Will New Molecule Change Dentistry Forever?
An exciting new discovery of a module may be set to change the face of dentistry forever if, as scientists believe, it has the capacity to prevent teeth cavities from ever occuring.
According to a report on Dentistry.co.uk, researchers José Córdoba heralding from Yale University and Erich Astudillo of the University of Chile have developed a molecule, which they’ve called Keep 32 (due to the 32 teeth that humans possess), and they’ve discovered that it has the capacity to eradicate the bacteria that causes cavities in less than 60 seconds.
The exciting aspect of the new molecule is the researcher’s claim that it can be added to existing dental products such as toothpaste, mouthwash and chewing gum, which will make it an accessible cavity prevention solution for the masses. According to the researchers behind the molecule, it will completely eradicate the cavity causing Streptococcus Mutans providing that it is retained within the mouth for a minimum of 60 seconds.
The molecule is now ready for human safety testing trials and the scientists behind the molecule hope to have it on the open market within 14-18 months. If the human testing proves successful, the pair of scientists aim to pitch their Keep 32 molecule to leading dental care companies such as Procter & Gamble and Colgate.