Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Enamel


QUANTITATIVE LIGHT-INDUCED FLUORESCENCE (QLF) IN ORTHODONTICS – A REVIEW

Ravi S; Ferin Fathima; Pradeep S; I.Girish kumar; Bosy Thankam Mathew

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 303-312

Oral hygiene maintenance is usually more strenuous in patients undergoing orthodontic therapy as food lodgement occurs in between bands and brackets . Within a month of treatment this can lead to loss of mineral content of enamel. Preventive measures along with reinforcement and clinical evaluation is necessary. Mineral loss can occur before a white spot becomes visible on the enamel surface. Loss of minerals usually diagnosed by the clinicianwith visual evaluation alone cannot identify the mineral loss. This article attempts to identify and evaluate QLF as a diagnostic apparatus to detect white spot lesions and as a oral hygiene reinforcement reinforcement tool. A QLF apparatus consists of a DSLR camera along with filters and lighting to produce images

Optimization Of Diagnosis And Prevention Of Development Of Caries For Orthodonic Treatment

Fozilov Uktam Abdurazakovich; Rizayeva Sevara Mirgulamovna

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 3714-3719

A wide range of scientific research is being carried out in the world to predict and detect early manifestations of caries in children during orthodontic treatment, as well as to optimize the effectiveness of diagnostic and treatment-and-prophylactic measures, existing diagnostic methods are already insufficient, there is an urgent need for additional research methods. From these positions, it seems promising to study diagnostic and therapeutic measures aimed at improving the quality indicators of orthodontic care for children. The development of the closest possible approach to the diagnosis and treatment of caries during orthodontic treatment in the early stages will help to obtain a stable aesthetic outcome in the treatment of orthodontic patients, and to avoid relapses. In modem orthodontic dentistry acute problem of prevention of dental caries and periodontal diseases, especially in children and adolescents who have not yet completed the process of mineralization of hard tissues: soon after teething create a situation of increased risk of tooth decay. The purpose of this paper is to analyze complex information about methods of prevention of dental caries in patients with removable and non-removable orthodontic appliances

ENAMEL REGENERATION - A REVIEW

Ranjana V; Gifrina Jayaraj; Gayathri R

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1384-1394

Outermost covering of the teeth is dental enamel. Enamel is the hardest substance and highly mineralized tissue present in the human body which is almost 96%. It is formed by developing enamel organ epithelial cells called ameloblasts. The protein present in the enamel that helps in the mineralization process is Amelogenin. It is revealed that stem cells can be used for whole tooth regeneration and enamel regeneration but the main problem faced in fabricating cell free synthetic enamel is the formation of the complex interprismatic substance. The main aim of this review was to analyze and review on the various methods of enamel regeneration. This review was done based on the articles obtained from various search engines such as PubMed, PubMed central and Google scholar. They were collected with a restriction in time basis from 1997 - 2020. The inclusion criteria were original research papers, review articles, in vitro studied among various conditions and articles that contain pros and cons. Exclusion criteria came into account for retracted articles and articles of other languages. All the articles were selected based on Enamel Regeneration. The level of evidence of the reviewed articles were categorized as per the criteria of the centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Oxford, UK. Enamel is the hardest mineralized tissue, which can withstand masticatory forces and gives protection to underlying dentin and pulp. Enamel cannot be regenerated since the ameloblast which forms the enamel, gets degenerated. Therefore, it should be preserved, as there is no material found to exactly duplicate it.