Caries-­preventive Effect of 1300ppm Fluoride and Carrageenan Containing Toothpaste

Anton Rahardjo, Karina Karina, Adini Fadhilah, Yosi Kusuma Eriwati, Siti Triaminingsih, Diah Ayu Maharani

Abstract


Various studies stated that the increase concentration of fluoride in toothpastes leads to the reduction of calcium loss in enamel. Objective: The purpose of this study was to test the difference between the effect of 1300ppm fluoride with carrageenan toothpaste and 1000ppm fluoride only toothpaste on roughness and hardness of enamel surface. Methods: Enamel specimens were obtained from 30 extracted human premolars. The enamel specimens were randomly assigned to one of the three groups, 1300ppm fluoride with carrageenan toothpaste, 1000ppm fluoride only toothpaste and toothpaste with no fluoride as a negative control. The samples were immersed in 1% citric acid with pH 4 for 150 seconds for demineralization, afterwards exposed to each toothpaste for 6 minutes. Results: The results demonstrated that toothpaste with 1300ppm fluoride with carregeenan has two times greater efficacy in triggering remineralization than toothpaste with 1000ppm fluoride only, with regards to surface roughness and hardness recovery in an in vitro caries model. Conclusion: The results suggested that treatment of enamel with toothpaste containing 1300ppm fluoride with carrageenan has high potential in inducing remineralization on enamel.

DOI: 10.14693/jdi.v20i1.125


Keywords


carrageenan; enamel; fluoride; hardness; roughness; toothpaste

DOI: 10.14693/jdi.v20i1.125

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