Friday, 23 Jan, 2009 Health & Fitness

Computer Necrosis Of The Teeth - A New Technology Disease?


Over the last three years, dentists have confronted a new, completely surprising and practically unstudied pathologic process of the teeth, characterized by their systemic affection, more intensive than the one found after being exposed to radiance, MIGNews reports.

First of all, the most surprising was the following:

- All the patients had previously worked with different models of computers, for about 3-5 years.

- None of the patients had respected the work's timetable, the professional protection and the work hygiene (their working day lasted not less than 8-10 hours, often it was on Saturdays).

- The most intensely affected was the side of the teeth pointed to the monitor.

- All the patients were practically healthy before that.

- None of them complained of toothache.

- None of them had been exposed to radiations or to the action of chemical and toxic substances.

- The average age of all the patients was 25-35 years.

A detailed analysis of the patients with such histories was performed. This also included the analysis of their work conditions at the computer and the length of their working day, the name of the computer's producer, the year of its production etc. Along with this, a clinical picture of this affection was made. It was characterized by a systemic, general affection of the teeth, similar to a necrosis of the enamel and of the dentine, reminding somehow their affection as a result of radiance, but at the same time very different from it. This state was called "computer necrosis of the teeth".

The computer itself is not the only one guilty of this pathology of the teeth. Judging by the time spent by the patients in front of the computer, the same teeth affections could appear in persons who enjoy watching TV series in front of their home TVs. The question is how much time should be spent in front of a monitor, at what distance from it and in what conditions.

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