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Fluoride concentration in saliva after use of oral hygiene products

Campus, Guglielmo Giuseppe and Lallai, Maria Rosaria and Carboni, Roberto (2003) Fluoride concentration in saliva after use of oral hygiene products. Caries Research, Vol. 37 (1), p. 66-70. eISSN 1421-976X. Article.

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DOI: 10.1159/000068220


The purpose of this in vivo, single-blind, randomized study was to compare fluoride concentrations in saliva of patients treated with oral hygiene products containing different fluoride salts. The study involved 104 students attending the University of Sassari. Participants were subdivided: group A used a sodium monofluorophosphate (NaMFP) toothpaste; groups B and C used an amine fluoride (AmF) toothpaste; group D used a toothpaste and a mouthwash both based on AmF, and group E used a toothpaste and a varnish both on an NaMFP base. Samples of unstimulated saliva were collected at baseline (t0), at the end of the 20 days' treatment phase (t1) and after 24 h, during which the volunteers refrained from any oral hygiene measure (t2). Saliva fluoride concentrations were measured using an ion-specific electrode. All measurements were made in triplicate and analysed statistically using ANOVA. In saliva, the mean fluoride concentration increased significantly in each treatment group. In conclusion, the fluoride concentration in saliva can be maintained to an optimal therapeutic level with the regular use of fluoridated products.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:1184
Uncontrolled Keywords:Amine fluoride, fluoride, fluoride dentifrices, monofluorophosphate, single-blind method
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/28 Malattie odontostomatologiche
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Clinica odontoiatrica
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:04

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