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What’s new in your caries prevention toolbox? Using prebiotics: A new application for CPP-ACP

Presented by Emeritus Professor Laurence J. Walsh AO


This lecture introduces the concepts of prebiotic agents as a new method for caries prevention that focusses on reinforcing health associated microorganisms so that the biofilms more resistant to external influences. The evidence base for CPP-ACP serving as a prebiotic agent is then summarised, from lab studies through to clinical trials. Practical applications of how CPP-ACP products exert such effects are described, as well as how these biofilm changes can be monitored easily in everyday practice.