COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE DESENSITIZING DENTIFRICES ON DENTINAL TUBULE OCCLUSION: AN IN-VITRO SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPIC STUDY
Dr. Nikita Jain*, Dr. Doshi Yogesh S., Dr. Shah Mona U., Dr. Cauvery N. K., Dr. Vidhi Kevadia, Dr. Talat Mohammadi
Aims & Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the desensitizing effects of commercially available dentifrices (Dant-kanti, Sensodent KF and Vantej) by using scanning electron microscope. Methodology: Total 20 samples were taken with 5 samples in each group: control, Dant-kanti, Sensodent KF and Vantej. Samples were prepared from teeth extracted indicated orthodontically and were stored in normal saline at room temperature. The gross debris was removed and sectioning was done to provide 1-2 specimens. Specimens were etched with 37% phosphoric acid for 2 minute and washed with distilled water. Dentifrices were applied for 4 consecutive days for 2 minutes each. Tubule occlusion was checked by SEM. Results: Maximum tubule occlusion was seen Sensodent KF as compared to Vantej and Dant-kanti. Conclusion: All commercially available dentifrices show positive desensitizing effects while Sensodent KF being most effective.
Keywords: Hypersensitivity, desensitizing dentifrices, dentin.
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