Effect of the carbon dioxide 10,600-nm laser and topical fluoride gel application on enamel microstructure and microhardness after acid challenge: an in vitro study

@article{Belcheva2018EffectOT,
  title={Effect of the carbon dioxide 10,600-nm laser and topical fluoride gel application on enamel microstructure and microhardness after acid challenge: an in vitro study},
  author={A Belcheva and R El Feghali and T Nihtianova and Steven P. A. Parker},
  journal={Lasers in Medical Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={33},
  pages={1009-1017}
}
The aim of this in-vitro study was to evaluate positive effects of the carbon dioxide laser (CO2, 10,600 nm) with acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) gel on enamel acid resistance. Twenty extracted human third molars (40 surfaces) were randomly assigned into four groups: group C, untreated control; group L, CO2 laser alone group; group F, APF 1.23% fluoride… CONTINUE READING