Characterization of casein phosphopeptide amorphous calcium fluoride phosphate as a remineralization system

Grant number: 400299


Dental caries (tooth decay) remains a major public health problem in Australia with an economic burden in excess of $1 billion p.a. The overall aim of this project is the development of a novel remineralizing agent (casein phosphopeptide stabilized amorphous calcium fluoride phosphate) for the remineralization of early tooth decay lesions (white spot lesions). The project will involve the testing of the ability of the novel remineralization system to remineralize (repair) white spot lesions in vitro and in situ. The project also involves the detailed characterization of the molecular interactions of the components of the remineralizing system using NMR spectroscopy and other techniques. ..

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