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Final Report - NUTRIDENT (Towards functional foods for oral health care - isolation, identification and evaluation of beverage and food components with anti-caries and/or anti-gingivitis activities)

Project ID: 36210
Funded under: FP6-FOOD

Abstract

Dental plaque is not only damaging to teeth but, according to reports, it is also damaging to the European economy. Over EUR 54 billion is spent annually across the EU to treat the effects of dental caries and gingivitis, both of which result from the accumulation of oral biofilms known as dental plaque. Recent scientific developments, however, could radically change this situation and introduce new ways through which we can safeguard oral health.

The NUTRIDENT project was set up to determine exactly those food ingredients that provide protection against the formation of dental plaque and its adverse effects. Once isolated and shown to be clinically safe, these compounds can form a basis for the production of novel functional foods and oral hygiene products. Their final report reveals that many promising outcomes have been created; as a result, they have applied for a patent covering those extracts found to have oral health-promoting activities and the active compounds in these extracts.

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