Were you aware that in the in the 21st century having a chip in your tooth has already become a reality? It is transforming the world! This tooth chip has been developed mainly with odontologic purposes in order to generate a more customized onlontology, giving dentist capabilities and solutions more efficient than ever. Also chips with other healthcare related purposes have been investigated, for example, a chip aimed to help diabetics and people with other conditions.
Do you want to know which are the main uses of these dental chips? Keep reading to get all the information!.
Dental chips: the road to a more customize odontology
Would you have imagined a few years back that a chip could transform the dentistry world? Thanks to the Oregon Health & Science University (USA) a new mechanism for teeth (tooth on chip) has been introduced, which can offer different possibilities such asidentifying obturation materials that will last the longest on the tooth or expanding the dentists’ knowledge on illnesses, injuries and treatments.
How is all of this possible? This device replaces a real molar-shaped tooth with transparent rubbers which has small cavities where the fluids flow, allowing for these to move in-between the cavities and the internal tooth. This chips are recognized as mini organs, to help and improve in dental investigation.
What is the reason that has led to developing a dental chip?
- Many dentists claim that cavity fillers are currently not fully effective and do not work properly, so this chip will help to solve these types of problems.
- More information about this field will be possible: in the future, dentists will be able to load this chip into a real tooth and find out how a filling material interacts with the tooth to improve the decision making process on the best material for that particular patient.
It will certainly help to better understand how tooth cells work and how teeth, their injuries and treatments work biologically.
Dental chip for diabetics
Measuring glucose levels with a microchip in a tooth? Yes, and it will improve diabetics’ daily life. An Spanish scientist (Salvador Albalat) has developed a reduced size chip that will allow to measure glucose levels of diabetics, to check their levels without the need for puncturing.
It will be easy to use: a few sensors on the chip will send information about glucose levels and temperature through radiofrequency to a mobile app. This project is being developed and they estimate to start the firsts real trials in few months. The microchip will be 3-4 mm it will be attached to the tooth, or it could also be attached and removed with a splint. If it proves successful it could be attached to clothes or any other part of the body in the future.
Not only glucose levels can be measured, also cholesterols and many other parameters could be checked. Do you think this is a revolutionary project? What are your thoughts on this??.
Chip dental sobre la salud de la persona
This chip is already a reality. Scientists from Taiwan have develovep a chip, that is placed on the teeth to gather general information about the patients, such as:
- Finding information about eating rutines
- Smoking habits
- Detecting when speaking or coughing.
- The best part is the 94% of accuracy in its operation.
The information collected by the chip can be sent to the doctor who can detect possible diseases in patients ahead of time.
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