The experimental orthodontic adhesive containing 20% TAT and 5% PIG-Nb was effective in preventing demineralization
around metallic brackets bonded to enamel surface (p < 0.05) after 7 and 14 days (Figure 5a and 5b; Table 2) compared to TXT and 0% TAT groups.
According to the most researchers, toothpastes involving similar dose fluoride (500-1000 ppm) provide approximately same effect on demineralization
; but 500 ppm and below fluoride concentrations are accepted as minimum dose and have minimal effect on demineralization
Loss of calcium and phosphate ions are mainly involved in the process of demineralization
and their loss can be restored by using non-invasive calcium phosphate delivery system.
An important highlight is the fact that there is no better treatment against demineralization
than the own prevention.
It is interesting to note, reviewing published studies, that different species of shrimp among the aforementioned saltwater species (Parapenaeus longirostris, Metapeneaus monoceros, Penaeus vannamei) exhibit different contents of ash (18 to 46%), proteins (25 to 41%) and chitin (25 to 27%), which along with the acidification and protease production ability the bacteria used can lead to different results in terms of demineralization
, deproteination and final yield.
Moreover, a clear spherical enamel crystal structure can be identified, indicating the demineralization
effects on the tooth enamel surface from the cold-light bleaching treatment.
solution in the form of acetic acid (CH3COOH) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) is made with the concentration of one molar each.
occurs, with erosion of tooth surfaces and caries being evident.
Do you recommend the use of fluoride rinses when the demineralization
is seen developing?
Besides providing optimum oral hygiene, the risk of enamel demineralization
can be prevented or reduced with various conventional methods including the application of remineralizing agents and different forms of fluoride treatments as well as contemporary treatments like laser irradiation.
At the HFA concentration as low as 5 and 10%, demineralization
of Al- and Fe-containing inorganic minerals takes place.
A modified pH cycling model to evaluate fluoride effect on enamel demineralization
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