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Dentin abrasivity of various desensitizing toothpastes

Overview of attention for article published in Head & Face Medicine, April 2016
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Title
Dentin abrasivity of various desensitizing toothpastes
Published in
Head & Face Medicine, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13005-016-0113-1
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W. H. Arnold, Ch. Gröger, M. Bizhang, E. A. Naumova

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the abrasivity of various commercially available toothpastes that claim to reduce dentin hypersensitivity. Dentin discs were prepared from 70 human extracted molars. The discs were etched with lemon juice for 5 min, and one half of the discs were covered with aluminum tape. Following this, they were brushed with 6 different toothpastes, simulating a total brushing time of 6 months. As a negative control, discs were brushed with tap water only. The toothpastes contained pro-arginine and calcium carbonate, strontium acetate, stannous fluoride, zinc carbonate and hydroxyapatite, new silica, or tetrapotassium pyrophosphate and hydroxyapatite. After brushing, the height differences between the control halves and the brushed halves were determined with a profilometer and statistically compared using a Mann-Whitney U test for independent variables. A significant difference (p < 0.001) in height difference between the controls and the toothpaste-treated samples was found in all cases, except for the stannous fluoride-containing toothpaste (p = 0.583). The highest abrasion was found in the toothpaste containing zinc carbonate and hydroxyapatite, and the lowest was found in the toothpaste containing pro-arginine and calcium carbonate. Desensitizing toothpastes with different desensitizing ingredients have different levels of abrasivity, which may have a negative effect on their desensitizing abilities over a long period of time.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 53 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 7 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Student > Master 7 13%
Researcher 4 8%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 12 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 55%
Materials Science 4 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Social Sciences 1 2%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 13 25%

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#9,041,241
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#98
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