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Potential of nano-silver fluoride for tooth enamel caries prevention
Author(s): Amitis V. C. Silva; Cláudia C. B. O. Mota; Joás A. Teixeira; Emery C. Lins; Anderson S. L. Gomes; Aronita Rosenblatt
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Paper Abstract

This ex vivo study evaluated the efficiency of nano-silver fluoride (NSF) to enamel remineralization of deciduous teeth submitted to a high cariogenic challenge. 33 specimens of sound enamel were distributed into three groups: treated with sodium fluoride, with NSF, and deionized water. All specimens were submitted to microhardness test before chemical caries induction; post-induction of caries; and post-cariogenic challenge. The high cariogenic challenge was carried out in 14 daily cycles. There was no significant statistical difference (p=0.958) of enamel microhardness between NSFtreated and NaF-treated specimens. However, it presented significant difference between water-treated specimens and both NSF-treated and NaF-treated specimens (p=0.003).Furthermore, optical coherence tomography was employed for caries diagnosis, as it can be used in clinical environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10507, Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XIII, 105071A (23 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2290673
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Amitis V. C. Silva, Univ. de Pernambuco (Brazil)
Cláudia C. B. O. Mota, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
Ctr. Univ. Tabosa de Almeida (Brazil)
Joás A. Teixeira, Univ. de Pernambuco (Brazil)
Emery C. Lins, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
Anderson S. L. Gomes, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
Aronita Rosenblatt, Univ. de Pernambuco (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10507:
Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XIII
Marek Osiński; Wolfgang J. Parak; Xing-Jie Liang, Editor(s)

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