Accession Number : AD1012923

Title :   Abrasive Wear of Four Direct Restorative Materials by Standard and Whitening Dentifrices

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States

Personal Author(s) : Gittleman,Gregory M

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2013

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Tooth brushing with dentifrice is the most commonly practiced oral hygiene procedure in developed countries. Abrasives, such as calcium carbonate and hydrated silica, are incorporated into dentifrices to remove food debris and superficial stains. Insufficient abrasiveness promotes the formation of pellicle and increased bacterial adhesion. Whitening toothpastes generally contain harsher abrasives and remove extrinsic stain more effectively than standard toothpastes. However, increased abrasiveness may damage enamel and dentin, as well as restorative materials used for cervical lesions. Moreover, restorative materials may vary in abrasion resistance. New materials must be evaluated to determine their resistance to dentifrice-induced abrasion.

Descriptors :   Preventive dentistry , DENTAL RESEARCH , materials , abrasion resistance , surface roughness

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE