Oh don't we all hate cavities. It hurts, and the thought of going to the dentist to get that fixed can be scary for some. But here's some good news. Scientists have discovered a new molecule that will be able to make your teeth cavity-proof and may change dental care forever.
They have named it Keep 32, - for all 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.
As long as the product stays in your mouth for 60 seconds, it will kill the Streptococcus Mutans, making your teeth cavity proof for a number of hours.
The research started in 2005, and now they are aiming to have this product in the market in 14 to 18 months. They plan to license the patent to dental care manufacturers like Colgate or Procter & Gamble as well as companies like Hershey's or Cadbury.