Remineralization Effects of Anticariogenic Products on Demineralized Enamel an In Vitro Study

Jisun Shin, Jongbin Kim, Miran Han, Jongsoo Kim
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dankook University, Cheonan, Chungnam, South Korea

Background: The aim of this study was to compare the remineralization effects of two types of anticariogenic products on artificially demineralized enamel.

Methods: Extracted 60 premolars were decalcificatied in artificial acidic solution at 37℃ for 7 days. Two anticariogenic products, Clinpro™ Tooth Cream (CTC) and Tooth Mousse Plus (TMP), were applied on demineralized surface for 3weeks. The changes of surface micro-hardness of each group were measured with Vickers surface hardness tester.

Results: Micro-hardness of CTC and TMP were increased during 3weeks. CTC was higher than TMP. Micro-hardness of CTC was increased rapidly in 1st week. Then slower than 1st week during 2nd and 3rd weeks. TMP was increased slowly in 1st week then, faster in 2nd week. This has shown that the effect of the CTC and TMP remineralization is valid.

Conclusions: CTC was most effective during the initial week, and it was noted that a TMP could be expected to work if it was applied for at least two weeks.