The effects of benzoate and fluoride on dental caries in intact and desalivated rats.

@article{Davis2001TheEO,
  title={The effects of benzoate and fluoride on dental caries in intact and desalivated rats.},
  author={Bianca A. Davis and Richard F. Raubertas and Sylvia K. Pearson and William Henry Bowen},
  journal={Caries research},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={331-7}
}
The decline in prevalence of dental caries in some segments of the population has been attributed mainly to extensive exposure to fluoride. Over the past decades, the use of fluoridated products has increased. During the same period, the consumption of food preservatives such as benzoates and sorbates has also increased substantially. Benzoates, in vitro, possess antibacterial properties similar to those of fluoride and in combination with fluoride could affect caries development. In the… CONTINUE READING

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