The latest in Bluetooth mobile phone technology – if it’s to be believed – could spell an interesting dilemma for dentists everywhere.
News on the worldwide web is that a company in China has developed a composite resin filling that is designed to fit in a tiny hole in the user’s tooth and will pick up sound and vibrations from the mouth.
And it could have patients pleading with their dentist to drill holes in perfectly fit teeth – well, that’s if it’s true and if the trend catches on.
Chinavasion is selling the product, although it’s not available to buy as yet and no price has been mentioned.
Some internet gadget discussion forums are dismissing the story as an April Fool’s joke but the company website – chinavasion.com – insists:
‘The ultimate bluetooth handsfree is here, an extremely small microphone is packaged with solar panel and battery to provide the most portable unit to date.
‘The durable composite resin filling is designed to fit in a hole 2.2mm in diameter and 1.7 mm deep and will pick up sound and vibrations from your mouth to produce incredibly clear sound.
‘The earpiece is comfortable and features replaceable rubber ear grips and attractive chromed inserts.
‘This product is compatible with all Bluetooth capable phones with hands-free and headset profiles.
Adding: ‘Awesome function from true nano electronics, never forget your trusty bluetooth kit ever again, simply install and forget.’
And finally, Chinavasion’s footnote advice?
‘All dental work should be performed by a qualified dentist, Chinavasion does not take responsibility for injury resulting from the installation of this product.’
Decide if fact or fiction for yourself – check out the details at http://www.chinavasion.com/product_info.php/pName/bluetooth-microphone-dental-insert-nano-electronics/