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Combination of high-fluoride toothpaste and no post-brushing water rinsing on enamel demineralization using an in-situ caries model with orthodontic bands

Anas Al-Mulla, Lena Karlsson, Saad Kharsa, Heidrun Kjellberg, Dowen Birkhed
Acta Odontologica Scandinavica 2010, 68 (6): 323-8
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OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects on enamel demineralization and fluoride (F) retention of two different brushing–rinsing regimens.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: An in-situ caries model with orthodontic bands was used for 8–9 weeks. A total of 20 orthodontic patients participated. They were randomized into two groups: (1) a test group using 5000 ppm F (n = 10) with no post-brushing water rinsing; and (2) a control group using 1450 ppm F (n = 10) with three sessions of post-brushing water rinsing. Orthodontic stainless-steel bands were applied to the two upper first premolars, leaving 2–3 mm of space away from the exposed buccal surface in order to accumulate plaque and provoke initial caries development. The teeth were extracted after 8 and 9 weeks, then analysed using quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF). Additionally, oral F retention was compared for the two groups.

RESULTS: In comparison to the control group, the test regimen resulted in a non-significant smaller QLF lesion area and a significantly lower average QLF loss of fluorescence (P < 0.05). The highest F retention concentration under the band was found in the test group (P < 0.001).

CONCLUSIONS: The combination of using a 5000 ppm F toothpaste and no post-brushing water rinsing had a greater anti-caries potential and resulted in elevated oral F retention compared to a 1450 ppm F toothpaste with three sessions of post-brushing water rinsing.

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