Posts tagged with ‘dentistry

Bizarre 3D printed toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds

For the most part, toothbrushes haven’t evolved much past antiquity. A stick with some hair or bristles has turned into a plastic stick with rubber grips and plastic bristles at weird angles, all claiming to be the best at getting that crap out of your mouth. But with 3D printing and 3D scanning, the Blizzident toothbrush is basically part toothbrush, part mouthguard— bite down on it for six seconds and every surface and crevice of your teeth are clean.

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The earliest evidence of ancient dentistry we have is an amazingly detailed dental work on a mummy from ancient Egypt that archaeologists have dated to 2000 BCE.

The work shows intricate gold work around the teeth. This mummy was found with two donor teeth that had holes drilled into them. Wires were strung through the holes and then around the neighboring teeth.

via metalonmetalblog

IHC After Dark: Street dentists of India

Because when you’re in India, you don’t always have time to run to a proper dentist. Just get that shit fixed right on the street.

Saturday morning cartoons: “Professor Toothy”

Professor Toothy is your dentistry friend, but his advice may be dubious at times.

Pissed off dentists pulls all of her ex-boyfriend’s teeth out. Tip: Never get dental work from your pissed off dentist ex-girlfriend

When 45 year old Marek Olszewski decided to get some dental work, for some reason he decided to frequent the dental practice of his ex-girlfriend. Maybe he was hoping to rub in his new happiness, but when the ex, Anna Mackowiak, had him in her chair, she decided to sedate him and remove every single one of his teeth.

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Super futuristic ‘smart bomb’ mouth wash aims to get rid of tooth decay forever

Oh well this is great… my sister just graduated from dental school about a year ago and now it looks like a simple mouthwash might make her job obsolete. This “smart bomb” mouthwash of the future could completely eradicate tooth decay with daily use. 

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Scientists invent painless dental filling technique using plasma toothbrush

Scientists at the University of Missouri have invented the future of dentistry— it’s a painless dental filling technique that  uses a new plasma brush that disinfects and cleans out cavities, killing bacterias and forming a better bond for the fillings, all in just 30 seconds.

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Wearing a vibrating mouthpiece could halve the time teenagers have to wear braces

Braces are a pain in the ass milestone for many teenagers and a financial milestone for many parents. But a new vibrating mouth device could cut the time that kids have to wear braces in half, something both kids and parents could agree is a good thing.

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Short documentary of the day: “The Dentist of Jaipur”

If you trust him to fix your bicycle, you can certainly trust him to fix your teeth.


Japanese dental robot uses sex dolls for that realistic lip feel

The robot was created by researchers at Japan’s Showa University, with help from the country’s top sex doll manufacturer Orient Industry. Why sex dolls? To get that lifelike skin, tongue and mouth, of course.

The robot, called Showa Hanako 2, also features voice recognition so trainees can practice the rudimentary banter that typically goes on between dentist and patient during an appointment. Once a check-up is over, the robot will store and analyze each student’s performance and give feedback that the students can access online.


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