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Stefanie Amend, Roland Frankenberger, Susanne Lücker, Eugen Domann, Norbert Krämer
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to establish Lactobacillus casei in a completely automated Streptococcus mutans-based artificial mouth model and to investigate secondary caries inhibiting properties of glass ionomer cements / resin composite groups in vitro. METHODS: Sixty extracted, caries-free human third molars were used for preparation of standardized class-V-cavities. Specimens were restored with a resin-modified (Photac Fil; PF) as well as a conventional glass ionomer cement (Ketac Molar; KM) and one resin composite bonded with and without conduction of etch-and-rinse technique (Prime&Bond NT, Ceram X mono; C+ERT, C)...
March 12, 2018: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
Yan Liu, Ling Zhang, Li-Na Niu, Tao Yu, Hockin H K Xu, Michael D Weir, Thomas W Oates, Franklin R Tay, Ji-Hua Chen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the bonding performance, antibacterial activity, and remineralization effect on enamel of the orthodontic adhesive containing MAE-DB and NACP. METHODS: Eighty non-carious human premolars were divided into 3 groups: Transbond XT (TB), PEHB + 5% MAE-DB (PD), and PEHB + 40% NACP + 5% MAE-DB (PND). Premolars were bonded with orthodontic brackets, the first subgroup (n = 10) and the second subgroup (n = 10) were subjected to shear bond strength testing after immersed in water for 1 day and in demineralization solution for 28 days respectively and then tested surface roughness, while the third subgroup (n = 6) was used for microhardness evaluation after aged in demineralization solution for 28 days...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
Christien P Laber, Jonathan E Hunter, Filipa Carvalho, James R Collins, Elias J Hunter, Brittany M Schieler, Emmanuel Boss, Kuldeep More, Miguel Frada, Kimberlee Thamatrakoln, Christopher M Brown, Liti Haramaty, Justin Ossolinski, Helen Fredricks, Jozef I Nissimov, Rebecca Vandzura, Uri Sheyn, Yoav Lehahn, Robert J Chant, Ana M Martins, Marco J L Coolen, Assaf Vardi, Giacomo R DiTullio, Benjamin A S Van Mooy, Kay D Bidle
Marine phytoplankton account for approximately half of global primary productivity1 , making their fate an important driver of the marine carbon cycle. Viruses are thought to recycle more than one-quarter of oceanic photosynthetically fixed organic carbon2 , which can stimulate nutrient regeneration, primary production and upper ocean respiration2 via lytic infection and the 'virus shunt'. Ultimately, this limits the trophic transfer of carbon and energy to both higher food webs and the deep ocean2 . Using imagery taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard the Aqua satellite, along with a suite of diagnostic lipid- and gene-based molecular biomarkers, in situ optical sensors and sediment traps, we show that Coccolithovirus infections of mesoscale (~100 km) Emiliania huxleyi blooms in the North Atlantic are coupled with particle aggregation, high zooplankton grazing and greater downward vertical fluxes of both particulate organic and particulate inorganic carbon from the upper mixed layer...
March 12, 2018: Nature Microbiology
Francyenne Maira Castro Gonçalves, Alberto Carlos Botazzo Delbem, Juliano Pelim Pessan, Gabriel Pereira Nunes, Nayara Gonçalves Emerenciano, Luhana Santos Gonzales Garcia, Liliana Carolina Báez Quintero, José Guilherme Neves, Marcelle Danelon
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate in vitro the effect of neutral pH topical gels with reduced fluoride concentration (F), supplemented or not with sodium hexametaphosphate (HMP) on the remineralization of dental enamel, using a pH-cycling model. Materials and methods Bovine enamel blocks with caries-like lesions were randomly treated with five gels (n = 24/group): without F/HMP (Placebo); 4500 ppm F (4500F), 4500F plus 9% HMP (4500F + HMP); 9000 ppm F (9000F); and 12,300 ppm F (Acid gel)...
March 3, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
Yousif A Al Dulaijan, Lei Cheng, Michael D Weir, Mary Anne S Melo, Huaibing Liu, Thomas W Oates, Lin Wang, Hockin H K Xu
OBJECTIVE: Rechargeable calcium phosphate (CaP) composites were developed recently. However, none of the rechargeable CaP composites was antibacterial. The objectives of this study were to develop the first rechargeable CaP composite that was antibacterial, and to investigate the effects of adding dimethylaminohexadecyl methacrylate (DMAHDM) into rechargeable CaP composite on ion rechargeability and re-release as well as biofilm properties. METHODS: DMAHDM was synthesized via a Menschutkin reaction...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
J Silveira, S Coutinho, D Marques, J Castro, A Mata, M L Carvalho, S Pessanha
In this work we present the analysis of dental enamel treated with an over-the-counter whitening product, bought in e-commerce at a very low cost, used without medical supervision in an abusive manner, in order to evaluate its demineralization action. Moreover, we studied the influence of renewal or non-renewal of saliva solution in which the specimens were stored throughout the study. The Degree of Demineralization was determined through the evaluation of the PO4 3- symmetric stretching band (~959cm-1 ) in Raman spectra of the specimens in different days during the course of the study...
March 5, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
S Suda, T Takamizawa, F Takahashi, A Tsujimoto, S Akiba, Y Nagura, H Kurokawa, M Miyazaki
The aim of this study was to use ultrasonography to evaluate the effect of the self-assembling peptide P11-4 on acid erosion prevention. Curodont Repair (CR), which includes peptide P11-4, was used. Rectangular prisms of bovine enamel (4×1×1 mm) were immersed in pure orange juice for a period of 5 minutes six times per day for 28 days. These samples were divided into four groups of six specimens each and treated differently for an additional period of 28 days: 1) baseline group specimens were stored in artificial saliva; 2) CR group specimens were exposed to curodont without acid challenge; 3) NCRA (no curodont+acid challenge) specimens were treated with orange juice without curodont exposure; and 4) CRA (CR+acid challenge) specimens were treated with curodont before treatment with orange juice...
March 7, 2018: Operative Dentistry
Ana Paula C A Beltrame, Dakota Suchyta, Islam Abd Alraheam, Anas Mohammed, Mark Schoenfisch, Ricardo Walter, Izabel C S Almeida, Liliete C Souza, Patricia A Miguez
The aim of this study was to evaluate the antierosive effect of phosphorylated chitosan in dentin. Bovine dentin specimens were randomly distributed into the following groups: (1) no treatment (NoTx/negative control), (2) phosphate-buffered saline solution (PBS), (3) AmF/NaF/SnCl2 (positive control), (4) 0.5% chitosan solution (Chi), (5) 0.5% neutral phosphorylated (NP)-Chi, and (6) 0.5% alkaline phosphorylated (AP)-Chi. The specimens were submitted to de-remineralization treatment cycles for 5 days: 0.5% citric acid (2 min), remineralizing solution (30 min), and surface treatment according to assigned groups (2 min, 6×/day)...
March 6, 2018: Caries Research
Xanthippi Chatzistavrou, Anna Lefkelidou, Lambrini Papadopoulou, Eleni Pavlidou, Konstantinos M Paraskevopoulos, J Christopher Fenno, Susan Flannagan, Carlos González-Cabezas, Nikos Kotsanos, Petros Papagerakis
Aim: Antimicrobial and bioactive restorative materials are needed to develop a bacteria free environment and tight bond with the surrounding tissue, preventing the spread of secondary caries and thus extending the lifetime of dental restorations. The characteristic properties of new dental bioactive and antibacterial composites are presented in this work. The new composites have been microstructurally characterized and both long and short term properties have been studied. Methods: The Ag-doped sol-gel derived bioactive glass (Ag-BG) was incorporated into resin composite in concentrations 5, 10, and 15 wt...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
R A Boyle, T W Dahl, C J Bjerrum, D E Canfield
Mixing of sediments by moving animals becomes apparent in the trace fossil record from about 550 million years ago (Ma), loosely overlapping with the tail end of the extreme carbonate carbon isotope δ13 Ccarbonate fluctuations that qualitatively distinguish the Proterozoic geochemical record from that of the Phanerozoic. These Precambrian-scale fluctuations in δ13 Ccarbonate (PSF-δ13 Ccarbonate ) remain enigmatic, due to their high amplitude and inclusion of global-scale negative δ13 Ccarbonate values, below anything attributable to mantle input...
March 2, 2018: Geobiology
Diane R Bienek, Stanislav A Frukhtbeyn, Anthony A Giuseppetti, Ugochukwu C Okeke, Drago Skrtic
A trend for the next generation of polymeric dental restoratives is to incorporate multifunctional capabilities to regulate microbial growth and remineralize tooth surfaces. Polymerizable 2-(methacryloyloxy)- N -(2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl)- N , N -dimethylethan-1-aminium bromide (IDMA1) and N , N '-([1,1'-biphenyl]-2,2'-diylbis(methylene))bis(2-(methacryloyloxy)- N , N -dimethylethan-1-aminium) bromide (IDMA2), intended for utilization in bi-functional antimicrobial and remineralizing composites, were synthesized, purified with an ethanol-diethyl ether-hexane solvent system, and validated by nuclear magnetic resonance (¹H and13 C NMR) spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
Stuart C Painter, Dan J Lapworth, E Malcolm S Woodward, Silke Kroeger, Chris D Evans, Daniel J Mayor, Richard J Sanders
The flow of terrestrial carbon to rivers and inland waters is a major term in the global carbon cycle. The organic fraction of this flux may be buried, remineralized or ultimately stored in the deep ocean. The latter can only occur if terrestrial organic carbon can pass through the coastal and estuarine filter, a process of unknown efficiency. Here, data are presented on the spatial distribution of terrestrial fluorescent and chromophoric dissolved organic matter (FDOM and CDOM, respectively) throughout the North Sea, which receives organic matter from multiple distinct sources...
February 26, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Maria Teresa Valente, Eduardo Buozi Moffa, Karla Tonelli Bicalho Crosara, Yizhi Xiao, Thais Marchini de Oliveira, Maria Aparecida de Andrade Moreira Machado, Walter Luiz Siqueira
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that duplication/hybridization of functional domains of naturally occurring pellicle peptides amplified the inhibitory effect of hydroxyapatite crystal growth, which is related to enamel remineralization and dental calculus formation. Histatin 3, statherin, their functional domains (RR14 and DR9), and engineered peptides (DR9-DR9 and DR9-RR14) were tested at seven different concentrations to evaluate the effect on hydroxyapatite crystal growth inhibition. A microplate colorimetric assay was used to quantify hydroxyapatite crystal growth...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
M Toledano, M Toledano-Osorio, A L Medina-Castillo, M T López-López, F S Aguilera, R Osorio
AIM: To investigate if crystallinity and ultrastructure is modified when cervical dentine is treated with four different nanogels-based solutions for remineralizing purposes. METHODOLOGY: Experimental nanogels based on polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) and zinc, calcium, or doxycycline-loaded NPs were applied on citric acid etched dentine to facilitate the occlusion of tubules and the mineralization of the dentine surface. Dentine surfaces were studied by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy through selected area diffraction and bright-field imaging...
February 28, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
Thomas Thurnheer, Georgios N Belibasakis
OBJECTIVE: Fluoride is widely used as an anti-caries agent, e.g. in toothpastes and mouth rinses. However, the nature of the anti-caries action is not entirely clear. Mechanisms suspected to explain the cariostatic effect include inhibitory effects on acid formation by bacteria, inhibition of extracellular polysaccharide (EPS) production, inhibition of enamel demineralization and enhancement of remineralizaton or combination thereof. The aim of this study was to examine with the supragingival Zurich in vitro biofilm model the effect of fluoride in NaF formulation, on the microbiota and on demineralization...
February 20, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
Yung-Ching Chien, Jinhui Tao, Kuniko Saeki, Alexander F Chin, Jolene L Lau, Chun-Long Chen, Ronald N Zuckermann, Sally J Marshall, Grayson W Marshall, James J De Yoreo
In calcified tissues such as bones and teeth, mineralization is regulated by an extracellular matrix, which includes non-collagenous proteins (NCP). This natural process has been adapted or mimicked to restore tissues following physical damage or demineralization by using polyanionic acids in place of NCPs, but the remineralized tissues fail to fully recover their mechanical properties. Here we show that pre-treatment with certain amphiphilic peptoids, a class of peptide-like polymers consisting of N-substituted glycines that have defined monomer sequences, enhances ordering and mineralization of collagen and induces functional remineralization of dentin lesions in vitro ...
December 11, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Qianfeng Liu, Jiasong Fang, Jiangtao Li, Li Zhang, Bin-Bin Xie, Xiu-Lan Chen, Yu-Zhong Zhang
Marine microorganisms and their extracellular enzymes (ECEs) play an important role in the remineralization of organic material by hydrolyzing high-molecular-weight substrates to sizes sufficiently small to be transported through cell membrane, yet the diversity of the enzyme-producing bacteria and the types of ECEs involved in the degradation process are largely unknown. In this work, we investigated the diversity of cultivable bacteria and their ECEs and the potential activities of aminopeptidase in the water column at eight different depths of the New Britain Trench...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Rahul Rao, Ashish Jain, Meenakshi Verma, Deepak Langade, Amol Patil
Background: Remineralization of noncavitated enamel is dependent on the bioavailability of calcium, phosphate, and hydroxyl ions in saliva. However, it is enhanced by the presence of fluoride. This study compared the remineralizing potential of three different topical fluoride agents. Materials and Methods: Fifteen extracted premolars were selected for the study. The crown of each tooth was longitudinally sectioned buccolingually and mesiodistally using a diamond disc so as to obtain sixty specimens which were embedded in acrylic molds...
November 2017: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
Ketaki Dinkar Jawale, Sharad Basavraj Kamat, Jayakumar Appasaheb Patil, Girish Shankar Nanjannawar, Rutuja Vijay Chopade
Aim: The aim of this study was to determine remineralizing potential of grape seed extract (GSE) compared to casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) and calcium glycerophosphate (CaGP) through pH-cycling model and subsequent evaluation using polarized light microscope (PLM). Subjects and Methods: Twenty sound human teeth fragments of ten teeth were obtained from the cervical portion of the roots and were stored in demineralizing solution for 96 h at 37°C to induce artificial root carious lesion...
November 2017: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
H P Vivek, G M Prashant, Seema Geetha, Sabari Chandramohan, Md Imranulla, P B Srinidhi
AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of mouth-rinses containing olive oil, fluoride, and their combination on enamel erosion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An in vitro study of 45 enamel specimens, which were prepared from 45 extracted teeth, was employed. Each specimen was subjected to 10 alternative demineralization and remineralization cycles. Remineralizing cycle includes 5 minutes exposure with one of the mouthrinse, and demineralizing cycle includes 3 minute exposure to 1% citric acid...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
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