Physical examination of caffeine's effects on the enamel surface of first molar in new-born rats.

@article{Falster1992PhysicalEO,
  title={Physical examination of caffeine's effects on the enamel surface of first molar in new-born rats.},
  author={Alexander U. Falster and Katsuji Hashimoto and Tetsuo Nakamoto and William B. Simmons},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={1992},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          111-8
        }
}
Samples of the first molars of offspring whose dams were fed a diet supplemented with caffeine were examined by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffractometry and electron microprobe analysis. Scanning microscopy of the enamel surface of the caffeine group revealed a consistently rougher surface than in the non-caffeine controls, both before and after acid exposure. X-ray diffraction analysis of the pulverized whole tooth in the caffeine group showed broader diffraction peaks for the… CONTINUE READING
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