Remineralization Effect of the Nano-HA Toothpaste on Artificial Caries
The aim of this study is to describe the remineralization effect of the nano-HA toothpaste on artificial caries. The artificial dental caries is made using sour solution. The demineralized teeth specimen is put into five kinds of toothpaste solution respectively for 5 days and 10 days, which are: solution of containing needle like nano-HA, solution of containing spherical nano-HA, solution of general HA, fluorine sodium solution and physiological saline. The hardness of specimen is measured and the surface morphology is characterized by SEM. The remineralized test indicates that the nano-HA toothpaste can enhance the hardness of artificial caries and improve the remineralization of artificial caries. The SEM analysis shows that the cavities and defects of enamel surface are decreased and many mineral salts are sedimentated, which indicate that the nano-HA could promote remineralization for the demineralized enamel.
Xingdong Zhang, Xudong Li, Hongsong Fan, Xuanyong Liu
K. L. Lv et al., "Remineralization Effect of the Nano-HA Toothpaste on Artificial Caries", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 330-332, pp. 267-270, 2007