Scientists have discovered a new molecule that kills all the nasty cavity-causing germs in your mouth.
The molecule, named Keep 32, targets a mouth-dwelling bacteria called streptococcus mutans, which metabolizes any leftover sugar into the lactic acid “that slowly but surely” eats away at tooth enamel. Within 60 seconds, Keep 32 kills all the gross teeth-eating bacteria in your mouth and prevents the pesky germs from coming back for hours at a time, effectively cavity-proofing your pearly whites. Translation: Fewer and less terrifying dentist visits.
The new discovery that cavity-proofs your teeth