I bet my insurance will refuse to cover it though due to it being too expensive or something like that. Dentist coverage is so behind the curve.
suzanne suzanne 9 years
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7kimba7 7kimba7 9 years
The dentist office that I used to go to had something similar... they did what they needed to do to fill a cavity but there was no drill whatsoever, just some advanced technology dohickey. No pain, no drilling, no noise... it was MAGNIFICENT.
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