Using fluoride mouthrinses before or after toothbrushing: effect on erosive tooth wear.

Machado, Alana Cristina; Bezerra, Sávio José Cardoso; João-Souza, Samira Helena; Caetano, Tainá Mautone; Russo, Luciano Citadini; Saads Carvalho, Thiago; Scaramucci, Taís (2019). Using fluoride mouthrinses before or after toothbrushing: effect on erosive tooth wear. Archives of oral biology, 108, p. 104520. Elsevier Science 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2019.104520

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1. To evaluate the use of fluoridated mouthrinses before or after toothbrushing on erosive tooth wear. 2. To compare the anti-erosive effect of the combination toothpaste and mouthrinse containing fluoride, with or without stannous chloride.


Enamel and dentin specimens were randomly distributed into groups (n = 10 of each substrate/group): B-brushing, B + R-brushing + rinsing, and R + B-rinsing + brushing. The treatments were performed using a fluoride toothpaste (BF: 1400 ppm fluoride, as amino fluoride-AmF) combined or not with a fluoride mouthrinse (RF: 250 ppm fluoride, as AmF and sodium fluoride-NaF) or fluoride and stannous toothpaste (BF+Sn: 1400 ppm fluoride, as AmF and NaF, 3500 ppm stannous, as stannous chloride-SnCl2 and 0.5% chitosan) combined or not with fluoride and stannous mouthrinse (RF+Sn: 500 ppm fluoride, as AmF and NaF, 800 ppm stannous, as SnCl2). As control, brushing was performed with artificial saliva (BC). Specimens were submitted to a 5-day erosive-abrasive cycling model. Treatments were performed twice daily. Surface loss (SL) was determined by optical profilometry. Data were analyzed by ANOVA and Games-Howell tests (α = 0.05).


For enamel, RF+BF and RF+Sn+BF+Sn presented significantly lower SL than the control, with RF+BF being significantly lower than RF+Sn+BF+Sn. For dentin, BC had the lowest SL, not differing from BF+Sn+RF+Sn, RF+Sn+BF+Sn and BF. Groups RF+BF and BF+RF showed highest SL, not differing from BF+Sn and BF+Sn.


For enamel, the use of a mouthrinse before brushing was able to reduce erosive wear for both fluoride and stannous products. For dentin, the use of stannous-containing products, irrespective of the order of application, presented superior effects.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

Niemeyer, Samira Helena and Saads Carvalho, Thiago


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Elsevier Science




Daniela Zesiger

Date Deposited:

04 Dec 2019 09:09

Last Modified:

07 Jan 2022 08:07

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Dental abrasion Dental erosion Fluoride Mouthrinse Stannous Toothpaste




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