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Keep 32 Chemical Makes Teeth 'Cavity Proof': Should Government Require Usage?

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Streptococcus mutans better watch out! A new super cleaner chemical called "Keep 32" kills the cavity-causing bacteria within 60 seconds. The chemical lasts for several hours in the mouth to prevent tooth decay.

The researchers who developed Keep 32 have conducted 7 years of studies, but have just begun human trials. Once the chemical gets approved, the Chilean company hopes to license it to tooth-care companies, who can add Keep 32 to gum, mouthwash and toothpaste.

President Obama's Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") has made the American government partly responsible for the public's healthcare. ACA's new mandate joins America with many European and socialist countries in requiring citizens to purchase and subsidize public healthcare. Governments can mandate citizens to follow its have a financial responsibility to a minimum.

Governments have a long history of fluoridation -- adding fluoride to the public water supply to reduce tooth decay. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control listed water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century, along with required vaccinations, recognizing tobacco as a health hazard, family planning and "safer and healthier foods."

If government has a financial obligation to offer healthcare to the public, should government require citizens to use low-risk, convenient, cost-saving measures like Keep 32?

DAILYMAIL.CO.UK reports:
The chemical was designed by dentists in Chile, and wipes out all the bacteria that cause cavities in just 60 seconds in tests. It could be on sale in toothpastes in a year's time.


chile wipes bacteria cavities 60 seconds tests sale toothpastes years

Read More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-217...

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  • kmay 2012/10/05 14:07:27
    No
    kmay
    LESS government intrusion not more!

    Is this chemical proven safe?
    or
    Will we find out down the road it causes debilitating problems, like fluoride and amalgum do.

    " The scientists intend to licence the patent-pending product to a large healthcare company such as Procter & Gamble or Johnson & Johnson.[2] The two chemists believe the product can earn $300 million in revenue within the first five years of operation." Money over safety?

    ❝ The sign of fluoride over-dose [dental fluorosis] is now pandemic in fluoridated areas.
    The teeth are a mirror of what also occurs in our bones.

    ❞ The side effects and ensuing diseases from exposure to mercury amalgum mimic the symptoms of mercury poisoning.
  • jimrthy BN-0 2012/10/05 13:45:59
    No
    jimrthy BN-0
    Just based on the summary, people probably should use this. The government should leave us alone and let us make that decision for ourselves, though
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2012/10/04 02:52:26
    No
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    Keep 32 makes teeth cavity proof.............today. What about ten years now? Mouth cancer? Throat cancer? No thanks........I'll keep on brushing.
  • kofp 2012/10/03 12:18:22 (edited)
    No
    kofp
    +1
    water fluoridation, required vaccinations, family planning, socialism, all this sucks! Government powerful enough to do this is a government I don't want or need.
  • moomoof 2012/08/06 00:38:04
    No
    moomoof
    +1
    and it probably causes cancer :P
  • kofp moomoof 2012/10/03 12:19:46
    kofp
    +1
    I was thinking this and forgot to type it. Thank you!
  • moomoof kofp 2012/10/03 18:38:54
    moomoof
    +1
    No Problem XD
  • Transquesta 2012/08/05 21:54:17
    No
    Transquesta
    +1
    Government should stay the hell out of my life.
  • kofp Transqu... 2012/10/03 12:21:05 (edited)
    kofp
    +1
    And mine too! I don't want health insurance for example as I don't trust western medicine or getting surgery.
  • Brosia 2012/08/05 21:16:16
  • Anna 2012/07/13 22:08:25
    No
    Anna
    +1
    It shouldn't require us to use this. I'll do that on my own, provided it doesn't have any extremely harmful side effects(fat chance).
  • overdog001 2012/07/13 19:24:08
    No
    overdog001
    +1
    A certain percentage of adult Americans sh*t themselves. Should the government require everyone to wear diapers?

    Stop expecting the babysitter to cure all your woes.
  • Tony 2012/07/13 17:20:17
    No
    Tony
    But it should be sold here so people can use it if they choose to.
  • Reggie☮ 2012/07/13 17:02:21
    No
    Reggie☮
    +2
    The government needs to stay out of our business. People need to make their own decisions.
  • SA 2012/07/13 16:40:50
    No
    SA
    +2
    Stay out of my mouth!
  • Stardust 2012/07/13 16:38:52
  • valeria la potra 2012/07/13 16:28:17
    Yes
    valeria la potra
    So that people are healthier and have clean teeth:)
  • TuringsChild 2012/07/13 16:22:06
    No
    TuringsChild
    +1
    Oh HELL NO. Funny thing about chemical companies. They produce chemicals that Nature can laugh at within a VERY few years. And once they have immunity from our drugs, they're far more virulent than they EVER were before. Heck, we're seeing flesh-eating bacteria because we're so afraid of germs we think we have to kill every last one.
    Just wash your hands and brush your teeth and don't worry about killing every germ in the world.
  • wpsark 2012/07/12 21:24:33
    No
    wpsark
    +1
    I drink spring water b/c of fluoride in the tap water and it seems that drinking tap water actually dries out my mouth...I get enough fluoride from my toothpaste and you're not supposed to swallow the stuff so no way am I comfortable drinking it from a faucet....If keep 32 kills harmful bacteria then it's killing the good bacteria in your mouth too...I'll stick with mouth wash..
  • kofp wpsark 2012/10/03 12:24:10 (edited)
    kofp
    +2
    I use no fluoride in my toothpaste or mouthwash. I skip fluoride treatments at the dentist too.
  • wpsark kofp 2012/10/23 21:16:33
    wpsark
    sounds good but I'm paranoid about my teeth..So honestly, is that affecting your teeth, do you get a lot of cavities?
  • kofp wpsark 2012/10/23 23:15:30
    kofp
    +1
    I'm not getting cavities like I used to and I am not brushing my teeth any more than usual. Also don't forget to floss and eat plenty of hard organic apples, carrots etc. to keep your teeth clean.
  • Red 2012/07/12 18:59:21
  • kofp Red 2012/10/03 12:25:36
    kofp
    It's true as it ruins teeth. I quit fluoride and no longer gets cavities.
  • lolitalovely 2012/07/12 16:50:18
    No
    lolitalovely
    +1
    But I should definitely research this.
  • djdragonfire 2012/07/12 07:21:34
    No
    djdragonfire
    +3
    Should government do this? Should government do that? No. Government needs to stay away from people's health and lives. It shouldn't be our babysitter. People need to put on their big people pants and make their own decisions. If their teeth rot out, that's their own fault.

    If this comment makes sense, I'm surprised. 2:20am here and about ready to go to bed.
  • Marlene Wilkins 2012/07/12 05:24:05 (edited)
    No
    Marlene Wilkins
    +2
    No, but it should be an option for folks to use on their own.
    NO government has ANY right to force anything into your body unless in specific instances like medicating a raging psychotic before they hurt someone.
  • wpsark Marlene... 2012/07/12 21:25:57 (edited)
    wpsark
    +2
    the govt's job is to protect the people from other people, not protect the people from themselve's
  • Marlene... wpsark 2012/07/12 21:34:33
    Marlene Wilkins
    +1
    well said. :-)
  • Ken 2012/07/12 04:29:23
    Yes
    Ken
    Might put some dentist and insurance companies out of business, but they have been milking us long enough.
  • ParkMan 2012/07/12 03:38:26
    No
    ParkMan
    +1
    Require - goodness no. That's my choice.

    BTW - I'm really hoping this stuff works!!!
  • Sue 2012/07/12 01:55:13
    No
    Sue
    +3
    I think they could encourage and suggest use but the goverment should not require that I use anything in my private life, or anyone elses for that matter.
  • kotabear 2012/07/12 01:32:14
    Yes
    kotabear
    I think it would help people out a great deal. It's so simple, so why not? It can go right next to fluorine on the list. Of course, the amounts need to be closely looked at and monitored to not hurt anyone.
  • Man_Bear_Pig 2012/07/11 21:28:41
    No
    Man_Bear_Pig
    +1
    Just no.
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/07/11 21:18:05
    No
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +2
    This is why I don't drink tap water.
  • being me 2012/07/11 20:56:02
    No
    being me
    But I can't wait till it comes out on the market.
  • Patric 2012/07/11 20:00:47
    No
    Patric
    +1
    but they SHOULD tax you if you do not.....
  • Turings... Patric 2012/07/13 16:24:53
    TuringsChild
    +1
    oh god. It's catching. :p
  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/07/11 19:53:12
    No
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    +3
    What are the long term and side effects?
  • Cthulhu John Ga... 2012/07/11 20:28:35
    Cthulhu
    Your breath smells like water vapor.

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