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Comparative Evaluation of Grape Seed and Cranberry Extracts in Preventing Enamel Erosion: An Optical Emission Spectrometric Analysis


Comparative Evaluation of Grape Seed and Cranberry Extracts in Preventing Enamel Erosion: An Optical Emission Spectrometric Analysis

Mahalakshmi Nandakumar et al. J Conserv Dent.


Introduction: Dental erosion is defined as the loss of tooth structure due to chemical process that does not involve bacteria. The management of such a condition calls for a comprehensive approach to identifying the cause and treating it.

Aim: The aim of this study is to comparatively evaluate the role of grape seed extract (GSE) and cranberry extract (CE) in preventing dental erosion using optical emission spectrometry.

Materials and methods: Prepared enamel specimens were subjected to the erosive challenge using HCl for 10 s, followed by immersion in experimental natural groups and control fluoride group for 30 s and artificial saliva for 60 min. This cycle was repeated three times. The amounts of calcium and phosphorous present in the acid solution after 1st, 2nd, and 3rd erosive challenges were determined for each group using induced coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry.

Results: The cumulative calcium and phosphorous release after the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd erosive challenges were found to be the least in SnF2 group, followed by GSE group and then in CE group.

Conclusion: The protective of GSE and CE was inferior to the gold standard control group of stannous fluoride role, against enamel erosion. GSE showed better remineralizing effect; however, there was no statistically significant difference between the two groups.

Keywords: Cranberry; enamel erosion; grape seed extract; phytotherapy.

Conflict of interest statement

There are no conflicts of interest.


Figure 1
Figure 1
Mean of total calcium release
Figure 2
Figure 2
Mean of total phosphorus release

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