The Effect of Storage Solutions on Mineral Content of Enamel


Purpose: This study evaluated the influence of different storage times and storage solutions on the mineral content of enamel. Methods: Ninety enamel slabs were randomly divided into 2 groups of 45: a 45-day group and a 90-day group. Each of these main groups was further subdivided into 9 experimental groups of 5 slabs, and each subgroup was stored in a different storage solution. The mean percentage weights of 5 elements (calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, and magnesium) presented in each enamel slab was measured after storage using inductively coupled plasmaatomic emission spectrometry. Two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Turkey’s honestly significant difference tests were used to analyze differences between the groups. Results: Storage conditions significantly affected the levels of calcium, potassium, sodium, and phosphorus (p < 0.05). Storage procedures can significantly affect the calcium, potassium, sodium, and phosphorus contents of enamel.

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A. Secilmis, E. Dilber, N. Ozturk and F. Yilmaz, "The Effect of Storage Solutions on Mineral Content of Enamel," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 4 No. 7, 2013, pp. 439-445. doi: 10.4236/msa.2013.47053.

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