The use of CO2 laser on dental caries control
Keywords:CO2 laser, fluoride, demineralization, dental enamel
AbstractCarbon dioxide laser acts on the enamel demineralization inhibition by reducing its acid solubility and this effect can be enhanced when associated with fluoridated agents. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to describe CO2 laser characteristics, discuss its action mechanisms on the inhibition of enamel demineralization and also to review the literature concerning the laser effects when combined with fluoride ion. UNITERMS: CO2 laser; fluoride; demineralization; dental enamel.
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