GALINA PANCU, GIANINA IOVAN, SIMONA STOLERIU, NICOLETA TOFAN, ANTONIA MOLDOVANU, EMILIA DIMBU, GEORGIANA MACOVEI, SORIN ANDRIAN ASSESSMENT OF THE REMINERALISATION PRODUCTS EFFICIENCY IN INCIPIENT CARIES LESIONS ADJACENT TO THE FIXED ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES
The aim of the study is to asses, by using microhardness technique, the remineralization effect of some products used in the treatment of early dental caries adjacent to fixed orthodontic appliances. The study was performed on a group of 32 patients receiving fixed orthodontic therapy. The patients were randomly divided in two groups, accordingly to the administered preventive protocol: in group 1 (control) toothpaste Splat Professional Biocalcium (without fluoride) was applied twice a day; in group 2 (study group) toothpaste and mouthwash Vitis anticaries with natrium monofluorophosphate 1450 ppm F, respectively 226 ppm F, twice a day were used. After 60 days, the extraction of premolars was made and the preparation of the samples was done. The microhardness analysis was performed using the device CV 400 DAT (Namicon). The analysis of the results found lower microhardness for the samples submitted to brushing with fluoridated toothpaste and rinsing with fluoridated mouthwash solution, comparing to control (samples submitted only to brushing with non-fluoridated toothpaste). The conclusions of this study confirm the effectiveness of a proper prophylactic protocol (toothbrushing with fluoridated toothpaste, mouth rinsing with fluoridated mouthwashes) associated to the fixed orthodontics therapy, in the prevention of the early enamel demineralization onset adjacent to brackets.