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Alterations in Enamel Remineralization in Vitro Induced by Blue Light

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Autor(es):
Kato, I. T. [1] ; Zezell, D. M. [1] ; Mendes, F. M. [2] ; Wetter, N. U. [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] IPEN CNEN SP, Ctr Lasers & Aplicacoes, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Odontol, Dept Odontopediat, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Laser Physics; v. 20, n. 6, p. 1469-1474, JUN 2010.
Citações Web of Science: 4
Resumo

Blue light, especially from LED devices, is a very frequently used tool in dental procedures. However, the investigations of its effects on dental enamel are focused primarily on enamel demineralization and fluoride retention. Despite the fact that this spectral region can inhibit enamel demineralization, the effects of the irradiation on demineralized enamel are not known. For this reason, we evaluated the effects of blue LED on remineralization of dental enamel. Artificial lesions were formed in bovine dental enamel blocks by immersing the samples in undersaturated acetate buffer. The lesions were irradiated with blue LED (455 nm, 1.38 W/cm(2), 13.75 J/cm(2), and 10 s) and remineralization was induced by pH-cycling process. Cross-sectional hardness was used to asses mineral changes after remineralization. Non-irradiated enamel lesions presented higher mineral content than irradiated ones. Furthermore, the mineral content of irradiated group was not significantly different from the lesion samples that were not submitted to the remineralization process. Results obtained in the present study show that the blue light is not innocuous for the dental enamel and inhibition of its remineralization can occur. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 05/51689-2 - Centro de Pesquisa em Óptica e Fotônica - UNICAMP (CEPOF-UNICAMP)
Beneficiário:Hugo Luis Fragnito
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs