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Adjunctive effect of chlorhexidine antiseptics in mechanical periodontal treatment: first results of a preliminary case series

Calderini A et al. – In the study – a preliminary case series with small sample size and short follow–up – the adjunctive use of chlorhexidine (CHX) to scaling and root planing (SRP) resulted in clinical and microbiological benefits in the treatment for generalized chronic periodontitis. A CHX gel formulation consisting of CHX digluconate and CHX dihydrochloride seems to lead some additional benefits over S ...

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Risk factors for gingivitis in a group of Brazilian school children

Chiapinotto FA et al. – The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and extension of gingivitis and associated factors in Brazilian schoolchildren. Gingivitis was associated with higher number of sites with plaque and with skin color, reflecting the influence of biological and demographic factors on this oral condition.   [button url=" ...

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Infiltration of Natural Caries Lesions in Relation to Their Activity Status and Acid Pretreatment in vitro

Neuhaus KW et al. – The study aimed at testing how active and inactive enamel caries lesions differ by their degree of resin infiltration, and whether the choice of acid pretreatment plays a crucial role. The findings suggest that caries lesion activity and acid pretreatment both influenced the infiltration. The use of phosphoric acid to increase permeability of the surface layer of active lesions should be ...

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