A comparison of the preventive effects of lanthanides and fluoride on human experimental root surface carious-like lesions.

@article{Zhang1999ACO,
  title={A comparison of the preventive effects of lanthanides and fluoride on human experimental root surface carious-like lesions.},
  author={Wei-na Zhang and Hong-lai Jin and Ai Ru Liu},
  journal={The Chinese journal of dental research : the official journal of the Scientific Section of the Chinese Stomatological Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={38-44}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the mechanisms of lanthanides prevention of human root surface carious-like lesions and to compare the effectiveness of lanthanum (La) with that of cerium (Ce) and fluoride (F). Various treatment procedures were also compared. MATERIALS AND METHODS Acetic buffers containing lanthanum, cerium, and fluoride (500 ppm) were used individually or in combination to treat 48 cementum-dentin samples. The acid-resistant capacity of various treatment procedures was evaluated by… CONTINUE READING