SORIN ANDRIAN, GIANINA IOVAN, ANGELA CRISTINA GHIORGHE, GALINA PANCU, ANDREI GEORGESCU, DANA NICOLETA ANTONESCU, SIMONA STOLERIU STUDY REGARDING THE EFFECT OF SOME REMINERALIZING PRODUCTS USED IN THE TREATMENT OF EROSION INDUCED BY SPORT DRINKS
The aims of the study were to evaluate and to compare the effects of some commercial sport drinks on enamel and dentine when using remineralizing products before the use of these beverages. Enamel and dentine fragments were immersed five times, 3 min each during 2 h, fourteen days, in three sport drinks: Gatorade beverage (PepsiCo), Isostar (Isostar) and Cyto Max (CytoSport). On other tooth fragments three remineralizing products were applied before the immersion in sport drinks: Colgate Total® toothpaste (Colgate Company), a fluoride gel (Densell Company), and MI Paste Plus product (GC Company). In all the samples the enamel and dentine hardness were determined using a digital device CV 400 DAT (Namicon). Gatorade beverage leaded to the highest demineralization of the enamel and dentine, followed by Isostar and CytoMax. All three remineralizing products used before the acid attack determined increased values of enamel and dentine hardness when compare to the values obtained when only the acidic beverages were applied. The highest enamel and dentine protection were recorded when MI Paste Plus product was applied, followed by fluoride gel and toothpaste products.
Keywords: remineralization, erosion, sport drinks, enamel, dentine