Effect of amine fluoride/stannous fluoride-containing toothpaste and mouthrinsings on dental plaque, gingivitis, plaque and enamel fˉ accumulation

J. Bánóczy, J. Szőke, P. Kertész, Z. S. Tóth, P. Zimmermann, Z. Gintner

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The aim of the study was to assess the effect of an amine fluoride/stannous fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash on dental plaque and gingivitis, plaque Fˉ accumulation, Fˉ content and acid solubility of dental enamel. Participants in the 12-week double-blind study were 92 schoolchildren, with a mean age of 12.4 years, randomly distributed to four groups: (1) AmF/SnF2 toothpaste, (2) placebo toothpaste, (3) AmF/SnF2 toothpaste plus AmF/SnF2 mouthwash, (4) placebo toothpaste plus AmF/SnF2 mouthwash. Analyzing the results, the mean values of dental plaque (Silness-Löe index) and of the sulcus bleeding index decreased statistically significantly in all groups except the placebo toothpaste users. Plaque Fˉ and enamel Fˉ content increased considerably only in the two groups using the AmF/SnF2 toothpaste. A decrease in acid solubility was significant only in the group of both test toothpaste and test mouthwash users. Thus the clinical efficacy of the tested AmF/SnF2 toothpaste might be increased by the combined use of mouthrinsings containing the same substances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-288
Number of pages5
JournalCaries Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989



  • Acid solubility
  • Amine fluoride
  • Enamel
  • Gingivitis
  • Plaque
  • Plaque Fˉ
  • Stannous fluoride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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