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Polyphenols in Dental Applications

Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Université de Strasbourg, 8 rue Sainte Elisabeth, 67000 Strasbourg, France
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Unité Mixte de Recherche 1121, 11 rue Humann, 67085 Strasbourg, France
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Bioengineering 2020, 7(3), 72;
Received: 11 June 2020 / Revised: 29 June 2020 / Accepted: 3 July 2020 / Published: 7 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Future Use of Technology and Materials for Dental Restoration)
(1) Background: polyphenols are a broad class of molecules extracted from plants and have a large repertoire of biological activities. Biomimetic inspiration from the effects of tea or red wine on the surface of cups or glass lead to the emergence of versatile surface chemistry with polyphenols. Owing to their hydrogen bonding abilities, coordination chemistry with metallic cations and redox properties, polyphenols are able to interact, covalently or not, with a large repertoire of chemical moieties, and can hence be used to modify the surface chemistry of almost all classes of materials. (2) Methods: the use of polyphenols to modify the surface properties of dental materials, mostly enamel and dentin, to afford them with better adhesion to resins and improved biological properties, such as antimicrobial activity, started more than 20 years ago, but no general overview has been written to our knowledge. (3) Results: the present review is aimed to show that molecules from all the major classes of polyphenolics allow for low coast improvements of dental materials and engineering of dental tissues. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyphenols; interactions with collagen; dentin; enamel; dental resins; antibacterial activity polyphenols; interactions with collagen; dentin; enamel; dental resins; antibacterial activity
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Kharouf, N.; Haikel, Y.; Ball, V. Polyphenols in Dental Applications. Bioengineering 2020, 7, 72.

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Kharouf N, Haikel Y, Ball V. Polyphenols in Dental Applications. Bioengineering. 2020; 7(3):72.

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