Effects of ammonium hexafluorosilicate on acid resistance of enamel and dentin

A. Kawasaki, T. Suge, K. Ishikawa, T. Matsuo

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The effects of ammonium hexafluorosilicate on the acid resistance of bovine enamel and dentin were analyzed. In the case of enamel specimens, shallower demineralized depth was found when the enamel specimens were treated with ammonium hexafluorosilicate or damine silver fluoride. It was also observed that all the fluoride solutions had abilities to reduce the demineralized depth in the case of dentin specimens. The result shows that ammonium hexafluorosilicate is useful to prevent enamel and dentin caries since ammonium hexafluorosilicate treatment increases acid resistance of enamel and dentin to the same degree with diamine silver fluoride without changing the tooth color.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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