A method for quantitatively evaluating plaque biofilm-removing capacity of a dental water jet using EPMA

Kazuo Kato, Kiyomi Tamura, Haruo Nakagaki, Shoichi Sakakibara, Youki Ou, Susumu Matsumoto, Kana Fujita, Takuichi Sato

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Abstract

Inconsistent results have been reported on the effects of dental water jet (DWJ) on plaque removal. Plaque biofilm removing capacity of the DWJ was evalu- ated by a new method to measure biofilm thickness using an electron-probe micro- analyzer (EPMA). Area measurements of biofilm cross-sections imaged with backscattered electrons suggested that irrigation using a DWJ would be an effective means of plaque control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterface Oral Health Science 2011
PublisherSpringer Japan
Pages186-188
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9784431540700
ISBN (Print)9784431540694
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Backscattered electron image
  • Biofilm removing capacity
  • Oral irrigator
  • Quantitative evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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