Journal article

Polyols and remineralisation of enamel subsurface lesions

Peiyan Shen, Glenn D Walker, Yi Yuan, Coralie Reynolds, Eric C Reynolds

JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Sugar-free chewing gum containing polyols has been demonstrated to reduce caries experience in randomised controlled clinical trials. A range of polyols (mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol and maltitol) can be found in sugar-free gums and it has been claimed that they can facilitate calcium uptake into enamel subsurface lesions promoting remineralisation. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of polyols on remineralisation of enamel subsurface lesions in vitro by artificial saliva (AS) and by AS containing the salivary biomimetic casein phosphopeptide amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP). METHODS: The polyols (12.6% w/v) and CPP-ACP (0.376% w/v) were used at physiologically r..

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