at the Oasis Family Dental, explains how an amazing discovery called Keep 32 might impact dentistry, and candy consumption, in the future.

What is Keep 32?

Exciting new research is being conducted by Jose Cordoba of Yale University, and Erich Astudillo of Universidad de Santiago, in Chile, that can potentially eradicate the bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities. Keep 32 is a chemical that only requires 60 seconds of exposure in the human mouth to kill bacteria.

Stopping Decay in Its Tracks

The molecule, named after the 32 teeth in the human mouth, targets Streptococcus mutans (the bacteria that turn sugar into enamel eroding acid). Keep 32 could prevent tooth decay from ever starting in the first place, and maintain a bacteria-free environment for several hours after the initial 60 second exposure. After studying the molecule for five years, scientists are soon to begin a 14 to 18-month trial on humans. The researchers will attempt to prove the cavity preventing power of Keep 32. Once on the market, the researchers believe that products infused with Keep 32 could generate as much as $300 million within five years.

An Unusual Source for Cavity Protection

Astudillo, CEO of Top Tech Innovations, the company that holds the patent for Keep 32, says “the molecule can not only be incorporated into a gum, but in products like toothpastes, mouthwashes, dental floss, candies, lollipops, dental night gels, and other items that can be kept inside the mouth for at least 60 seconds.” Lollipops and hard candies, usually associated with tooth decay, could make oral hygiene a bit more fun for children and adults, alike.

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