Novel Materials for the Desensitizing and Remineralizing Dentifrices

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Modification of the titania surface with organic and inorganic groups can significantly improve the practical potential of this material as a component of toothpastes. Functionalization of titania and silica nanoparticles improves their adhesion to human dentin, which opens their future use for treating tooth hypersensitivity by occlusion of dentin tubules and carriers of remineralizing and other active components. Ca2+ – treated biopolymer alginate and microparticulate natural bentonite have shown promise as another class of bioactive dentifrice components.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Advanced Materials: TechConnect Briefs 2016
Published: May 22, 2016
Pages: 135 - 138
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Nanoparticle Synthesis & Applications
ISBN: 978-0-9975-1170-3