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Lama perendaman gigi di dalam air perasan jeruk nipis (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) mempengaruhi kedalaman porositas mikro email (Duration of immersing teeth in lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) juice affects on microporosity depth of enamel)

Vanda Ayu Kartika Hediana , Niken Probosari, Dyah Setyorini

Vanda Ayu Kartika Hediana
Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Jember Jember, Indonesia. Email: ayu.vanda@rocketmail.com

Niken Probosari
Bagian Pedodonsia Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Jember Jember, Indonesia

Dyah Setyorini
Bagian Pedodonsia Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Jember Jember, Indonesia
Online First: February 28, 2015 | Cite this Article
Hediana, V., Probosari, N., Setyorini, D. 2015. Lama perendaman gigi di dalam air perasan jeruk nipis (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) mempengaruhi kedalaman porositas mikro email (Duration of immersing teeth in lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) juice affects on microporosity depth of enamel). Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 14(1): 45-49. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v14i1.425


Lime juice contains some organic acids. It is a plant that is widely consumed by people.Organic acid content causes the lime
has an acidic pH. The consumption of beverages containing excess acid may cause tooth erosion due to demineralization
onenamel surface.Demineralization happens constantly causes the loss of some enamel prismata and formamicroporosityin
the enamel. This research wasconducted to measure the depth of enamel microporosity of the teeth enamel is soaked in lime
juice. Samples were maxillary first premolar teeth which were divided into two groups: control (soaked in artificial saliva)
and treatment (soaked in lime juice) respectively for 5 and 10 minutes. Depth measurement of enamel microporosity was
measured
by using a scanning electron microscope, which showed no significant difference (α<0.05) between the depth of
the microporosity of the enamel were soaked lemon juice for 5 minutes and 10 minutes. It was concluded that the longer the
tooth enamel soaking in lime juice causes deeper microporosity.

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