In vitro cariostatic effect of whitening toothpastes in human dental enamel-microhardness evaluation.


OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate, in vitro, the cariostatic effect of whitening toothpastes. METHODS AND MATERIALS Ninety-five dental fragments were obtained from nonerupted third molars. The fragments were embedded in polystyrene resin and sequentially polished with abrasive papers (400-, 600-, and 1,000-grit) and diamond pastes of 6, 3… (More)


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