Accupal Takes the Steve Martin Out of Dentistry

The Accupal won't make your next root canal painless, but it will lessen the sting of the needle. Essentially an ultrasonic toothbrush with a hole in it, when coupled with minor amounts of topical anesthetic, you can apparently poke and prod someone's mouth all day without pain. It seems to work through a combination… » 7/31/08 3:10pm 7/31/08 3:10pm

Tooth Regeneration Tech Could Make Fillings Obsolete

Scientists are hard at work on making teeth regrow the crystals that make up dentin and enamel, allowing them to phase out fillings and drillings completely. The goal is to spot tooth decay early and then get the teeth to grow healthy tooth-matter over the bad spots. No fuss, no muss. They say that the tech will be… » 4/02/08 12:37pm 4/02/08 12:37pm

Tongue Nub Isn't Going to Replace Toothbrushes Anytime Soon

Toothbrushes, they just need updating. Right? Well, according to yet another delusional contestant on American Inventor, a better solution would be a little nub you stick on the tip of your tongue. You then use your tongue to get your teeth clean, hoping it doesn't come off and get lodged in your throat, giving you a… » 7/13/07 12:45pm 7/13/07 12:45pm