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Effect of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate added to acidic beverages on enamel erosion in vitro

DJ Manton, F Cai, Y Yuan, GD Walker, NJ Cochrane, C Reynolds, LJ Brearley-Messer, EC Reynolds



BACKGROUND: To investigate, in vitro, the effect on enamel erosion of the addition of 0.2% w/v casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) to four commercially-available soft drinks, two of which were carbonated. METHODS: Enamel specimens (n=27) were sectioned from sound extracted human third molar teeth and polished to a mirror finish. Exposed enamel windows of 1 mm2 were created by painting the surface with acid-resistant nail varnish. Four citric flavoured soft drinks (pH range 2.2 to 2.4) and distilled deionized water (DDW) were tested. Each drink was tested with and without 0.2% CPP-ACP w/v. The specimens were placed into 50 mL of solution at 37 °C for 30 minutes, rinsed..

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