Polymeric coatings for dental care

Sarah J. Upson, James Richard Smith, Thomas G. Nevell, Eugen Barbu, John Tsibouklis

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The performance demands of dental care products reflect the importance of healthy teeth over the entire span of human life. One approach towards the prevention of dental hypersensitivity, tooth demineralisation and dental caries involves the use of polymeric dental coatings that block dentinal tubules (a key mechanistic strategy in the treatment of dentine hypersensitivity), provide a barrier to the acid-mediated demineralisation of enamel, and also inhibit the bacterial colonisation of teeth. This paper presents the physicochemical principles that govern the molecular design of such polymeric-coating treatments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-243
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


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