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Relationship between Fluor Concentration and Structure Pattern of Enamel Prism in Enamel Surface after Coffee and Black Tea Exposure

Abdillah Imron Nasution, Basri A Gani, Rini Maulida Pospos

Citation Information : Nasution AI, Gani BA, Pospos RM. Relationship between Fluor Concentration and Structure Pattern of Enamel Prism in Enamel Surface after Coffee and Black Tea Exposure. World J Dent 2012; 3 (4):284-289.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1174

Published Online: 01-03-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Materials and methods

Eight maxillary premolars were divided into control and treatment group. Positive control group exposure to NaCl 0.9%, negative control group exposure to sulfuric acid 50%, treatment groups are exposure to coffee and tea drinking water. This study conducted by scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDX). Data analysis is descriptive qualitative.


Fluor in tea increases the density of the enamel prism structure pattern. Surface enamel that exposed to tea has described better arrangement of enamel prism pattern than enamel surface that exposed to coffee.


Fluor concentration in drinking water has relationship with structure patterns of enamel prism. The structure patterns of enamel prism that exposed to tea have better arrangement than enamel that exposed to coffee.

How to cite this article

Nasution AI, Gani BA, Pospos RM. Relationship between Fluor Concentration and Structure Pattern of Enamel Prism in Enamel Surface after Coffee and Black Tea Exposure. World J Dent 2012;3(4):284-289.

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