Effects of Differing Concentrations of Bilimbi (Averrhoa bilimbi L.) Extract Gel on Enamel Surface Roughness

R. K. Renatami, A. Noerdin, Bambang Irawan, A. Soufyan

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Abstract

Bilimbi (Averrhoa bilimbi L.) is an acidic extract used to bleach teeth. This study assessed the effect of two types of bilimbi extract (Bogor or Aceh) on enamel surface roughness. The bilimbi extracts were applied at concentrations of 70%, 80%, or 90% to bovine enamel specimens for 4 h per day for 14 days. Analysis showed that all groups had significant changes in surface roughness (p < 0.05) after 7 and 14 days of application. The group treated with 90% bilimbi showed the most significant change in surface roughness. The changes in enamel surface roughness were affected by the pH, concentration, and duration of exposure to bilimbi extract gel.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032012
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1073
Issue number3
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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