Cariostatic Effect of Phosphates

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Science  12 Jun 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3624, pp. 1337-1338
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3624.1337


The caries-preventive effect of phosphate additives in cariogenic diets fed to white rats has been further demonstrated. Diammonium phosphate, β-glycerol phosphate, and sodium phytate again were shown to be caries-inhibiting, as was a 1,6-fructose diphosphate. The caries-inhibiting action of organic phosphates may coincide with a caries-protective factor presumed lost in the refining of sugar and in the processing of certain cereal foods.