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Vol. 44, No. 1, 2010
Issue release date: March 2010
Caries Res 2010;44:20–23

Dental Erosion Protection by Fermented Shrimp Paste in Acidic Food

Chuenarrom C. · Benjakul P.
Faculty of Dentistry, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand

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The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which fermented shrimp paste (which has a high calcium concentration) reduces dental erosion in vitro. In experiment 1, enamel specimens were exposed to various concentrations of shrimp paste in tamarind juice for 15 min, once a day, for a total of 29 days. In experiment 2, pre-softened enamel specimens were exposed to different concentrations of shrimp paste in water, using an exposure method similar to experiment 1. Profilometry and a microhardness test were used to assess changes in enamel loss and softening. The results showed that shrimp paste can reduce the erosive potential of tamarind juice and re-harden softened enamel.

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