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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 69

Coffea canephora

A Promising Natural Anticariogenic Product

Daniel Cohen Goldemberg1, Andrea Gonçalves Antonio1, Adriana Farah2,  and Lucianne Cople Maia1     1Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Dental School, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil     2Núcleo de Pesquisa em Café Prof. Luiz Carlos Trugo, Laboratório de Química e Bioatividade de Alimentos, Instituto de Nutrição, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract

Dental biofilm is a complex community of potentially cariogenic oral bacteria that produce acids in the presence of carbohydrates, resulting in a pH reduction, which leads to a loss of minerals from the tooth. Streptococcus mutans is the most commonly isolated ...

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