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In Vitro Evaluation of the Remineralizing Potential and Antimicrobial Activity of a Cariostatic Agent with Silver Nanoparticles

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Title
In Vitro Evaluation of the Remineralizing Potential and Antimicrobial Activity of a Cariostatic Agent with Silver Nanoparticles
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Brazilian Dental Journal, January 2017
DOI 10.1590/0103-6440201701365
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Beatriz Brandão Scarpelli, Marília Franco Punhagui, Márcio Grama Hoeppner, Ricardo Sergio Couto de Almeida, Felipe Augusto Juliani, Ricardo Danil Guiraldo, Sandrine Bittencourt Berger

Abstract

Cariostatic treatment has been shown to successfully arrest caries. However, it blackens the carious tooth structure. This study evaluated the effects of an experimental cariostatic agent with silver nanoparticles (Ag-Nano) using microhardness (MH) and microbiological tests. The cariostatic agents tested were: Saforide®, Cariestop®, Ancarie® and Ag-Nano. Sixty-six samples from deciduous enamel were submitted to initial (after pH cycling to obtain initial caries-like lesion) and final (after cariostatic application) MH testing and %MH values were calculated. After longitudinal sectioning, internal (I) MH was evaluated. Strains of Streptococcus mutans, Escherichia coli, and Enterococcus faecalis in brain-heart infusion culture were treated with the cariostatic agents. Agar diffusion tests (ADTs) were performed and minimum inhibitory concentrations were determined. The statistical tests used were: Kruskal-Wallis and Dunn (%MD; ADT; MIC) and ANOVA followed by Tukey's test (I-MH) (p<0.05). The %MH of Saforide® was significantly greater than that of Ag-Nano (p<0.05). Internal MH showed progressive improvement in the enamel remineralization for all cariostatic tested. In ADTs showed greater inhibition of S. mutans, E. faecalis, and E. coli by Saforide® than by Ancarie® and Ag-Nano. Ag-Nano was able to inhibit 100% microorganism growth at a lower concentration than required for the other agents. It was concluded that Ag-Nano treatment promoted remineralization of deciduous tooth enamel with initial caries-like lesion and bactericidal activity.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 30%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Other 4 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 6%
Student > Postgraduate 2 4%
Other 7 14%
Unknown 14 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 52%
Engineering 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Chemistry 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 15 30%

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