Effects of nano calcium carbonate and siwak toothpaste on demineralized enamel surface roughness

M. Detara, S. Triaminingsih, B. Irawan

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of nano calcium carbonate and Siwak toothpaste on demineralized enamel surface roughness. Human tooth specimens immersed in 0.3% citric acid at pH 3.25 were brushed with nano calcium carbonate and Siwak toothpaste for 2, 4, and 6 weeks. Enamel surface roughness was tested using a Surface Roughness Tester with supporting scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy assessments. It was found the application of nano calcium carbonate and Siwak toothpaste for 2, 4, and 6 weeks decreased the surface roughness of the demineralized enamel (p < 0.05). Brushing teeth with nano calcium carbonate and Siwak toothpaste should decrease the surface roughness of demineralized enamel.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032011
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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