Toothpaste Composition Effect on Enamel Chromatic and Morphological Characteristics: In Vitro Analysis
AbstractThe aim of this in vitro study was to assess the effect of toothpastes, with different compositions, on optical and morphological features of sound and demineralized enamel. We selected twenty-five teeth, recently extracted for orthodontic purposes, for this in vitro study. The teeth were caries free, without stains, fissures, filling or hypoplasia observed at inspection under standard conditions. Teeth were brushed (for 2–3 min, twice a day, for 21 days), with five different toothpastes (four commercially available and an experimental one) containing fluoride and hydroxyapatite. After that, teeth were demineralized with 37% orthophosforic acid (Ultra Etch®, Ultradent Products Inc., South Jordan, UT, USA) for 60 s. We repeated the brushing protocol for another 21 days on demineralized enamel. Enamel vestibular surfaces were examined using a spectrophotometer (Vita EasyShade -Vita Zahnfabrik, Bad Sackingen, Germany) and a Scanning Electron Microscope (Inspect S®, FEI Company, Hillsboro, OR, USA). Differences were statistically significant for colour parameters L* and ΔE*. SEM evaluation reveals demineralized enamel mineral gain after brushing with selected toothpastes. Toothpastes with specific ingredients can represent a balance between aesthetic and mineralization, and an oral hygiene correct algorithm is able to preserve enamel characteristics during ortodontic treatement with fixed appliances. View Full-Text
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Muntean, A.; Sava, S.; Delean, A.G.; Mihailescu, A.M.; Dumitrescu, L.S.; Moldovan, M.; Festila, D.G. Toothpaste Composition Effect on Enamel Chromatic and Morphological Characteristics: In Vitro Analysis. Materials 2019, 12, 2610.
Muntean A, Sava S, Delean AG, Mihailescu AM, Dumitrescu LS, Moldovan M, Festila DG. Toothpaste Composition Effect on Enamel Chromatic and Morphological Characteristics: In Vitro Analysis. Materials. 2019; 12(16):2610.Chicago/Turabian Style
Muntean, Alexandrina; Sava, Sorina; Delean, Ada G.; Mihailescu, Ana M.; Dumitrescu, Laura S.; Moldovan, Marioara; Festila, Dana G. 2019. "Toothpaste Composition Effect on Enamel Chromatic and Morphological Characteristics: In Vitro Analysis." Materials 12, no. 16: 2610.
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