HOT Article: Nanofibre mats remineralize tooth enamel

Free to access until Tuesday 15th February 2011!

In this CrystEngComm Hot Article, Stephen Mann and co-workers demonstrate the use of electrospun mats of amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP)/poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) nano- and microfibres to promote in vitro remineralization of dental enamel and dentine tubule occlusion.

The method is performed under clinically relevant conditions and holds the potential for a new approach to the regeneration of enamel and the alleviation of dentine hypersensitivity.

Read more:
Electrospun mats of PVP/ACP nanofibres for remineralization of enamel tooth surfaces
Jane Fletcher, Dominic Walsh, Christabel Emma Fowler and Stephen Mann,
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00806K, Paper

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One Response to “HOT Article: Nanofibre mats remineralize tooth enamel”

  1. KR DASHARATHI says:

    This is an excellent development by the scientists to say the least.But now an endeavor should be made with concerted efforts to bring this to the clinics in the shortest possible time. With minimum clinical trials the product can be started using while long trials for absolute long term safety can go on parallely. In case any small adverse reaction is noticed it can be stopped. Since it as an application type of product there may not be any harm in such an approach. As millions after the age 50 years are having enamel wear, it is but pertinent to bring this to the clinics for to-days older generation so that they are kept happy in their last few years of life

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