Tiziana Cantile

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BACKGROUND Casein phosphopeptides (CPPs) are phosphorylated casein-derived peptides produced synthetically by proteolytic digestion of alpha(s1)-, alpha(s2)- and beta-casein. The anticariogenic activity of CPPs is due to their ability to stabilize high levels of amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) on tooth surface, preventing demineralization and enhancing(More)
AIM Erosion of dental hard tissues induced by acidic dietary components is a high-prevalence finding, especially among children and adolescents. Acidic soft drinks are frequently implicated in dental erosion. The aim of this in vitro study was to assess if CPP-ACP preparation is capable of reducing enamel erosion caused by a cola-type drink. MATERIALS AND(More)
The aim of the present study was to test in vivo the effectiveness of an experimental green tea extract in reducing levels of mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in saliva by means of selective culture medium. Sixty-six healthy patients ranging in age from 12 to 18 years were recruited and randomly divided into two groups: Group A (n=33) and group B(More)
AIM Casein phosphopeptides (CPPs) are phosphorylated casein-derived peptides produced by proteolytic digestion of alphas 1-, betas 2- and beta-casein in vitro or in the digestive tract. CPPs exhibit anti-caries activity relates to their capability to localise high levels of amorphous Ca2+ phosphate on tooth surface. Aim of this study is in vitro testing of(More)
Introduction. Plant extracts may be suitable alternative treatments for caries. Aims. To investigate the in vitro and in vivo antimicrobial effects of Plantago lanceolata herbal tea (from flowers and leaves) on cariogenic bacteria and to identify the major constituents of P. lanceolata plant. Materials and Methods. The MIC and MBC against cariogenic(More)
OBJECTIVE Casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate nanocomplexes (CPP-ACP) exhibit anticariogenic potential in laboratory, animal and human experiments. The remineralising potential of synthetic CPPs on early enamel caries was investigated. DESIGN In vivo study. SETTING University of Naples 'Federico II', School of Dentistry, Department of(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to record the oral health status through the mean value of the DMFT/dmft index, the CPITN values and the DDE modified index in children affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). STUDY DESIGN Observational study. METHODS A group of 54 CF patients, aged 7 to 12 years, was selected and their data were compared to those of the same age(More)
Aim. To evaluate the effectiveness and the tolerability of the nitrous oxide sedation for dental treatment on a large pediatric sample constituting precooperative, fearful, and disabled patients. Methods. 472 noncooperating patients (aged 4 to 17) were treated under conscious sedation. The following data were calculated: average age; gender distribution;(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine the influence of an oral hygiene motivation model on removing dental plaque in 57 subjects with an age range from 4 to 16 years, divided into three age categories on the basis of dentition phases, and to analyse the differences in behaviour between the three age groups and between sexes. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Chewing gums may be particularly effective means for delivering and maintaining bioactive molecules, included in the gum formulation, able to have an anti-cariogenic effect. The purposes of this study were: to develop novel chewing gums containing quercetin (Qt); to evaluate their release using in vivo trial; finally, to test their in vivo antibacterial(More)