The End of Cavities
Can the end of cavities be near? José Córdova of Yale University and Erich Astudillo of the University of Santiago de Chile and CEO of Top Tech Innovations, may have discovered a new molecule that could be a dental game changer.
According to DF.CL, La Communidad Que Decide, Córdova and Astudillo discovered that the molecule, Keep 32—named for our 32 teeth—apparently eliminates Streptococcus Mutans, the bacteria that causes cavities, in just 60 seconds.
Astudillo suggests the molecule can be added to almost anything, including gum and candy. The initial research began in 2005 and now the men are seeking funding to complete human trials over the next 14 to 18 months.
According to the report, Córdova and Astudillo are currently in talks with people who are interested in investing or buying the patent. They are seeking the opportunity to license to large corporations.
If this works and receives FDA approval, what happens next? Could people begin eating candy to prevent cavities? More importantly, what happens if the bacteria, Streptococcus Mutans, adapts and becomes resistant? Let us know your thoughts below.