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Comparative Evaluation of Fluoride Release from Glass Ionomer, Compomer, and Giomer Sealants Following Exposure to Fluoride Toothpaste and Fluoride Varnish: An In Vitro Study

Aishwarya Senthilkumar, Chaya Chhabra, Mridula Trehan, Srinandan Pradhan, Sonal Yadav, Nabil Humayoon Shamsudeen

Keywords : Dental sealants, Pit and fissure caries, Topical fluorides

Citation Information : Senthilkumar A, Chhabra C, Trehan M, Pradhan S, Yadav S, Shamsudeen NH. Comparative Evaluation of Fluoride Release from Glass Ionomer, Compomer, and Giomer Sealants Following Exposure to Fluoride Toothpaste and Fluoride Varnish: An In Vitro Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2022; 15 (6):736-738.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2477

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-02-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Introduction: Applying sealants to the deep pit and fissure area will be an excellent way to stop and slow down tooth caries from developing. Dental sealants that include fluoride are more successful at lowering dental cavities. It is anticipated that exposure to fluoride from dental sealants of various origins may enhance the fluoride release from dental sealants. Therefore, this study's objective was to investigate the amount of fluoride released after using fluoride toothpaste and fluoride varnish from different sealants. Materials and methods: Using only a fluoride ion selective electrode, the initial release of fluoride was detected every 24 hours for 15 days. After every measurement, the saliva was refreshed. The samples were split into three identical subgroups and given the respective regimes on the 15th day—subgroup A was given fluoride toothpaste every morning and evening, subgroup B was provided fluoride varnish once, and subgroup C was not given any fluoride regime at all. After another 15 days of fluoride exposure, the fluoride release was monitored. Results: With notable variations across groups over the initial 15 days, glass ionomer sealants (GIS) released more amount of fluoride, second by giomer sealant, and third by resin sealant (p = 0.00). All dental sealants that have been tested released more fluoride when using fluoride toothpaste, with giomer sealants surpassing GIS, followed by resin sealants (p = 0.00). Giomer and resin sealants, fluoride varnish treatment dramatically improves fluoride release in GIS (p = 0.00). Conclusion: The release of fluoride among all dental sealants is improved by using fluoride toothpaste daily and fluoride varnish just once.

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