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Green Tea and inhibition of Dental Erosion

November 26, 2012

Green Tea and Collagen and Mouth Health

The objective of a pilot study by Chen & Huang at the University of Science and Technology (Xianing) was to investigate the effects of Green Tea extract epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on degradation of collagen in dental erosion.

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64 volunteers with dental erosion were randomly divided into two groups and given placebo and Green Tea extract treatments in a controlled experiment.

The results indicate that EGCG from Green Tea can inhibit collagen degradation and improve the antierosive effect of dentine and thereby help to maintain mouth health.

 

See also:

Role of Green Tea as an antioxidant in periodontal disease

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