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In Vivo Evaluation of Effect Fluoride Varnish on Bacterial Colonization of Tooth Enamel Using Scanning Electron Microscopy [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1994; 7(1): 49-55

In Vivo Evaluation of Effect Fluoride Varnish on Bacterial Colonization of Tooth Enamel Using Scanning Electron Microscopy

B. Yüksel Torgay1, S. Ölmez1, H. Çelik2, Z. Çehreli1
1From Department of Pedodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Türkiye.
2From Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Türkiye.

The purpose of this study was to assess the antimicrobial effect of Duraphat, a fluoride varnish. The Duraphat-treated human enamel specimens were mounted on one side of maxillary removable space-maintainers with the untreated ones on opposite sides as control specimens. After 24 hours and one week the amount and nature of plaque accumulation were examined under scanning electron microscope (SEM). The majority of the organisms were found to be coccal following the examinations made on specimens at 24 hours. T here seemed to be no significant difference in the amount of plaque accumulations between the experimental and control specimens at 24 hours. After one week however a thick layer of bacteria was observed to cover enamel surfaces, which was less dense on Duraphat-treated specimens compared to those of the control cases.

Keywords: Fluoride varnish, plaque formation, SEM.


B. Yüksel Torgay, S. Ölmez, H. Çelik, Z. Çehreli. In Vivo Evaluation of Effect Fluoride Varnish on Bacterial Colonization of Tooth Enamel Using Scanning Electron Microscopy. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1994; 7(1): 49-55

Corresponding Author: B. Yüksel Torgay, Türkiye


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