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Vol. 37, No. 3, 2003
Issue release date: May–June 2003
Section title: Original Paper
Caries Res 2003;37:166–171
(DOI:10.1159/000070439)

Effect of Fluoridated Milk on Progression of Root Surface Lesions in vitro under pH Cycling Conditions

Ivancakova R. · Hogan M.M. · Harless J.D. · Wefel J.S.
aDepartment of Dentistry, University Hospital and Medical Faculty of Charles University, HradecKralove, Czech Republic; bDows Institute for Dental Research, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, IowaCity,Iowa, USA

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 7/12/2002
Accepted: 1/2/2003
Published online: 5/9/2003

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0008-6568 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-976X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/CRE

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the effect of milk with 0, 2.5 or 5 ppm F on progression and remineralization of caries-like root surface lesions using a pH cycling model. The root surface lesions were created utilizing a partially saturated lactic acid buffer at pH 4.6. Longitudinal sections were cut through the lesion and analyzed using polarized light microscopy (PLM) and microradiography (MRG). The sections were then coated with an acid resistant varnish, except the outer natural surface that would be exposed to water, milk or fluoridated milk and cycled in a de- and remineralizing system for 2 weeks. The lesions were characterized again by PLM and MRG after treatment. A significant reduction in lesion progression was found by PLM and MRG after treatment with either non-fluoridated or fluoridated milk when compared to the control group. Using quantitative MRG, mineral change and distribution in the lesions were recorded. A possible protective effect of fluoridated milk on root surface caries was supported by a reduction in the progression of the lesions and an increase in the mineral within the lesion.


  

Author Contacts

James S. Wefel, PhD
Dows Institute for Dental Research
College of Dentistry, University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1010 (USA)
Tel. +1 319 335 7376, Fax +1 319 335 8895, E-Mail james-wefel@uiowa.edu

  

Article Information

Received: July 12, 2002
Accepted after revision: January 2, 2003
Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 2, Number of References : 22

  

Publication Details

Caries Research (Journal of the European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA))
Journal founded 1967 by Y. Ericsson; edited 1970–1987 by K.G. König; 1987–1994 by J.M. ten Cate; 1994–2000 by J. Tenovuo

Vol. 37, No. 3, Year 2003 (Cover Date: May-June 2003)

Journal Editor: R.P. Shellis, Bristol
ISSN: 0008–6568 (print), 1421–976X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/journals/cre


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 7/12/2002
Accepted: 1/2/2003
Published online: 5/9/2003

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0008-6568 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-976X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/CRE


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