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|Title:||In vivo effect of a resin-modified glass ionomer cement on enamel demineralization around orthodontic brackets|
|Author:||Pascotto, R. C.|
Navarro, M. F. D.
Cury, J. A.
|Abstract:||Because the risk of dental caries increases with the use of orthodontic appliances and its control cannot depend only on the patient's self-care, this study evaluated the effect of a glass ionomer cement on reducing enamel demineralization around orthodontic brackets. Fourteen orthodontic patients were randomly divided into 2 groups of 7; they received 23 brackets fitted to their premolars, bonded with either Concise (3M Dental Products, St Paul, Minn), a composite resin (control group), or Fuji Ortho LC (GC America, Chicago, III), a resin-modified glass ionomer cement (experimental group). The volunteers lived in a city that has fluoridated water, but they did not use fluoridated dentifrices during the study. After 30 days, the teeth were extracted and longitudinally sectioned; in the enamel around the brackets, demineralization was assessed by cross-sectional microhardness. The determinations were made at the bracket edge cementing limits, and at occlusal and cervical points 100 and 200 mum away from them. In all of these positions, indentations were made at depths from 10 to 90 mum from enamel surface. Analysis of variance showed statistically significant effects for position, material, depth, and their interactions (P (.)< .05). The Tukey test showed that the glass ionomer cement was statistically more efficient than the control, reducing enamel dernineralization in all analyses (P < .05). The use of glass ionomer cement for bonding can be encouraged because it decreases the development of caries around orthodontic brackets|
|Subject:||Cimentos de ionômeros de vidro|
|Citation:||American Journal Of Orthodontics And Dentofacial Orthopedics. Mosby, Inc, v. 125, n. 1, n. 36, n. 41, 2004.|
|Appears in Collections:||FOP - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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