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2012-07-10 11:21:10 AM
Researchers José Córdoba from Yale University and Erich Astudillo from the University of Chile say that the molecule can be added to any dental care product, like toothpaste and mouthwash and even to products like candies and chewing gum.

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2012-07-10 11:30:59 AM
Smile: Scientists claim to have found a molecule that will keep your teeth cavity free. Forever

Hrm. That would be the best part, I suppose.
 
2012-07-10 11:54:38 AM
That can't be good for business.
 
2012-07-10 12:17:49 PM
Fluorine?

DNRTFA...
 
2012-07-10 12:30:12 PM
Its a good thing that evolution does not exist, or we would be farked

/yes I am kidding
 
2012-07-10 12:39:17 PM
If the product passes clinical testing, Keep 32 could make its way into toothpaste and other tooth care products and could even be added to food to stop bacteria from damaging teeth at the time of eating.

Wouldn't that also stop the bacteria from breaking down the food you're trying to eat?
 
2012-07-10 12:43:01 PM
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Disagrees.
 
2012-07-10 01:15:36 PM
Dune did it.
 
2012-07-10 01:32:06 PM
And the ADA and most insurance companies will make sure that it NEVER passes FDA trials in this country.
 
2012-07-10 01:34:37 PM

Weaver95: And the ADA and most insurance companies will make sure that it NEVER passes FDA trials in this country.


It will get passed.

In the article, it states that it is not a one time deal. You have to continue to redose. They are looking to put this into toothpaste and food to help that process.
 
2012-07-10 01:40:36 PM

cman: Weaver95: And the ADA and most insurance companies will make sure that it NEVER passes FDA trials in this country.

It will get passed.

In the article, it states that it is not a one time deal. You have to continue to redose. They are looking to put this into toothpaste and food to help that process.


then the insurance companies won't cover it, or will charge outrageous prices for it. But i'm still betting it'll be in trials for 10 years, then get denied.
 
2012-07-10 02:01:23 PM

Weaver95: cman: Weaver95: And the ADA and most insurance companies will make sure that it NEVER passes FDA trials in this country.

It will get passed.

In the article, it states that it is not a one time deal. You have to continue to redose. They are looking to put this into toothpaste and food to help that process.

then the insurance companies won't cover it, or will charge outrageous prices for it. But i'm still betting it'll be in trials for 10 years, then get denied.


Insurance companies would love this; fewer expensive procedures to cover, and they might even knock $0.50 off your premium if you buy a year's supply from them.

The ADA and the consumer products companies would hate this and will try to bury it.
 
2012-07-10 02:13:33 PM
You really think that simple cavities are the big money-maker for dental offices?
 
2012-07-10 02:25:06 PM

Timmy the Tumor: You really think that simple cavities are the big money-maker for dental offices?


My upcoming crown and 40% in-network copay know what you mean.
 
2012-07-10 02:25:42 PM

The My Little Pony Killer:
Wouldn't that also stop the bacteria from breaking down the food you're trying to eat?


Different bacteria. Streptococcus mutans (and most of the other "mouth flora") have little or no role in digestion.
 
2012-07-10 02:34:15 PM
What about the gum disease and all the other crap that can destroy your mouth beyond simple cavities?
 
2012-07-10 02:35:05 PM
I don't mind it being in my Toothpaste, but in all my food and candy? NO THANKS.
 
2012-07-10 02:35:19 PM

Generation_D: That can't be good for business.


Scientists are known anti-dentites.
 
2012-07-10 02:35:42 PM
CSB time:
when I was a sopmore in college I became hooked on altoid sour candies. I ate them all the time during all my classes and what not. I also had bad oral hygine during that year and as a result had 9 cavities, 4 on the left and 5 on the right. The dentisit tells me it is going to be a long procedure so I should bring music and headphones if I wanted. I had NIN fragile left playing as the started the NO2. Everything is going fine until the dentist shows up with his mask and creepy head reflector and placed metal devices in my mouth that forced it to stay open. I went from a good time to the horrors of a NIN video in no time flat.
 
2012-07-10 02:35:43 PM
can they find one to keep the coffee from staining my teeth?

/sweet sweet coffeee
//nonfunctional without it @ work
 
2012-07-10 02:54:12 PM

duffman13: can they find one to keep the coffee from staining my teeth?

/sweet sweet coffeee
//nonfunctional without it @ work


So much this. I have nearly perfect teeth, no cavities, no 'work done' on my mouth ever. The only thing wrong with any of my teeth is one cracked tooth from a wedding ring worn by some drunken bastard who thought it would be fun to punch me in the mouth with no warning. My only complaint is that my teeth are stained from copious amounts of coffee and I used to smoke. I always ask the dentist what to do and all he can suggest is paying him big bucks to whiten my teeth or quitting coffee. Neither of those is going to happen.

/I'm much too manly to use whitening products
//translation: I'm lucky if I remember to buy milk and eggs at the store let alone venture into the hygiene products aisle for longer than it takes to grab head and shoulders and Irish spring before running back out again
 
2012-07-10 02:56:04 PM
Forever?
 
2012-07-10 02:57:40 PM

Egoy3k: duffman13: can they find one to keep the coffee from staining my teeth?

/sweet sweet coffeee
//nonfunctional without it @ work

So much this. I have nearly perfect teeth, no cavities, no 'work done' on my mouth ever. The only thing wrong with any of my teeth is one cracked tooth from a wedding ring worn by some drunken bastard who thought it would be fun to punch me in the mouth with no warning. My only complaint is that my teeth are stained from copious amounts of coffee and I used to smoke. I always ask the dentist what to do and all he can suggest is paying him big bucks to whiten my teeth or quitting coffee. Neither of those is going to happen.

/I'm much too manly to use whitening products
//translation: I'm lucky if I remember to buy milk and eggs at the store let alone venture into the hygiene products aisle for longer than it takes to grab head and shoulders and Irish spring before running back out again


Placing an order at Amazon would have taken less time than typing about how forgetful you are.
 
2012-07-10 03:11:17 PM

Theaetetus: Egoy3k: duffman13: can they find one to keep the coffee from staining my teeth?

/sweet sweet coffeee
//nonfunctional without it @ work

So much this. I have nearly perfect teeth, no cavities, no 'work done' on my mouth ever. The only thing wrong with any of my teeth is one cracked tooth from a wedding ring worn by some drunken bastard who thought it would be fun to punch me in the mouth with no warning. My only complaint is that my teeth are stained from copious amounts of coffee and I used to smoke. I always ask the dentist what to do and all he can suggest is paying him big bucks to whiten my teeth or quitting coffee. Neither of those is going to happen.

/I'm much too manly to use whitening products
//translation: I'm lucky if I remember to buy milk and eggs at the store let alone venture into the hygiene products aisle for longer than it takes to grab head and shoulders and Irish spring before running back out again

Placing an order at Amazon would have taken less time than typing about how forgetful you are.


Yeah, I just put in a whitening tray while I shower, it's not like I'll be talking or eating while I'm washing my hair...
 
2012-07-10 03:12:38 PM

Weaver95: And the ADA and most insurance companies will make sure that it NEVER passes FDA trials in this country.


Are you kidding? Insurance companies would LOVE this. "What's that? No cavities ever again? So now we only have to cover gums and emergency repairs?" That sound you hear? A thousand insurance agencies creaming their pants simultaneously.
 
2012-07-10 03:28:34 PM
If this gets to market and works as they say, will they quit putting fluoride in drinking water?
 
2012-07-10 03:30:59 PM

Weaver95: And the ADA and most insurance companies will make sure that it NEVER passes FDA trials in this country.


You don't know how insurance companies work, do you? Simple preventative care that's easy to distribute on a commodity basis, drops the risk pools, but doesn't eliminate the need for dental insurance/care? They won't move their premium prices for each risk pool, but something like this could drop 30% or more of their payouts. This is the type of thing insurance company execs will dance around their office making "ca-ching!" noises to.
 
2012-07-10 03:40:13 PM

rosonowski: Theaetetus: Egoy3k: duffman13: can they find one to keep the coffee from staining my teeth?

/sweet sweet coffeee
//nonfunctional without it @ work

So much this. I have nearly perfect teeth, no cavities, no 'work done' on my mouth ever. The only thing wrong with any of my teeth is one cracked tooth from a wedding ring worn by some drunken bastard who thought it would be fun to punch me in the mouth with no warning. My only complaint is that my teeth are stained from copious amounts of coffee and I used to smoke. I always ask the dentist what to do and all he can suggest is paying him big bucks to whiten my teeth or quitting coffee. Neither of those is going to happen.

/I'm much too manly to use whitening products
//translation: I'm lucky if I remember to buy milk and eggs at the store let alone venture into the hygiene products aisle for longer than it takes to grab head and shoulders and Irish spring before running back out again

Placing an order at Amazon would have taken less time than typing about how forgetful you are.

Yeah, I just put in a whitening tray while I shower, it's not like I'll be talking or eating while I'm washing my hair...


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Speak for yourself.
 
2012-07-10 04:00:39 PM

Jubeebee: Weaver95: cman: Weaver95: And the ADA and most insurance companies will make sure that it NEVER passes FDA trials in this country.

It will get passed.

In the article, it states that it is not a one time deal. You have to continue to redose. They are looking to put this into toothpaste and food to help that process.

then the insurance companies won't cover it, or will charge outrageous prices for it. But i'm still betting it'll be in trials for 10 years, then get denied.

Insurance companies would love this; fewer expensive procedures to cover, and they might even knock $0.50 off your premium if youwhen you are mandated to buy a year's supply from them.

The ADA and the consumer products companies would hate this and will try to bury it.


/you got politics in my toothpaste
//you got toothpaste in my politics
 
2012-07-10 04:37:36 PM

Jubeebee: Dune did it.


Such a shame that so few make it past the first two or three books. So much good stuff in there. So very very much.

/yyyeah baby! Let's go practice some prana bindu!
 
2012-07-10 09:15:06 PM
I can only imagine this molecule will also cause crazy brain cancer or something. There's always some damn catch...
 
2012-07-10 09:37:01 PM

Weaver95: And the ADA and most insurance companies will make sure that it NEVER passes FDA trials in this country.


Yep, just like the cavity fighting bacteria they won't let us have. Link
 
2012-07-10 09:39:51 PM
 
2012-07-10 09:45:33 PM
I am interested to see whether the bacteria are killed in situ in the mouth, after biofilms have been established.
 
2012-07-10 10:21:18 PM
FOREVER!
 
2012-07-10 10:51:16 PM

Kuroshin: Counter_Intelligent: Forever?

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Can't BELIEVE I had to scroll down that far for Pinkie Pie.

/fark, am disappoint
 
2012-07-10 10:57:54 PM

BKITU:

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2012-07-11 12:28:09 AM
Cavities are such a small portion. I never had a single cavity or tooth work ever. Two years ago today, I had the remaining 24 teeth I had removed. I smoked for 25 years, I lived hard from time to time, clenched my jaw in my sleep and as a reflex when agitated. Always brushed aggressively and sucked at flossing, bled every time. I caused more infections than I fought. Toughed it out like the hard ass I thought I was until it was too late. Dentist even made the comment "Such a shame to be losing all these nice teeth".

Your gums and jaw are in need of far more care than anyone tells you. Dentures are a pain in the ass and I am hoping the MDI implants in the future help.
 
2012-07-11 12:30:12 AM

Calehedron: I caused more infections than I fought.

Should be prevented
 
2012-07-12 11:57:59 PM
Here's the thing: genetics determine whether you get a lot of cavities or not. It's not something over which none of us have significant control. I can brush and floss like a maniac every day of my life, and I'll still have at least one or two new cavities every time.

Maybe you can pack your mouth with sugar at bedtime every night and still never have an issue. My dad was obsessive about oral hygiene but his teeth were horrific; my mom did the minimum necessary and her only complaint was that antibiotics had tinged her obnoxiously perfect teeth a bit gray.

In other words, this is farking awesome and I'll take what I can get.
 
2012-07-13 07:08:00 AM
Some people have this built in. Anyone genetically related to my grandfather has never had a cavity. As a child I never, ever brushed my teach because I hated mint and that used to be for the most part the only flavour toothpaste came in. I have perfect teeth. Its a very large family to the point of going beyond that chance of dumb luck. And if were based on diet it would extend to non-genetic relatives who eat the same food, but it does not.
 
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