Green Tea Oral Care Ingredient

April 18, 2006 | Contact Author | By: Rachel Chapman
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DSM Nutritional Products recently launched its Teavigo (INCI: epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)) ingredient for oral care products. According to the company, recent research suggests that the catechin fraction of green tea plays an important role in the preservation of healthy teeth and gums and may assist in inhibiting the development of dental cavities and gingivitis. The product is recommended for use in toothpaste, mouth spray, mouth rinse and denture adhesive cream. The product reportedly is easily dissolved in common solvents used in oral care.