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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: In situ mineral loss inhibition by CO2 laser and fluoride
Author: Rodrigues, LKA
dos Santos, MN
Featherstone, JDB
Abstract: Laser and fluoride treatments have been shown to inhibit enamel demineralization in the laboratory. However, the intra-oral effects of this association have not been tested. This study assessed in situ the effect of a Transversely Excited Atmospheric-pressure CO2 laser (lambda = 9.6 mu m) and the use of fluoridated dentifrice on enamel demineralization. During two 14-day phases, 17 volunteers wore palatal appliances containing human enamel slabs assigned to treatment groups, as follows: (1) non-fluoride dentifrice, (2) CO2 laser irradiation plus non-fluoride dentifrice, (3) fluoride dentifrice, and (4) CO2 laser irradiation plus fluoride dentifrice. A 20% sucrose solution was dripped onto the slabs 8 times per day. The specimens treated with laser and/or fluoridated dentifrice presented a significantly lower mineral loss when compared with those from the non-fluoride dentifrice group. The results suggested that CO2 laser treatment of enamel inhibits demineralization in the human mouth, being more effective when associated with fluoride.
Subject: CO2 laser
fluoride
dental enamel
demineralization
dental caries
Country: EUA
Editor: Int Amer Assoc Dental Researchi A D R/a A D R
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2006
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