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Guram G, Jagga U, Paul U, Kashyap A, Padmanabhan V, Keswani K. Comparative Evaluation of Remineralizing Effect of Novamin and Tricalcium Phosphate on Artificial Caries: An in vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2018; 19 (1):109-112.
Aim: The aim of the present study was to compare the remineralizing
efficacy of novamin and tricalcium phosphate (TCP).
Materials and methods: Nail varnish was coated to a total of 30
sound human premolars except for 5 mm × 5 mm window. Baseline
microhardness was measured for all test samples. Artificial
carious lesions were created for all teeth by subjecting them to
demineralization process. Then microhardness of demineralized
lesion was measured. Later artificial caries teeth were equally
divided into two groups to treat with remineralization solution for
10 days; group I: novamin and group II: TCP. After 10 days of pH
cycling, microhardness was measured. The data were statistically
analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
statistical software from Chicago SPSS Inc., version 21 and using
analysis of variance (ANOVA) post hoc multiple comparisons test
for intergroup and significant difference at p < 0.05.
Results: In the present study, group I indicated a higher value
for remineralization compared with group II (p < 0.05).
Conclusion: The present study showed that both novamin and
TCP were effective in remineralizing the carious lesions.
Clinical significance: This study evaluates the remineralizing
potential of novamin and TCP on initial carious lesions.
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