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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 301-307

A comparison of NovaMin and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate fluoride on enamel remineralization – An In vitro study using scanning electron microscope and DIAGNOdent®

1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Amrita School of Dentistry, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Dr. Vineetha Karuveettil
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Amrita school of Dentistry, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, AIMS, Ponekkara PO, Kochi, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ccd.ccd_240_19

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Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of NovaMin (SHY-NM) and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate fluoride (CPP-ACPF) (tooth mousse plus) on enamel remineralization using DIAGNOdent® and scanning electron microscope (SEM). Methodology: Eighty-six natural permanent maxillary first premolars were selected and randomly divided into two groups of 43 each, Group A (NovaMin) and Group B (CPP-ACPF). All the samples were assessed using DIAGNOdent® (KaVo) at the baseline, after demineralization, and remineralization after 7 days. Two samples were randomly selected from each group after remineralization to evaluate the surface changes using SEM at × 1000 and × 2000. Results: The mean value of remineralization was highest for Group A NovaMin (6.56 ± 0.93) compared to Group B, CPP-ACPF (tooth mousse plus) (6.02 ± 1.09). The maximum demineralization to remineralization value within the groups showed that the mean values in Group B CPP-ACPF (7.02 ± 3.02) was higher than Group A NovaMin (6.42 ± 2.21). The difference in remineralizing potential between the groups and demineralization to remineralization value in within-group comparison was not found to be statistically significant. Conclusion: On comparing Group A NovaMin and Group B CPP-ACPF, Group B CPP-ACPF showed a higher amount of remineralization than Group A NovaMin. From the present study, it can be inferred that both the experimental groups have the potential for remineralization.

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