Accession Number:

AD0296557

Title:

IN VITRO PERFORMANCE OF STANNOUS FLUORIDE PROPHYLAXIS PASTE AND TOPICAL SOLUTION-ALONE AND IN COMBINATION

Descriptive Note:

Technical documentary rept.

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX DEPT OF DENTAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A comparison was made of the in vitro effectiveness of three methods of stannous fluoride application in reducing enamel solubility of extracted human molars and bicuspids 1 X-6 prophylaxis paste alone, 2 10 percent aqueous stannous fluoride topical solution alone, 3 combined X-6 prophylaxis paste and 10 percent aqueous stannous fluoride topical solution alone were found not to differ statistically. The results obtained with the X-6 prophylaxis paste alone and the 10 percent aqueous stannous fluoride topical solution alone were found not to differ statistically. The treatment combining X-6 prophylaxis paste and 10 percent aqueous stannous fluoride topical treatment was found to be more effective than the X-6 prophylaxis paste when each was prepared with solutions 1, 2, and 4 weeks of age. Combined application was also more effective than the 10 percent aqueous stannous fluoride topical treatment alone when each was prepared with solutions 1, 2, 8, and 22 weeks of age. Treatment reduced enamel solubility by over 75 percent in all experimental groups and there was no loss of effectiveness when the constituent stannous fluoride solutions were aged over a 22-week period.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE