Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 122--125

Study of changes in phosphate, calcium and fluoride ions in plaque and saliva after the administration of a fluoride mouth rinse


HR Poureslami1, M Torkzadeh2, MR Sefadini3 
1 Faculty of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran
2 Master of Science in Clinical Biochemistry, Kerman High Technology Centre, Iran
3 Health Centre, Kerman University of Medical Science, Iran

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H R Poureslami
Dental School, Shfa Ave, Kerman
Iran

In this study, the effects of 0.2% sodium fluoride mouthwash solution on calcium, phosphate and fluoride ion contents of saliva and microbial plaque was assessed. Fourteen volunteer students (7-12 years of age) of a boarding educational centre in Kerman City (Iran) were selected and under defined conditions, their saliva and plaque samples were collected. The concentrations of fluoride, calcium and phosphate ions of the samples were determined, and after 14 days, under the same conditions, the students were asked to rinse their mouth with 0.2% sodium fluoride mouthwash solution. The second set of saliva and plaque samples were collected and the concentrations of the ions were determined. Data was analyzed using paired t-test and the results were presented as tables. P <0.05 was considered as statistically significant. After using 0.2% sodium fluoride mouthwash solution, a significant increase was observed in the F 2 ion concentration both plaque ( P < 0.000) and saliva ( P <0.000) of all the studied subjects, while the concentration of phosphate decreased in both saliva and plaque; however, this decrease was significant only in plaque ( P <0.01). The calcium ion concentration decreased in both plaque and saliva; however, in none of them, the decrease was significant ( P >0.09 and P >0.2, respectively).


How to cite this article:
Poureslami H R, Torkzadeh M, Sefadini M R. Study of changes in phosphate, calcium and fluoride ions in plaque and saliva after the administration of a fluoride mouth rinse.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2007;25:122-125


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Poureslami H R, Torkzadeh M, Sefadini M R. Study of changes in phosphate, calcium and fluoride ions in plaque and saliva after the administration of a fluoride mouth rinse. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];25:122-125
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