Water content and apparent stiffness of non-caries versus caries-affected human dentin.

@article{Ito2005WaterCA,
  title={Water content and apparent stiffness of non-caries versus caries-affected human dentin.},
  author={Shuichi Ito and Takashi Saito and Franklin Russel Tay and Ricardo Carvalho and Masahiro Yoshiyama and David Henry Pashley},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials},
  year={2005},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={109-16}
}
Caries-affected dentin contains less mineral and more water than surrounding normal dentin. Such dentin should be less stiff and should shrink more than normal dentin when dried. The purpose of this study was to test the relationships between the stiffness, shrinkage, and water content of caries-affected versus normal dentin. Extracted human carious third molars were stained with caries-detector dye and the occlusal surfaces ground down until only caries-affected dentin remained, surrounded by… CONTINUE READING