Author(s): Daneshmehr L, Matin K, Nikaido T, Tagami J
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Abstract OBJECTIVES: Sealing of exposed root dentinal surfaces with adhesive materials is expected to be a promising approach for preventing root dentin caries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of surface coating with all-in-one adhesives on inhibiting Streptococcus mutans biofilm attachment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bovine root dentin was cut and ground with #600-grit SiC paper. Each of the three all-in-one adhesives, Hybrid Bond (HB), Reactmer Bond (RB) or Shake One (SO) was single-coated on the dentin surfaces according to the manufacturers' instructions. The dentin surface without coating served as the control. The surface roughness of the coated and non-coated dentin surfaces was recorded by means of laser microscope measurements. S. mutans artificial biofilms were then grown on the surface of each specimen in a microcosm for 20h. The amounts of bacteria and water insoluble glucan in the retained biofilm on the surface of the specimens were measured. All numerical data were statistically analyzed using one-way ANOVA & Tukey's HSD (p<0.05). RESULTS: All of the coated groups showed significantly lower susceptibility to biofilm attachment compared with the non-coated root dentin (p<0.05). Among the coated groups, SO showed the lowest susceptibility for biofilm formation. CONCLUSIONS: Three all-in-one adhesive materials could be effective for root surface coating. A fluoride-releasing adhesive, SO demonstrated the strongest potentiality in resisting biofilm formation.
This article was published in J Dent
and referenced in Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta