Fractions of Natural Products Show Antigingival and Ant-Cariogenic Activity
Fractions of Natural Products
Show Antigingival and Anti-Cariogenic Activity
Available for: Licensing
Fractions derived from a number of common foods have shown
anti-cariogenic and anti-gingivitis activity. Such extracts, and/or compounds
purified from them, can be incorporated into mouthwashes, toothpastes and other
oral hygiene products.
The Technology and its
Currently, the vast majority of oral health care products
contain synthetic antimicrobial agents (e.g. chlorhexidine, triclosan) as their
active ingredients. There is increasing mistrust among the general public of
"man-made" chemicals and increasing support for naturally occurring compounds.
This technology is in line with this trend towards using more "natural"
ingredients in health care products and represents a novel approach to
maintaining oral health. A clinical trial has already shown better
anti-gingivitis activity over one of the market leading mouthwash
The market for consumer oral health care products is large
and in 2004 amounted to €17 billion in the EU alone. These natural products can
be incorporated into toothpastes and mouthwash.
UK Patent Application
was filed in June 2010
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