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SmithKline Beecham Patents Protective Oral Composition

November 15, 2005

Patent No. US 6,719,963 B2: SmithKline Beecham plc, Brentford, UK, research-ers patented a process to prepare a liquid composition to reduce tooth enamel erosion in acidic beverages such as fruit juice, cider, wine, vinegar, acidic dairy products, acidic mouthwash and medicine. A calcium compound is added to the beverage and the pH is adjusted.
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