Effect of zeta potential and surface energy on bacterial adhesion to uncoated and saliva-coated human enamel and dentin.

@article{Weerkamp1988EffectOZ,
  title={Effect of zeta potential and surface energy on bacterial adhesion to uncoated and saliva-coated human enamel and dentin.},
  author={Anton H. Weerkamp and H M Uyen and Henk J. Busscher},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={1988},
  volume={67 12},
  pages={1483-7}
}
Physicochemical surface characteristics of early plaque-forming bacteria and of human tooth surfaces were measured to establish their role in bacterial adhesion to intact dental tissue slabs. In addition, the influence of an experimental salivary pellicle was evaluated. Strains of S. mutans, S. sanguis, S. salivarius, A. viscosus, and A. odontolyticus showed relatively high surface free energies (range, 99-128 mJ.m-2) and carried a negative surface charge, at both physiological (mu = 0.057) and… CONTINUE READING