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Effect of a Calcium Pre-Rinse on Salivary Fluoride After a 228-ppm Fluoride Rinse

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Author(s)

Gerald L. Vogel, Laurence C. Chow, Clifton M. Carey, Gary E. Schumacher, Shozo Takagi

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine if a concentrated calcium pre-rinse given before a F rinse would cause an increase in the post rinse salivary fluoride (F). The three pre-rinses tested, (30, 150 or 300) mmol/L calcium as calcium lactate, followed by a 1 min NaF rinse, significantly increased the 1 h saliva F relative to the NaF control without a pre-rinse by the following factors: 1.75, 8.8 and 6. It is concluded that increases in oral calcium through the use of a relatively concentrated calcium rinse shortly before application of F greatly increases oral F retention, and thus increases the 1 h concentration of salivary fluoride.
Citation
Caries Research
Volume
40
Issue
2

Keywords

calcium, fluoride, pre-rinse, saliva

Citation

Vogel, G. , Chow, L. , Carey, C. , Schumacher, G. and Takagi, S. (2005), Effect of a Calcium Pre-Rinse on Salivary Fluoride After a 228-ppm Fluoride Rinse, Caries Research, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852490 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created August 1, 2005, Updated February 17, 2017