The Effect of Topical Application with an Organic and Inorganic Fluoride Compound on the Inhibition of Dental Plaque in Humans

E. Weiss, I. Gedalia, Y. Zilberman

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Abstract

Accumulation of dental plaque for 3 and 7 days respectively was determined by calculating the difference between the postcollection and precollection weights of enamel slabs attached to orthodontic bands cemented to the upper first molars of 3 subjects. Pretreatment of the enamel slabs with amine-fluoride or -chloride respectively-at an equivalent amine concentration-prevented plaque deposition on the slabs, whereas pretreatment with sodium monofluorophosphate was less effective. The fluoride concentrations of all fluoride-pretreated enamel slabs were similar. No convincing demonstration of significant differences between the treatments could be predicted in view of the discrepancy in results at the 3- and 7-day test periods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1345-1348
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dental Research
Volume56
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1977
Externally publishedYes

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