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Comparative evaluation of in-vitro effects of Brazilian green propolis and Baccharis dracunculifolia extracts on cariogenic factors of Streptococcus mutans.
A comparative evaluation of the effects of extracts from green propolis and Bd on the glucan synthesis and acidogenic potential of S. mutans allowed us to suggest that Bd leaves may be a potential source for pharmaceutical products employed for this purpose.
Enhanced in vitro and in vivo antioxidant activity and mobilization of free phenolic compounds of soybean flour fermented with different β‐glucosidase‐producing fungi
Aims:  To evaluate the soybean polyphenol glucosides bioconversion to aglycone forms by different β‐glucosidases‐producing filamentous fungi to enhance their antioxidant activity.
Clinical and biochemical evaluation of the saliva of patients with xerostomia induced by radiotherapy.
Clinical aspects and biochemical properties in the saliva of 21 patients prior to and following radiotherapy for head and neck cancer were evaluated (experimental group) and compared with the same
Development of a colorimetric system for evaluation of the masticatory efficiency.
A new method in which a capsule of a synthetic material using fuchsin-containing granules was devised was found to be fast, simple, reproducible, inexpensive and efficient and can be used as a complementary evaluation of the masticatory efficiency in different situations.
Essential oils from Tithonia diversifolia display potent anti-oedematogenic effects and inhibit acid production by cariogenic bacteria
Investigation of the chemical composition as well as anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activities of the essential oils from leaves and inflorescences of T. diversifolia found that EOI displayed more potent antimicrobial activity against cariogenic microorganisms than EOL.
Assessment of the potential genotoxic risk of medicinal Tamarindus indica fruit pulp extract using in vivo assays.
The extract made with T. indica was devoid of clastogenic and genotoxic activities in the cells of the rodents, when administered orally at these three acute doses.
Mechanical, chemical and antimicrobial properties of a bisphenol A-free pit-and-fissure sealant.
The present study demonstrates some mechanical, chemical and antimicrobial properties of a BPA-free pit-and-fissure sealant close to the minimum acceptable value, but this sealant presented statistically significantly more microleakage than the other tested materials.