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Toothbrush resistance and fluoride retention of sound, etched, fluoridated, and remineralized bovine enamel

Authors
  • Valk, J.W.P.
  • Duijsters, P.P.E.
  • Davidson, C.L.
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Orthodontics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1986
Volume
89
Issue
4
Pages
298–301
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0002-9416(86)90051-5
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

The wear resistance of tooth enamel that had undergone eight different treatments regarding the bonding procedure has been investigated. In comparison to sound enamel, the outer 3 microns of the etched-surface enamel show a decreased wear resistance against toothbrushing in vitro. Remineralization, either direct or preceded by acidified phosphated fluoride (APF) application, did not improve the wear resistance. The prophylactic effect of the APF treatment of etched enamel is considerable and is not lost after the soft, outer surface layer has worn off.

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