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    Scientists have discovered a new molecule that will make your teeth cavityproof and may change dental care forever. They have appropriately named it Keep 32—for your 32 teeth—and it can kill the bacteria that produces cavities in 60 seconds flat.

    José Córdoba—a researcher at Yale University—and Erich Astudillo—from the Universidad de Santiago, Chile—claim that this molecule can be added to any dental care product, from toothpaste to mouthwash. In fact, they say it can be added to anything, even candies and chewing gum.

    As long as the product stays in your mouth for 60 seconds, it will eliminate the dreadful Streptococcus Mutans, making your teeth cavity proof for a number of hours.

    They started the research in 2005 and now they are aiming to have this product in the market in 14 to 18 months. Once they go through human safety trials in the United States, they want to license the patent to dental care manufacturers like Colgate or Procter & Gamble, as well as companies like Hershey's or Cadbury.

    If the Evil League of Dentists don't kill them first, that is.

    More INFO @:
    http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-ce...decay-2012079/

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    Would be about time. Dentists here are retarded and expensive as hell... i once had a broken tooth and one gavity and ended up with a 900 euro bill, ole!

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    Does it get rid of everything else you need to brush for, such as plaque? If not then it will just be another product out of many you will need.

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    Thats actually pretty awesome, A much easier way to have nice teeth.

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    sucks for people studying to be a dentist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGender View Post
    sucks for people studying to be a dentist.
    Mark Tarrabain: Actually, I think a lot of dentists would totally love this to be widely available, because it could drastically simplify their jobs.

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    It would end their jerbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGender View Post
    It would end their jerbs
    Not really people will most likely still ignore it, people will still need wisdom teeth removed and teeth straightened, dentures made.

    It'd just kill most of the cleaning and cancer side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adonael View Post
    Mark Tarrabain: Actually, I think a lot of dentists would totally love this to be widely available, because it could drastically simplify their jobs.
    I think it would hurt them quite significantly due to less much business. Why do you go back every 6 months and pay a stupid amount of money? To get a check up for cavities and your teeth cleaned. The only reason you'd ever have to go with something like this chemical now is if you had structure problems. Like having to get a tooth pulled so there's room for others. That happens like once in somone's life if that. So you will have tons of people who go from seeing their dentist twice a year to like never.
    Last edited by Duncanîdaho; 2012-07-10 at 01:18 AM. Reason: grammer
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGender View Post
    It would end their jerbs
    Wouldn't be too concerned the molecule targets one type of bacteria when there is 1000s in your mouth alone. People will still need fillings and dental treatment since one of the biggest cause of tooth decay is starting to become acid within fruit.

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    You'll still have to wash your teeth so they don't become yellow and so you don't have a bad breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorlak View Post
    You'll still have to wash your teeth so they don't become yellow and so you don't have a bad breath.
    Yah, but you don't need a dentist to do that for you. We will still have to brush with this stuff for hygiene. Just our teeth won't get cavities anymore. You can whiten your teeth at home for much cheaper.
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    You all act like it's a first ever oral antiseptic. Chlorhexidine already does that.

    And that's wrong with brushing? It's a pretty enjoyable activity, especially if you use a tasty herbal toothpaste
    Last edited by Against the Modern World; 2012-07-10 at 01:29 AM.

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    THat's aewsome

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueGender View Post
    It would end their jerbs
    Because the only conceivable thing that can happen to teeth is just pure tooth decay. right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaelrin View Post
    You all act like it's a first ever oral antiseptic. Chlorhexidine already does that.

    And that's wrong with brushing? It's a pretty enjoyable activity, especially if you use a tasty herbal toothpaste
    Chorhexadine is different then this stuff. This stuff the OP is talking about specifically targets the bacteria Streptococcus Mutans which is what causes cavities from sugars. Nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adonael View Post
    Mark Tarrabain: Actually, I think a lot of dentists would totally love this to be widely available, because it could drastically simplify their jobs.
    That doesn't even make sense.

    Dentist make money off well.. bad teeth. You can't run a dental office if you don't have anything to bill for.

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    Thats super cool.

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    Dentists make plenty of money off preventative care, and a lot of their patients don't brush. Putting this stuff in toothpaste and the like won't help those folks.

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    In all honesty, I wouldn't be surprised if the lack of research in this field is due to the impact it would have on dentistry. Although, I doubt it would prevent all cavities so.

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