Influence of polymers for use in saliva substitutes on de- and remineralization of enamel in vitro.

@article{Reijden1997InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of polymers for use in saliva substitutes on de- and remineralization of enamel in vitro.},
  author={Wil A. van der Reijden and Mark J. Buijs and J J M Damen and Enno C. I. Veerman and Jacob Bob M Ten Cate and Arie V Nieuw Amerongen},
  journal={Caries research},
  year={1997},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={216-23}
}
A number of polymers which have previously been tested for their applicability as thickening agents in saliva substitutes were studied in vitro for their caries-protective properties. These were: polyacrylic acid, carboxymethylcellulose, xanthan gum, guar gum, hydroxyethylcellulose and porcine gastric mucin. The polymers were tested for their effects on: (1) growth of hydroxyapatite crystals in a supersaturated calcium phosphate solution, (2) dissolution of hydroxyapatite crystals in 50 mM… CONTINUE READING