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2013-02-20 08:38:35 PM  
I got yer chocolate toothpaste right here!
 
2013-02-20 08:40:00 PM  
Well, it will still make you wish for death if you drink orange juice after using it, so it fits...
 
2013-02-20 08:42:52 PM  
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2013-02-20 08:43:55 PM  
"Fluoride has been the gold standard in oral care for 100 years," Sadeghpour said. "There hasn't been any substance to challenge fluoride in a century".

There's a reason for that, Mr. Sadeghpour.  I would explain it, but there are some men in black suits knocking at my door.
 
2013-02-20 08:46:01 PM  
2 girls 1 tube?
 
2013-02-20 08:49:40 PM  

"BATON ROUGE - A discovery in a New Orleans laboratory nearly three decades ago is changing oral care across the nation and the world. The substance was discovered in Louisiana, and the company remains headquartered in New Orleans."


barelyreal.files.wordpress.com

 
2013-02-20 08:51:02 PM  
Have you been brushing with chocolate toothpaste Mullet?

lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-02-20 08:51:17 PM  
"Doctor Tetsuo Nakamoto, the father of News 2's Chris Nakamoto, found "Theobromine" in chocolate in the early 80s..."

Reporter giving daddy's new business venture a big fat blatant plug?
 
2013-02-20 08:51:28 PM  
We shall see.

/actually could be great if it does what says
//and very young kids could use it too
 
2013-02-20 08:52:41 PM  
Theobromide has been shown in repeated clinical trials to cause suggestibility in animals and, more importantly, humans. It has long been used as a tranquilizer for lions because it makes animals so docile and suggestible. After the so-called "fall" of the Soviet Union, papers were released revealing that Soviet regimes from Lenin to Brezhnev had put Theobromide in everything from the water to the food to the gasoline (yes, the freaking gasoline) to make the people more complacent. It was only after the people rose up and demanded an end to Theobromide that they were freed from its narcotic effects and effected autonomy.
 
2013-02-20 08:53:54 PM  
Advertising as news.

I've joked about taking my favorite Nivea shower product and repackaging it as an ultra premium product at twenty five dollars an ounce. It looks like this guy had that idea before me.
 
2013-02-20 08:54:05 PM  
Why stop there?  why not substitute it as stuffing for Turkey or use it as a machine lubricant?

I mean I really like chocolate but its not like its perfect with everything.
 
2013-02-20 08:54:24 PM  
Theo = god
Dent = tooth

Theodent = godtooth


/Beware the Jabberwock
 
2013-02-20 08:56:15 PM  
They sure know how to pack fudge flavor into every tube.
 
2013-02-20 08:57:36 PM  
As someone whose enamel is terrible, I'm off to conduct further research on this.

/I'd pay 40 bucks a tube if it really regenerated enamel
 
2013-02-20 09:00:16 PM  
"The substance is safe for children to swallow because it is a derivative of chocolate and is all natural."

Keep out of reach of dog
 
2013-02-20 09:06:07 PM  
Chocolate is never the safest path
Theodent, Theodent is here-uhh-uggg
 
2013-02-20 09:07:47 PM  
 
2013-02-20 09:07:57 PM  

SwiftFox: "The substance is safe for children to swallow because it is a derivative of chocolate and is all natural."


Cyanide can be derived from apples and and is all natural. I suppose that means it is also safe for children to swallow.
 
2013-02-20 09:15:19 PM  

thewulf: $100 per tube?

Fark you very much.


For a hundred bucks a tube, it better grow new teefus.
 
Skr
2013-02-20 09:16:30 PM  
"regenerate enamel" amazing if true, I'll definitely be looking into this. Acid reflux/ heartburn has pretty much destroyed what enamel I had and it would be nice to have another option besides going full caps/crowns.
 
2013-02-20 09:22:47 PM  

Skr: "regenerate enamel" amazing if true, I'll definitely be looking into this. Acid reflux/ heartburn has pretty much destroyed what enamel I had and it would be nice to have another option besides going full caps/crowns.


Same here. Of course, caps/crowns wouldn't be such a problem if I were in Canada or the U.K., but here in the states it's not a cheap course of treatment.

A toothpaste that could reverse some of the damage would be very useful.
 
2013-02-20 09:29:38 PM  
Only the kids version is chocolate flavoured.  It's $9.99/tube on that website, not $99.99 like the adult one.
 
2013-02-20 09:40:17 PM  
I don't know what the theobromine concentration is in that stuff, but as an owner of a dog, I'd be hesitant to bring that into my house.  Maybe it's just a very small amount of theobromine, but I'd be paranoid about dropping or knocking the tube on the floor and forgetting about it.

Granted, my pup's well past her chewing random stuff phase.  I still remember the time she chewed through a bottle of my roomie's meds and devoured an undisclosed number of pills.  I was scared shiatless she was going to die, but she was calm as Hell.
 
2013-02-20 09:49:49 PM  
"Fluoride has been the gold standard in oral care for 100 years," Sadeghpour said.

24.media.tumblr.com

What fluoride might look like.
 
2013-02-20 09:51:49 PM  
 
2013-02-20 09:52:46 PM  
I have thought it over, and I've decided that I am not going to brush my teeth with a hundred-dollar tube of this alkaloid.

Also,
Doctor Tetsuo Nakamoto, the father of News 2's Chris Nakamoto, found "Theobromine" in chocolate in the early 80s.

But actually:
Theobromine was first discovered in 1841 in cacao beans by Russian chemist Alexander Voskresensky.
 
2013-02-20 10:02:40 PM  
I just bought a tube of the $9.99 toothpaste. Remind me and I will give a critique of it when it arrives.

/Let Theodent and Oral B work wonders....
 
2013-02-20 10:17:37 PM  
I highly doubt it will regenerate enamel sufficient to cover teeth already damaged enough to need restorative intervention.  Where it may come in handy is the person who is battling new cavities every time they turn around to remineralize those already acid affected areas and especially areas of exposed root surface.  There are already remineralizing toothpastes out there (some are Rx only) but they are not miracle workers.

/there is no good alternative to good oral hygiene habits
//and creating an environment for the good bacteria to thrive in
///and not the bad bacteria
 
2013-02-20 10:17:59 PM  
Practical jokes? Challenge accepted:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-20 11:22:43 PM  

PacManDreaming: Practical jokes? Challenge accepted:

[i.imgur.com image 500x942]


LMAO Wish I had thought of that one when I was always pulling jokes.... Be some wild looks when people took a bite of those Oreos!

/since on subject of chocolate toothpaste and the immediate joke that comes to mind with it.... nasty prank I pulled on a nasty person loooong ago was; me and buddy used to rub snuff (Cope) in High School. One guy was ALWAYS bumming rubs even when he HAD a can in his own pocket and it was royally pissing people off.  While me and the friend were out on the porch, a huge Great Dane is walked past and just has to take a giant power dump in the yard in between the walk and the street.  Just as I see him take a new can of snuff out and start to open it, I run and grab the can he just tossed. (you probably know where this is headed)
We scooped up some Great Dane giftings with sticks, cover it with a little of my snuff, then finish it with his freshly opened snuff (nice, strong, fresh smell) and wait for him to come by.
HE doesn't show, but his brother does walk past - we give it to him and I tell him I stopped rubbin` snuff and he can have the rest, only had one "rub" out of it.
30 minutes later, here he comes, mad as hell, yet saying 35 times, "I didn't fall for it!!! I knew it was in there already!"  (yeah right... he dipped the shiat!)
//CSB time, ended
 
2013-02-20 11:41:33 PM  
I'm quite certain that this story represents a major medical breakthrough.

After all, it was published on wbrz.com, the website for Baton Rouge's Channel 2 television, coincidentally by Chris Nakamoto, who happens to be the son of the doctor who made this great discovery.  Most great medical breakthroughs are published on local television websites by relatives of the doctors and scientists who made them, after all.
 
2013-02-20 11:51:32 PM  

Richard Saunders: thewulf: $100 per tube?
For a hundred bucks a tube, it better grow new teefus.

Hopefully, not in new and novel places where they weren't before.

 
2013-02-20 11:54:13 PM  
Thin Mint flavored toothpaste.
 
2013-02-21 12:06:17 AM  
Crest had a vanilla flavored toothpaste a few years ago. It's wasn't great, but it wasn't disgusting either.
 
2013-02-21 01:01:37 AM  
New chocolate toothpaste could revolutionize oral!!!!
 
2013-02-21 01:23:34 AM  
ZeroCorpse:
Skr: "regenerate enamel" amazing if true, I'll definitely be looking into this. Acid reflux/ heartburn has pretty much destroyed what enamel I had and it would be nice to have another option besides going full caps/crowns.

"Same here. Of course, caps/crowns wouldn't be such a problem if I were in Canada or the U.K..."

Really? cuz I get the impression they're not real big on orthodontia in the u.k.
 
2013-02-21 03:23:06 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Same here. Of course, caps/crowns wouldn't be such a problem if I were in Canada or the U.K., but here in the states it's not a cheap course of treatment.


FYI, even in the socialist paradise of Canada you still need private insurance for dental procedures.
 
2013-02-21 04:39:02 AM  

Makh: Thin Mint flavored toothpaste.


This is how I would brush my teeth if I had that
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2013-02-21 05:46:05 AM  

Hector Remarkable: I have thought it over, and I've decided that I am not going to brush my teeth with a hundred-dollar tube of this alkaloid.

Also,
Doctor Tetsuo Nakamoto, the father of News 2's Chris Nakamoto, found "Theobromine" in chocolate in the early 80s.

But actually:
Theobromine was first discovered in 1841 in cacao beans by Russian chemist Alexander Voskresensky.


Dishonest Story, Bro (not you Hector, I mean Chris). So he's trying to advertise for his dad's toothpaste via a news story AND misrepresenting the discovery of Theobromine by mentioning that his father "found" it in chocolate (which is technically true). Maybe journalism really shouldn't be his thing.
 
2013-02-21 05:49:00 AM  

twfeline: Richard Saunders: thewulf: $100 per tube?
For a hundred bucks a tube, it better grow new teefus.

Hopefully, not in new and novel places where they weren't before.


Depends, how were you planning to use it?
 
2013-02-21 06:04:13 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: SwiftFox: "The substance is safe for children to swallow because it is a derivative of chocolate and is all natural."

Cyanide can be derived from apples and and is all natural. I suppose that means it is also safe for children to swallow.


And Deadly Nightshade.  And arsenic, which can be derived from almonds.  And poison dart frogs.  Yeah, go ahead and lick that frog, Tommy!  It's  all natural!

/enormous pet peeve
 
2013-02-21 06:15:42 AM  

Lachwen: ArcadianRefugee: SwiftFox: "The substance is safe for children to swallow because it is a derivative of chocolate and is all natural."

Cyanide can be derived from apples and and is all natural. I suppose that means it is also safe for children to swallow.

And Deadly Nightshade.  And arsenic, which can be derived from almonds.  And poison dart frogs.  Yeah, go ahead and lick that frog, Tommy!  It's  all natural!

/enormous pet peeve


when did kids stop being poisoned by baking chocolate they got into?  The argument being used is that theobromine can't be poisonous because it is in chocolate is kind of ruined by the theobromine being the poisonous component of said chocolate
 
2013-02-21 06:54:01 AM  
I'm pretty sure that was a company press release slightly re-worded and passed off as "news".  IIRC, there was a book a few years back that discussed the concept.
 
2013-02-21 08:24:41 AM  
"Normal unit crystals in teeth are half a micron in size," Sadeghpour said. "When Rennou is present, it stimulates those crystals to become two microns in size."

I don't think that's how "strengthening composite materials" works. Don't you want more, smaller crystals, instead of fewer, larger crystals?

Also, I'll be sure to bookmark WBRZ.com as "Your Astroturfing Source".
 
2013-02-21 09:37:52 AM  

Skr: "regenerate enamel" amazing if true, I'll definitely be looking into this. Acid reflux/ heartburn has pretty much destroyed what enamel I had and it would be nice to have another option besides going full caps/crowns.


Problem solved:

i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-21 11:45:55 AM  

thewulf: $100 per tube?

Fark you very much.

http://www.theodent.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath= 1& products_id=3&zenid=46dd7a5a5af664ebb00a5fe87c044074


This....
 
2013-02-21 04:12:18 PM  

Bastard Toadflax: Theobromide has been shown in repeated clinical trials to cause suggestibility in animals and, more importantly, humans. It has long been used as a tranquilizer for lions because it makes animals so docile and suggestible. After the so-called "fall" of the Soviet Union, papers were released revealing that Soviet regimes from Lenin to Brezhnev had put Theobromide in everything from the water to the food to the gasoline (yes, the freaking gasoline) to make the people more complacent. It was only after the people rose up and demanded an end to Theobromide that they were freed from its narcotic effects and effected autonomy.


*theobromine
 
2013-02-21 04:22:14 PM  

MikeBoomshadow: Bastard Toadflax: Theobromide has been shown in repeated clinical trials to cause suggestibility in animals and, more importantly, humans. It has long been used as a tranquilizer for lions because it makes animals so docile and suggestible. After the so-called "fall" of the Soviet Union, papers were released revealing that Soviet regimes from Lenin to Brezhnev had put Theobromide in everything from the water to the food to the gasoline (yes, the freaking gasoline) to make the people more complacent. It was only after the people rose up and demanded an end to Theobromide that they were freed from its narcotic effects and effected autonomy.

*theobromine


It is also known to cause misspelling in otherwise competent people.
 
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