Journal article

Effect of calcium phosphate addition to fluoride containing dental varnishes on enamel demineralization

P Shen, R Bagheri, GD Walker, Y Yuan, DP Stanton, C Reynolds, EC Reynolds

AUSTRALIAN DENTAL JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of calcium phosphate and fluoride containing varnishes to inhibit enamel demineralization. METHODS: Six varnishes were selected for analysis: (1) Enamel Pro containing amorphous calcium phosphate; (2) Clinpro White containing functionalized tricalcium phosphate (fTCP); (3) MI Varnish containing casein phosphopeptide-stabilized amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP); (4) Duraphat (first no added calcium control); (5) Profluorid (second no added calcium control); and (6) placebo (no added calcium or fluoride control). Human enamel slabs (36) were each cut into half-slabs and covered with one of the six dental varnishes to create a wi..

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