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Ramaiah VV, Al-Rethaia A. A Comparative Evaluation of Fluoride Release in Saliva from Fluoridated Pit-and-fissure Sealants, and Glass Ionomer Cements. World J Dent 2021; 12 (5):413-416.
Aim and objective: The present study was conducted to compare the amount of fluoride released in the saliva after placement of fluoride-releasing pit-and-fissure sealants and glass ionomer fissure sealants at different time intervals.
Materials and methods: The study includes 160 children divided into four groups. Two pit-and-fissure sealants and two glass ionomer cements are tested for fluoride release. Salivary fluoride levels were estimated at baseline and at intervals of 24 hours, 7 days, and 30 days.
Results: The mean baseline salivary fluoride levels were 0.2535, 0.2533, 0.2845, and 0.2635 for group I to group IV, respectively, with no significant differences between the groups. However, an initial salivary fluoride burst effect and peak salivary and plaque fluoride levels at 24 hours were observed in all the groups, i.e., 0.383, 0.34, 0.530, and 0.46 for group I to group IV, respectively.
Conclusion: Fluoride-releasing fissure sealants may act as a source of fluoride in saliva facilitating the prevention of pit-and-fissure caries.
Clinical significance: Fluoride-releasing fissure sealants may act as a source of fluoride in saliva, which can be useful in the prevention of dental caries.
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