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