A Double-Blinded, Randomized Study Evaluating the In Vivo Effects of a Novel Dental Gel on Enamel Surface Microstructure and Microhardness.

@article{Anbarani2017ADR,
  title={A Double-Blinded, Randomized Study Evaluating the In Vivo Effects of a Novel Dental Gel on Enamel Surface Microstructure and Microhardness.},
  author={Afarin Golabgir Anbarani and Jessica Sook Yuin Ho and Thinh Hung Vu and Ali Forghany and Tracie M. Lam and Erisa Khashai and Karan Sahni and Thair Takesh and Petra Wilder-Smith},
  journal={The Journal of clinical dentistry},
  year={2017},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          49-55
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the in vivo effects of a 2.6% edathamil gel (Livionex® Dental Gel) on surface microhardness and microstructure in 180 pre-eroded enamel chips. METHODS This was a double-blind, randomized study. Two enamel chips each were cut from 90 healthy sterilized extracted teeth. One chip from each pair underwent microhardness testing and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to establish baselines. The remaining 90 samples were demineralized, and then… CONTINUE READING