Journal article

Ion release from calcium and fluoride containing dental varnishes

NJ Cochrane, P Shen, Y Yuan, EC Reynolds

AUSTRALIAN DENTAL JOURNAL | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A range of dental varnishes have been commercialized recently that contain calcium and inorganic phosphate in addition to fluoride. The aim of this study was to analyse the fluoride, calcium and inorganic phosphate ion release from: (1) MI Varnish containing casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP); (2) Clinpro White containing functionalized tricalcium phosphate (fTCP); (3) Enamel Pro containing amorphous calcium phosphate; (4) Bifluorid 5 containing calcium fluoride; and (5) Duraphat (no added calcium control). METHODS: The varnishes were applied to a standardized surface area of polyvinyl chloride (n = 7 per group) and immersed in 25 g of distilled deionized..

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