Chitosan's amino and hydroxyl groups may react with acid ions, increasing environmental pH level, and thereby interfering with the enamel demineralization process. We analyzed enamel surface damage after chitosan application in an acidic environment and evaluated its mechanism of action. Eleven postextraction teeth were divided into baseline, negative control, acid + chitosan application, and chitosan application groups. The environmental pH level increased and enamel surface damage decreased after chitosan application in an acidic environment compared to the negative control group. Therefore, chitosan interfered with the enamel demineralization process in vitro.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Sep 2018|
|Event||2nd Physics and Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry Symposium, PTMDS 2018 - Depok, West Java, Indonesia|
Duration: 18 Jul 2018 → 18 Jul 2018