NPR: Filling Cavities Without The Drill (Icon)

NPR has a story today about an alternative to drilling cavities using a new material called Icon.

You can read or hear the story here.…

New Product: gumEase Injection-Free Anesthetic Device

gumEase G100For those people frightened of needles there is a new FDA-approved product out by Olympic Dental & Medical Devices called gumEase G100. It is basically a frozen mouth piece that blocks maxillofacial nerve impulses (blocks pain) by chilling/freezing them. They claim it can be used for procedure and post-procedure pain control.

Each mouthpiece costs about $10. The mouthpiece needs to be replaced every 3-4 minutes with a fresh one until …