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Message 1528568 - Posted: 16 Jun 2014, 12:27:05 UTC

Drill-free fillings are the future as dentists develop 'self-repairing' tooth decay treatment

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Message 1528777 - Posted: 16 Jun 2014, 23:22:03 UTC

Probably too late for me. My teeth are falling apart way too fast and with dentists rates what they are now plus medicare doesn't regard dental health as part of ones overall well being I can't afford to go to the dentist.
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Message 1528788 - Posted: 17 Jun 2014, 0:12:23 UTC

Can you mortgage arms and legs do you know? Suspect that's what it'll cost - after all, anything that has the potential to cut into the profits of what is a very lucrative business is not going to be made widely available to all. :/

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Message 1528871 - Posted: 17 Jun 2014, 5:02:14 UTC

Here's one conspiracy theory I tend to believe. There has been a way to coat teeth so that no decay would ever occur. But if word got out dentists would be mainly put out of business.
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Message 1528921 - Posted: 17 Jun 2014, 9:15:31 UTC

The everlasting light bulb was invented in the 1950's but suppressed for obvious reasons. It is quite feasible to make domestic white goods to last 15 years for not much more cost than at present. But we will never se it happen.

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Message 1528950 - Posted: 17 Jun 2014, 12:11:08 UTC - in response to Message 1528871.
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Here's one conspiracy theory I tend to believe. There has been a way to coat teeth so that no decay would ever occur. But if word got out dentists would be mainly put out of business.


My brother in law trained as a dentist in South Africa, and you are absolutely right Bob. 30 years ago the coating you're talking about was rapidly uninvented for exactly that reason - it would put them out of business.

Edit: Yes Chris - the light bulb thing!!! Deliberately designed with failure built in. Charming, not!

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Message 1528956 - Posted: 17 Jun 2014, 12:28:58 UTC - in response to Message 1528950.

Here's one conspiracy theory I tend to believe. There has been a way to coat teeth so that no decay would ever occur. But if word got out dentists would be mainly put out of business.


My brother in law trained as a dentist in South Africa, and you are absolutely right Bob. 30 years ago the coating you're talking about was rapidly uninvented for exactly that reason - it would put them out of business.

Edit: Yes Chris - the light bulb thing!!! Deliberately designed with failure built in. Charming, not!

I'm glad you wrote this. I seem to remember reading something about this a long time ago. If it had happened after the internet came along I don't think they would have got away with "uninventing" the stuff. I really think it is a shame.
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Message 1528962 - Posted: 17 Jun 2014, 12:46:22 UTC

It's the capitalist society that we live in Annie. Technology is increasing at such an exponential rate these days, that consumers would rather have something that lasts 3 years, then throw it away. Then, for almost the same money they can get the latest all singing all dancing kit with the latest features. Built in obsolescence is the price we pay for it all.

I know people with a 30 old stand alone spin dryer, that bounces across the room unless you sit on it!!! Gets clothes really dry, way better than any tumble dryer, but it's old hat technology which people don't want any more. We live in a convenience orientated throwaway society, fuelled of course by the cheap manufactured imports from the Far East, that the West cannot match. It's not quite child sweatshops and a bowl of rice a day any more, but not that far from it.

Blimey, was that almost a rant???

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Message 1528977 - Posted: 17 Jun 2014, 13:11:28 UTC - in response to Message 1528962.
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It's the capitalist society that we live in Annie. Technology is increasing at such an exponential rate these days, that consumers would rather have something that lasts 3 years, then throw it away. Then, for almost the same money they can get the latest all singing all dancing kit with the latest features. Built in obsolescence is the price we pay for it all.

I know people with a 30 old stand alone spin dryer, that bounces across the room unless you sit on it!!! Gets clothes really dry, way better than any tumble dryer, but it's old hat technology which people don't want any more. We live in a convenience orientated throwaway society, fuelled of course by the cheap manufactured imports from the Far East, that the West cannot match. It's not quite child sweatshops and a bowl of rice a day any more, but not that far from it.

Blimey, was that almost a rant???


No it was a lot of painful truths! :/

And Bob, YES! A shame is the politest way of putting it :(

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Message 1529411 - Posted: 18 Jun 2014, 11:59:48 UTC

I haven't got any filling in my teeth but good to know for the future, thanx WK:)
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