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Scientists Find Molecule That Will Make Your Teeth Cavity-Proof

Scientists have discovered a new molecule that will make your teeth cavity-proof and 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.

Researchers at Yale University and 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 lollies and chewing gum.

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

They started the research in 2005, and now they are aiming to have the product in the market within 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 and Procter & Gamble, as well as confectionary companies like Hershey’s and Cadbury.

If the Evil League of Dentists don’t kill them first, that is. [df.cl -- in Spanish]

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