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    Grape seed extract makes tooth restoration more durable

    • Last Update: 2015-11-10
    • Source: Internet
    • Author: User
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    A natural compound extracted from grape seeds can not only increase the strength of the tooth itself, but also make tooth restorations such as resin materials more durable, according to a new study from the school of Dentistry of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

    According to Brazilian media reports, this grape seed extract is rich in antioxidants, which can reduce the deterioration of the materials used to repair caries and the bonding area of teeth, so as to make the effect of tooth repair more lasting

    Researchers expect the product to be on the market in the next two years

    The durability of dental restorative materials after caries treatment has always been a problem in the industry

    Improper treatment will not only generate additional costs, but also may damage oral health due to the deterioration of materials

    Dentists generally recommend replacement every eight years

    And this latest research results can reduce the number of times that patients change the dental prosthesis, reduce the cost and reduce the pain of patients at the same time

    However, the researchers suggest that patients should maintain the habit of regular communication with dentists

    In a joint experiment with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Anna Sousa, a researcher at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, divided 48 healthy teeth without caries and without repair into four groups

    Among them, the first group of teeth remained in the original state, the other two groups were injected with chlorhexidine and doxycycline, which are common in tooth restoration, and the last group added grape seed extract solution

    Then, the researchers used traditional methods to repair the teeth of each group, and simulated tooth wear by adding artificial saliva

    The final results showed that the teeth with grape seed extract had a 80% reduction in tooth wear compared with those with conventional restorations

    According to project coordinator Fernando panzeri, the next research focus will be on how to make the extract more in line with modern aesthetic standards, "because of the characteristics of grapes, the restoration experience of adding grape seed extract will be purple red

    We must find a way to change its color to avoid affecting the beauty of the tooth restoration.
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