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Evaluation of The Effects of Different Remineralization agents on Initial Enamel Lesions by Scanning Electron Microscope and Energy-Distributed X-ray Analysis
  • munevver kilic,
  • Taskin Gürbüz
munevver kilic
Ataturk Universitesi
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Taskin Gürbüz
Istanbul Medeniyet University
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Aim: The present study compares the effectiveness of four different remineralization agents on the demineralized enamel of permanent human incisors. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of remineralization agents on the initial enamel lesion. Material- Methods: Crowns affected by demineralization were divided into two equal parts. The right halves of the teeth were subjected to no other processes after demineralization for control purposes and were kept in artificial saliva for the duration of the experiment. The left halves of the crowns were remineralized using a 5% NaF-containing fluoride varnish (GC MI Varnish GC Corp, Tokyo, Japan), a casein phosphopeptide and amorphous calcium toothpaste (GC Tooth Mousse, GC Corp, Tokyo, Japan), fluoride, hydroxyapatite, and xylitol, containing a water-soluble remineralization paste (Remin Pro™, Voco, Germany) and calcium, magnesium and phosphate-containing gel (Medical Remineralizing gel (R.O.C.S. Trading GmbH, Munich, Germany). After a 21-day remineralization process, and SEM/EDX analysis was performed, and a One Way Anova was used for statistical analysis. Results: According to EDX analysis, the R.O.C.S. medical remineralizing gel was found to have a lower Ca/P ratio than the other material groups (p =0.04). Remin Pro™, Voco, and the R.O.C.S. were higher than the control group in evaluating the Ca / P ratio (p=0.014), (p=0.025). Conclusions: The R.O.C.S group, treated with fluoride-free xylitol-containing, a remineralization agent, showed the lowest Ca/P ratio. Compared to demineralized halves of the teeth (control groups), Remin Pro™, Voco, and R.O.C.S. medical remineralizing gel may be considered as affecting on initial enamel lesions. Key Words: Remineralizing Agents, EDX, SEM, Enamel,

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

13 Jan 2021Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
18 Jan 2021Submission Checks Completed
18 Jan 2021Assigned to Editor
01 Feb 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
17 Feb 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
23 Mar 20211st Revision Received
25 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
25 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
10 Apr 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
16 Apr 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
27 Apr 2021Editorial Decision: Accept