Revista Cubana de Estomatología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-297X
GISPERT ABREU, Estela; CANTILLO ESTRADA, Elena; RIVERO LOPEZ, Aracelys y CRUZ RODRIGUEZ, Miriam. Remineralización in vivo del esmalte desmineralizado artificialmente. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2001, vol.38, n.1, pp. 5-9. ISSN 1561-297X.
A technique to measure the individual capacity of remineralization in the course of time of an enamel area which had been artificially demineralized before and also to measure enamel's resistance in 65 children aged 8 to 11 years was evaluated in this paper. This technique was developed by the Provincial Research Group of Materials , Methods and Drugs for Preventive Dentistry (GRIMEP in Spanish). A significant variation was observed (p=0.001) in the average individual capacity of remineralization (ICR) at 96h and 120h as compared to that recorded at 72 h, which meant a rise in ICR and a significant increase (X2=p< 0,001) in the percentage of children showing good ICR as time went by. At 120 h, the majority of children showed good ICR (93.4%), therefore this is the ideal moment for measuring it because maybe those having poor ICR exhibit greater susceptibility to caries.
Palabras llave : TOOTH REMINERALIZATION [methods]; DECALCIFICATION; PATHOLOGIC [therapy]; DENTAL ENAMEL; DENTAL CARIES [diagnosis]; DENTAL CARIES [prevention and control].