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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Effect of Application of Remineralizing Agents on the Microhardness of Microabraded Teeth

S Srilatha, Zeeshan Hasanali Ladhani, Sayli Dargad, Vighnesh Dixit

Citation Information : Srilatha S, Ladhani ZH, Dargad S, Dixit V. Effect of Application of Remineralizing Agents on the Microhardness of Microabraded Teeth. World J Dent 2015; 6 (3):174-177.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1337

Published Online: 01-09-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

To evaluate microhardness of enamel surface after microabrasion of enamel using casein phosphopeptideamorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate with fluoride (CPP-ACPF).

Materials and methods

Ten freshly extracted anterior teeth were selected. Teeth were treated with abrasive slurry. This prepared slurry was applied to the labial aspects of teeth, using a rotating rubber cup, for 50 seconds. Each tooth was divided into four parts and treated accordingly with the topical application of the demineralizing agent stored in artificial saliva.

The teeth were divided into four groups, as follows:

– Group A: Control group

– Group B: Microabrasion done but not treated

– Group C: Microabrasion done and CPP-ACP paste applied

– Group D: Microabrasion done and CPP-ACPF (i.e. with fluoride) applied.

The microhardness was evaluated using the Vicker's microhardness test.

Results

Microhardness values were highest for the control group followed by group D, group C and finally group B. Microabraded group of teeth with no topical application showed least microhardness values of all.

Conclusion

The CPP-ACPF increased the microabrasion significantly as compared to CPP-ACP and microabrasion group.

How to cite this article

Ladhani ZH, Dargad S, Dixit V, Srilatha S, Hegde V. Effect of Application of Remineralizing Agents on the Microhardness of Microabraded Teeth. World J Dent 2015;6(3):174-177.


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