Accession Number : AD0769484

Title :   Plaque Formation Compared on Surfaces of Stannous Fluoride-Containing and Conventional Amalgams.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jan 72-May 73,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Winkworth,Robin J. ; Jerman,Albert C.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Clinical trials of an amalgam restorative material containing 1.5% sodium fluoride by weight have revealed a definite reduction in plaque formation, perhaps due to the bacteriostatic effect on the organisms within the plaque. This amalgam does not appear to have physical properties inferior to those of a conventional amalgam, as has already been shown by Rowe and Kramer, Minoguchi, and Jerman. Beneficial effects in the reduction of plaque formation were still very active after a 10-month period, even if, in some cases, a slightly reduced effect was recorded.

Descriptors :   (*Dentistry, *Fluorides), Dental caries, Preventive dentistry

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE