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Are Cavity Proof Teeth in Your Future?

Posted on November 5, 2013 in General oral health


11.5 Are Cavity Proof Teeth in Your Future
Teeth may someday be cavity proof. Researchers from Yale University and the University of Santiago, Chile, have found a molecule that will kill certain bacteria in the mouth, effectively ending cavities. This revolutionary product is being called Keep 32 in honor of the 32 teeth in a human mouth – and the idea that you want to keep all of them.

Early studies of this molecule show that it can eliminate Streptococcus mutans, the bacteria that causes cavities in the mouth. Scientists believe that a 60-second use of Keep 32 will provide hours of protection, making your teeth cavity proof for at least a little while.

The Keep 32 molecule can be mixed with most dental care products such as mouthwash and toothpaste. What's even more interesting, however, is that it can also be mixed with certain foods. Tests are under way now to see how effective it is when used in candy and chewing gum. Could it be possible that cavity-ridden teeth may be a thing of the past? We'll see! There is still a lot of work to be done before these products are on the market. In the meantime, keep brushing twice a day for two minutes each time and floss at least once. There's no substitute for good oral health!