Effect of chitosan application on the decreased enamel demineralization process in vitro (surface damage test)

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052006
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1073
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2018
Event2nd Physics and Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry Symposium, PTMDS 2018 - Depok, West Java, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Jul 201818 Jul 2018

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