Saturday, August 16, 2008

no more cavities!

NO MORE CAVITIES?
(aka no more jobs for the dentists in the future??)

Found this article on the website: A company from Florida claimed that they have found a way of eliminating Strep mutans (the evil bacteria which produce lactic acid from sugar on tooth surface) . The concept is simple: they use recombinant DNA technique to produce new variety of S.Mutans which does not produce lactic acid, but produce toxins which are toxic to existing decay-causing- s.mutans in the mouth.

Theoretically, this will replace decay-causing-strains of strep mutans with a genetically modified strain in the mouth, thus reduce acid production on tooth surface. Therefore this will eliminate cavities/caries with only one single visit to the dentist in future!
Interesting, huh? (but not so,for the future dentists!!)


luckily there are other types of bacteria which will cause caries (lactobacillus & actinomyces).
and luckily this method is still on Phase I clinical trial (long,long way to go man! by then, I will already be rich)! :P hehehehehe

one last piece of advise by a wise man:
BE TRUE TO YOUR TEETH, AND THEY WON'T BE FALSE TO YOU...
(Huggy Bear, of the Starsky & Hutch series )

1 comment:

meanie mean said...

Ahaks... 'BE TRUE TO YOUR TEETH, AND THEY WON'T BE FALSE TO YOU'
u know like dating sumone..hehheheh
Nak kaya juger....