Oral Colonisation after the Administration of Drops Containing Lactobacillus reuteri
Alforaidi, Sahal / Bresin, Andrea / Almosa, Naif / Lehrkinder, Anna / Lingstr öm, PeterPage 1017 - 1023Purpose: To investigate the oral colonisation potential after four weeks' administration of Lactobacillus reuteri and to examine the short-term effect of probiotics on salivary Streptococcus mutans and lactobacilli.Materials and Methods: The study group comprised 13 young adults who volunteered after receiving verbal and written information. The short-term prospective clinical trial lasted 9 weeks, consisting of a 4-week intervention period with administration twice daily and a 5-week post-administration follow-up pe...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - November 21, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Mucormycosis in the Jaw: A Report of 2 Cases and Literature Review
We report on two patients with mucormycosis of the jaw. While one case presented as mucormycois involving the maxillary sinus in a patient with uncontrolled DM, the other was a rare case of mandibular mucormycosis in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - November 21, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Long-Term Effect of Daily Chemical Disinfection on Surface Topography and Candida Albicans Biofilm Formation on Denture Base and Reline Acrylic Resins
This study investigated the effect of long-term daily chemical disinfection on the topographic and Candida albicans biofilm formation on a denture base resin and a reline acrylic resin.Material and Methods: Circular samples (14 × 1.2 mm) were fabricated from a denture base (Vipi Wave) and reline acrylic resins (Tokuyama Rebase Fast II). Samples were kept in 50 ml of distilled water (48 h at 37°C). Subsequently, the samples were immersed in five different solutions: 0.5% sodium hypochlorite; 3.8% sodium perborate; 2% chlo rhexidine gluconate; apple vinegar containing 4% maleic acid; and distilled water (control gr...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - November 21, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Oral Hygiene Practices of Hungarian Adult E-Cigarette-Only and Dual Users
Conclusion: In this study, both e-cigarette-only and dual users demonstrated similarly high prevalence of inadequate OHPs. Therefore dentists should educate them about effective OHPs and the role of tobacco and e-cigarette use in the development of oral diseases. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - November 21, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Anti-biofilm Activity of Oral Health-care Products Containing Chlorhexidine Digluconate and Citrox
Conclusion: The present in vitro data support the anti-biofilm activity of the novel CHX, Citrox, poly-L-lysine and xylitol oral health-care formulations. Further studies are warranted to confirm the present findings in various clinical settings. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Association between Early Childhood Caries and Maternal Factors among 18- to 36-month-old Children in a Rural Area of Cambodia
Kubota, Yu / San Pech, Nhep / Durward, Callum / Ogawa, HiroshiPage 973 - 980Purpose: To investigate the associations between early childhood caries (ECC) and maternal factors among 18- to 36-month-old children in one rural province of Cambodia.Materials and Methods: 121 mother-child pairs (male = 67, female = 54; mean age = 25.18 ± 6.24 months) were recruited at several villages in Stueng Trang district, Kampong Cham province. ECC and maternal caries experience were recorded following WHO guidelines. Maternal factors such as literacy and socioeconomic status, as well as child-rearing behaviours, were assessed throug...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Cross-Sectional Analysis of Prevalence and Aetiological Factors of Dental Erosion in Turkish Children Aged 7 –14 Years
This study aimed to estimate the prevalence, distribution, and the associated factors of tooth erosion in Turkish school children.Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional analysis was performed on a representative sample of 473 children (aged 7 –14 years) from 11 public schools in Turkey. Parents were asked to fill out a questionnaire to collect sociodemographic data. A questionnaire was also given to the children, to collect data pertaining to personal demographic details and habits of consuming acidic foods and drinks. The O'Sullivan i ndex was used to assess affected permanent teeth. The data were analysed using a...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Juvenile Spongiotic Gingival Hyperplasia: Clinicopathological Features of Eight Cases and a Literature Review
Conclusion: This case series illustrates the importance of diagnosis and follow-up of patients with JSGH. A conservative approach consisting of basic periodontal support instead of surgical excision may be indicated because of the risk of aesthetic defects at the involved areas. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effect of Reinforced Oral Hygiene on Periodontally Healthy Dental Students: A Four-year Follow-up Clinical Trial
Baudrion, Marie-Caroline / Bories, C éline / Soueidan, Assem / Enkel, Bénédicte / Struillou, Xavier / Badran, ZahiPage 945 - 951Purpose: In periodontally healthy individuals, mean crevicular depth ranges from 1 to 3 mm. This depth threshold has been used as an indicator to differentiate a physiological dentoalveolar sulcus from a periodontal pocket needing further treatment. Because many studies have shown the important contribution of oral hygiene status to periodontal health, the purpose of this study was to explore the clinical effect of reinforced oral hygiene on the periodontal status of periodont...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Granulomatosis with Poliangeitis (Wegener's Granulomatosis): Orofacial Manifestations. Systematic Review and Case Report
Conclusion: GPA is a multisystem disorder associated with considerable morbidity and mortality if not treated. Early diagnosis improves the prognosis. The first manifestation of the disease can be seen in the oral cavity. It is important that dentists recognise the oral manifestation in order to improve the prognosis.Key words: granulomatosis, polyangiiitis, Wegener's granulomatosis (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Dental and Medical Service Utilisation in a German Population – Findings of the LIFE-Adult-Study
This study investigated utilisation behaviour of the dentist compared to general practitioners (GP) and medical specialists in a German cohort under consideration of risk indicators for irregular dental attendance.Methods: Analysis of the results of the population-based LIFE-Adult-Study (Leipzig, Germany) was performed. A total of 2231 participants of the LIFE-Adult-Study were randomly selected to complete the relevant questionnaire, considering medical attendance behaviour. Associations of self-reported medical conditions, including dentaland medical attendance, sociodemographic factors, as well as self-reported general h...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 26, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Association of Streptococcus Mutans, Candida Albicans and Oral Health Practices with Activity Status of Caries Lesions Among 5-Year-Old Children with Early Childhood Caries
Sridhar, Sowmya / Suprabha, Baranya Shrikrishna / Shenoy, Ramya / Suman, Ethel / Rao, ArathiPage 911 - 919Purpose:Candida albicans is frequently detected together with Streptococcus mutans in the plaque or biofilms of children with early childhood caries (ECC). The aim of this study was to examine the association of the microbial counts of C. albicans and S. mutans in the supragingival plaque with the activity status of carious lesions and oral health practices in children with ECC.Materials and Methods: 66 children aged 5 years were examined and their caries status recorded as per the ICDAS-II and the Lesion Activity Asse...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 26, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The Efficacy of Adjunctive Aids in Periodontal Maintenance Therapy: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusions: Despite high heterogeneity of the investigated data, based on the findings of a current systematic review, adjunctive aids (in particular, photodynamic therapy and tetracycline fibers) combined with SRP provide statistically significant clinical benefits compared to SRP alone. Due to the large number of included studies with high risk of bias, future studies should be based on adequate methodological procedures to improve the overall quality of reporting and to reduce the risk of bias. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 14, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Sodium Hypochlorite as an Adjunct to Nonsurgical Treatment of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: The available data have failed to show any additional clinical benefit following the use of sodium hypochlorite in conjunction with nonsurgical periodontal therapy. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 14, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Knowledge of Postgraduate Dental Students on Evidence-based Dentistry and Research Methodology. An International Survey
Conclusions: Postgraduate students in orthodontics and other dental specialties possessed moderate knowledge on evidence-based methodology and clinical trials. Efforts should be made to integrate such subjects in university postgraduate curricula, so that future dental specialists can critically appraise such research papers. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 14, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Comparison of Subgingival Irrigation Effect of Boric Acid 0.5% and Povidone-Iodine 0.1% on Chronic Periodontitis  Treatment
Pham, Thuy Anh Vu / Phan , Nhat DinhPage 865 - 872Purpose: To comparatively evaluate the effect of a 5% boric acid (BA) irrigant on periodontal condition, bacterial level and oral neutrophil numbers with a 1% povidone iodine (PVP-I) irrigant as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) in chronic periodontitis (CP) treatment.Materials and Methods: A single-masked, randomised clinical trial with 36 CP patients was conducted at the Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Subjects were randomly divided into two treatment groups: 1) SRP plus PVP-I 0.1% irrigant and 2...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Impact of Periodonto-pathogenic Microbiota and Sociodemographic Variables on Periodontal Status during Pregnancy and Postpartum Period
This study examines the difference in the oral microbiome during pregnancy and the postpartum period of a Chinese population, with the focus on P. gingivalis, P. intermedia and P. nigrescens and their shift during pregnancy, in order to understand the host-microbe relationship in maintaining homeostasis during pregnancy.Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in a total of 117 women who underwent prenatal or regular examinations at four public hospitals, including 84 pregnant and 33 postpartum women. Women in the postpartum group were examined within 0.5-1 year after delivery, while the pregnant g...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Manual Toothbrushing Techniques on Plaque and Gingivitis: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: There is still insufficient evidence for suggesting that one toothbrushing method is more effective than another in plaque removal and reduction of gingivitis. Excessive variability in many aspects of the design and methodology of the selected studies hinder conclusions on an ideal manual toothbrushing technique. Experimental randomised controlled trials that follow the CONSORT guidelines are required to provide adequate-quality evidence and make any definitive conclusions on the relative effectiveness of manual toothbrushing techniques. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - October 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Prenatal or Childhood Serum Levels of Vitamin D and Dental Caries in Paediatric Patients: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: Evidence of an association exists between low 25(OH) D levels ( (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 5, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Early Childhood Caries in Polish Three-Year-Old Children
Conclusion: The most prominent risk factors for ECC were living in a rural area, consumption of sweetened foods within the first 2 years of age and nocturnal drinking of sweet beverages by the over 12-month-old child. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The Effects of Gardenia Jasminoides on Periodontitis in Ligature-Induced Rat Model
Conclusion: In summary, GJ ameliorated periodontitis-induced alveolar bone loss via inhibiting transcription factors including nuclear factor- κB, c-fos and extracellular signal-regulated kinase signalling. Therefore, GJ might be a therapeutic option for treating periodontitis. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Repair Bond Strength and Leakage of Non-Aged and Aged Bulk-fill Composite
Conclusion: For composite repair, the use of silane is recommended, mainly when diamond burs are used as a mechanical surface treatment. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effect of Selenium on Incidence and Severity of Mucositis during Radiotherapy in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
Conclusion: Selenium supplementation does not appear to affect the selenium level as well as the severity and duration of OM. It is supposed that higher doses may be effective in the prevention of RT-mucositis. This trial was registered in the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials accessible at www.irct.ir (ID No. IRCT2014072718612N1) (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Self-Perceived Oral Symptoms Associated with Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Conclusions: A correlative relationship has been observed between the use of NRT products and patients' reported oral symptoms. This study showed a statistically significantly higher incidence of oral symptoms in current and former NRT users. The reported oral side effects and compounding risk profiles show an imperative need for further research into nicotine replacement therapy products' impact on oral health status and treatment outcomes in dental patients using NRT. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Enamel Defects in Deciduous Dentition and Their Association with the Occurrence of Adverse Effects from Pregnancy to Early Childhood
Neto, M ário Batista Ciríaco / Silva-Souza, Kassia Paloma da / Maranhão, Valéria Fernandes / Botelho, Kátia Virginia Guerra / Heimer, Mônica Vilela / Dos Santos-Junior, Valdeci EliasPage 741 - 746Purpose: To verify the prevalence of developmental defects of enamel (DDE) in deciduous teeth and analyse the association with adverse events that occurred during pregnancy and early childhood.Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional study, 152 children with an average age of 3.57 ± 1.25 years were examined according to the criteria established by the DDE index. A previously valid...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Oral Factors Associated with Swallowing Function in Independent Elders
Conclusion: These results suggest that oral factors such as having few teeth without dentures, dry mouth, and poor oral hygiene are related to swallowing function in elders. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Selective Influence of Smoking on Periodontal Treatment Outcomes after 3 Years of Follow-up
Conclusion: Smoking negatively impacted periodontal treatment outcomes at specific tooth sites (deep pockets, maxillary molars) and periodontitis progression, independent of other risk factors. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy Reduces Salivary and Gingival Crevicular Fluid YKL-40 and IL-6 Levels in Chronic Periodontitis
Keles Yucel, Zeynep Pinar / Keles, Gonca Cayir / Avci, Bahattin / Cetinkaya, Burcu OzkanPage 815 - 822Purpose: A novel acute-phase protein, YKL-40, is known as an inflammation-associated glycoprotein. YKL-40 is shown to be linked to inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and tissue remodeling secreted by various cells and is also considered to be stimulated by cytokines such as interleukin-6 (IL-6). The present study aimed to investigate YKL-40 and IL-6 levels in saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of patients with chronic periodontitis (CP) after non-surgical periodontal therapy for the first time.Materials and Meth...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

RDA and REA Values of Commercially Available Toothpastes Utilising Diamond Powder and Traditional Abrasives
Conclusion: Diamond powder as an abrasive might have a mild action on dentin, but it is highly abrasive on enamel. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Prevalence of Enamel Defects in Premolars Whose Predecessors Were Treated with Extractions or Antibiotic Paste
Sousa, Helo ísa Clara Santos / Lima, Marina de Deus Moura de / Lima, Cacilda Castelo Branco / Moura, Marcoeli Silva de / Bandeira, Ana Victória Lopes / Deus Moura, Lúcia de Fátima Almeida dePage 793 - 798Purpose: To determine the prevalence of developmental defects of the enamel (DDE) in premolars whose infected predecessors were submitted to pulp therapy with antibiotic paste or extractions due to pulp necrosis.Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study with a consecutive sample consisting of children and adolescents who presented with fully erupted premolars, was evaluated. Data were colle...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Mandibular Radiomorphometric Indices and Tooth Loss as Predictors for the Risk of Osteoporosis using Panoramic Radiographs
Conclusion: Age and tooth loss were related to MCW and MIC in the population investigated. An age of ≥60 as well as more than 3.5 teeth lost seem to be indicators for a risk of osteoporosis in Chinese females based on panoramic views using artificial-intelligence-based software. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Efficacy of Polyacrylic Acid as a Conditioning Agent on the Bond Strength of Self-adhesive Resin Cements to Dental Enamel
Conclusion: Acid pre-conditioning of dental enamel may influence the bond strength of self-adhesive resin cement to enamel, and 20% polyacrylic acid showed efficacy similar to that of 37% phosphoric acid. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Oral Health Status and Risk Factors for Caries in Permanent Teeth among 12-year-old Students in Guangdong, Southern China: A Population-based Epidemiological Survey
Conclusion: Oral health in 12-year-olds in Guangdong Province remains to be improved. Rural residence, female sex, the presence of calculus, and frequent consumption of sugary snacks could increase the risk of caries. The paternal educational level was negatively associated with the risk of caries, whereas we found no association between the maternal educational level and the risk of caries in this population. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Clinical Quantitative Evaluation of Tooth Wear: A 4-year Longitudinal Study
This study investigated the progression of incisal tooth wear clinically for 4-years, using various diagnostic methods. Effectiveness of occlusal splints (night guards) for patients with nocturnal bruxism was also evaluated.Materials and Methods: Forty maxillary incisors from 10 patients with nocturnal bruxism were selected. Group 1 (n=5) wore occlusal splints for 6 months, whereas group 2 (n=5) didn't. Ultrasound, cast-model analysis (control), digital radiography, FluoreCam and colorimeter were used for measurements. Clinical progression of incisal wear monitored at baseline, 3, 6, 12, 24 and 48 months, respectively.Resu...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Dentin Abrasivity and Cleaning Efficacy of Novel/Alternative Toothpastes
Conclusion: The addition of diamond powder or active carbon to toothpastes could offer high cleaning efficacy with low dentin abrasivity. The addition of sea salt to traditional abrasives might cause high abrasive dentin wear without adding further cleaning benefit. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Prevalence of Dental Trauma in 1485 Brazilian Adolescents Aged Between 15 and 19 Years Old and Associated Factors
Conclusion: The prevalence of dental trauma in adolescents was high, with no association with drugs use. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effect of Duodenogastric Reflux on Dental Enamel
Faraoni, Juliana Jendiroba / de Andrade, Julia Barone / de Matos, La ís Lopes Machado / Palma-Dibb, Regina GuenkaPage 701 - 706Purpose: To evaluate the effects of stomach and duodenal fluid on enamel surfaces, simulating the action of refluxed liquid in patients with duodenogastric reflux.Methods and Materials: Forty bovine incisors were used to obtain enamel fragments. Only half of the enamel surface was exposed to erosive challenges; the samples were then randomly divided into the following four groups (n = 10): G1: HCl; G2: HCl + pepsin; G3: HCl + ox bile + NaHCO3; and G4: HCl + pancreatin + NaHCO3. The specimens...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

A Longitudinal Study of DMFT Counts in a Population of Ljubljana Over a Thirty Year Period
Conclusion: Dental health in Slovenia has improved in 30 years. Average DMFT counts in subjects of the same age (45-, 55- and 65-years) have decreased. Ljubljana citizens have less decayed, less missing and more filled teeth than 30 years ago. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Treatment Strategies for Patients with Regional Odontodysplasia: A Presentation of Seven New Cases and a Review of the Literature
Conclusion: Treatment of RO should take place in interdisciplinary, specialised teams, and individual treatment plans should be designed. Fewer but more extensive treatment sessions under general anesthaesia may minimise the burden of care for the patients. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Comparison of an Herbal- and a 0.12% Chlorhexidine-based Oral Rinse as Adjuncts to Nonsurgical Mechanical Debridement in the Management of Peri-implant Mucositis: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Alzoman, Hamad / Alojaym, Tariq Ghazi / Chalikkandy, Sandeepa Nuchilakath / Mehmood, Abid / Rashed, Fayza / Divakar, Darshan DevangPage 645 - 652Purpose: In the present randomised controlled trial (RCT), the authors hypothesise that herbal-based oral rinses are as effective as 0.12% chlorhexidine when used as adjuncts to non-surgical mechanical debridement (MD) in the management of peri-implant mucositis. The aim of the present RCT was to compare the efficacy of an herbal oral rinse with a 0.12% chlorhexidine-based oral rinse when used as adjuncts to non-surgical MD in the treatment of peri-implant mucositis.Materials and ...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - September 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Long-term Effectiveness of Maxillary and Mandibular Bonded Orthodontic Retainers
Conclusions: In the mandible, SS6 retainers were slightly more effective in maintaining alignment compared to the TMA retainers. In the maxilla, the SS4 retainers without canine extensions were effective in maintaining alignment. All retainers were effective in maintaining the intercanine width. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - July 23, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

In Vitro Antibacterial Effectiveness of a Naturopathic Oral Care Product on Oral Pathogens
Conclusion: In addition to other individual effects of the ingredients, the results of this study show that an antibacterial effect of the naturopathic oral care product on the tested oral bacterial species was achieved in vitro. In vivo, the combination of this antibacterial effect with other properties of the various ingredients may be interesting for a holistic approach in preventive dentistry. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - July 23, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Efficacy of a Stannous- containing Dentifrice for Protecting Against Combined Erosive and Abrasive Tooth Wear In Situ
Conclusions: The Sn-containing dentifrice demonstrated significantly better protection than did NaF under erosive and erosive/tooth wear conditions. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - July 16, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The Effects of Different Anticavity Agents and Er:YAG Laser Usage on Enamel Surface Microhardness
In this study 150 extracted third molars were used. Measurements were made using DIAGNOdent, and samples with scores of 0 –13 were included in the study. These were divided into 15 groups (n = 20). Use of the agents sodium fluoride (NaF), tricalcium phosphate (Ca3PO4), titanium tetrafluoride (TiF4), Tooth Mousse (CPP-ACP), MI Paste Plus (CPP-ACP), and NovaMin (bioactive glass), individually and then in combination wi th Er:YAG laser, was assessed based on their effects on microhardness values. After treatment, the groups were exposed to a demineralisation solution. Statistical analyses were conducted using SPSS 20.0 ...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - June 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Caries-Preventive Effect of a Public Health Programme for Pit and Fissure Sealant
Conclusions: The pit and fissure sealant dental public health programme implemented in Beijing was effective in preventing dental caries in the first permanent molars. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - June 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Dental Caries Investigation in Children Controlled for an Educative and Preventive Oral Health Programme
Conclusions: High SM levels in saliva, deficient oral hygiene and high frequency of sucrose ingestion had association with dental caries in children. Cultural, socioeconomic and behaviour factors indirectly influenced the onset of dental caries. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - June 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Impact of Dental Caries on the Quality of Life of Preschool Children and Families in Amman, Jordan
Raja b, Lamis Darwish / Abdullah, Rawan BorhanPage 571 - 582Purpose: Early childhood caries (ECC) may have a harmful impact on quality of life (QoL) of young children and parents. No oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) studies had been carried out among preschool children in Jordan. The aims of the study were to assess the prevalence of ECC among preschool children and to evaluate its impact on the QoL of children and families.Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among preschool children aged 4 and 5 years. A two-stage random sampling design was implemented. Parents answered the Early C...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - June 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Probiotic Potential of Lactobacilli Isolated from Saliva of Periodontally Healthy Individuals
Conclusion: These bacteria are antagonistic against potential periodontal pathogens and are good candidates for clinical application as probiotics. (Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry)
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - June 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Comparative Effect of Rotary Microbrush Combined with Different Chemical Irrigants on Root Dentin Microhardness, Roughness and Bond Strength to an Epoxy-based Sealer
This study evaluated the effect of 17% EDTA, 10% citric acid (CA), and 2% chlorhexidine (CHX) activated with a rotary microbrush (CanalBrush) on root dentin microhardness, roughness, and epoxy-based sealer bond strength.Materials and Methods: One hundred sixty single-rooted bovine incisors were instrumented and divided into 8 groups according to treatment: 1. 17% EDTA; 2. 17% EDTA+2% CHX; 3. 10% CA; 4. 10% CA+2% CHX; 5. 17% EDTA with CanalBrush; 6. 17% EDTA+2% CHX with CanalBrush; 7. 10% CA with CanalBrush; and 8. 10% CA+2% CHX with CanalBrush. Ten roots in each group were split into halves and submitted to microhardness a...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - June 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Home Bleaching Treatment after Resin Infiltrant Application
Rocha, Rafael Santos / Souza, Maur ício Yugo de / Meirelles, Laura Célia Fernandes / Scarense, Carolina Gigli Torres / Diniz, Michele Baffi / Caneppele, Taciana Marco Ferraz / Bresciani, EduardoPage 549 - 554Purpose: Resin infiltration may be a barrier for bleaching gels. The aim of this study was to compare dental bleaching effectiveness using low-concentration gels on heavily or mildly stained teeth that were or were not treated with resin infiltration agents.Materials and Methods: Forty bovine enamel surfaces were submitted to demineralisation, after which two staining protocols were performed. Twenty spec...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - June 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research