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Comparison of sugar acid neutralizing effect among five different toothpastes

Bahrudin, Adlin Farahani and Abdul Hadi, Roqaia and Wan Azmi, Wan Nur Amni and Ardini, Yunita Dewi and Hassan, Haszelini and Kharuddin, Azrul Fazwan (2018) Comparison of sugar acid neutralizing effect among five different toothpastes. In: The 7th Dental Students' Scientific Conference : Enculturing Research Innovating Ideas, 26 February 2018, Kulliyyah of Dentistry , Bandar Indera Makhota, IIUM Kuantan. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Introduction: Toothpastes contain bicarbonate ions that can buffer and counter the attack of acid, thus leads to remineralization. This study aims to compare the sugar acid neutralizing effect among five different toothpastes. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among undergraduate students of Kulliyyah of Dentistry, IIUM Kuantan with total samples of 57 after inclusion and exclusion criteria. Subjects were instructed to refrain from overnight oral hygiene procedure. The baseline salivary and plaque pH were recorded. The salivary and plaque pH after rinsing with cokes were measured, and the subjects were instructed to brush using assigned toothpaste based on their toothpaste groups. All the pre-brushing, post-coke and post-brushing measurements were compared between the five groups. Salivary pH was measured using portable pH meter while plaque pH was measured using pH strip method. Data was analysed by using SPSS and Amos® with significance level was set at p< 0.05. IREC approval was obtained (ID: IREC 673). Results: There was significant difference in terms of the mean pH after brushing for saliva (p=0.044 < 0.05) among the five groups, however there was no statistically significant difference for the plaque reading (p > 0.05). The toothpaste showing the highest pH after brushing is TO-1 toothpaste. Conclusions: The five brands of toothpastes possessed sugar acid neutralizing effect to a certain degree based on the saliva reading.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 6701/63826
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sugar acid neutralizing effect, toothpaste, plaque, saliva, pH
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > RK318 Oral and Dental Medicine. Pathology. Diseases-Therapeutics-General Works
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Yunita Dewi Ardini
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 11:43
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 11:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63826

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