Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




The effect of zinc salts is defined by several studies. The aim of this study is to investigate how the short period toothbrushing with equal volumes of a toothpaste containing 0.75% zinccitrate effects the salivary zinc levels over a period of 7 hours. In our study a significant increase in zinc measurements was observed 5 minutes after toothbrushing. Although 7 th hour measurements were higher than 0 hour measurements; these values were found approximately similar to intial control measurements. This result shows that the amount of zinc passed by toothpaste to saliva completely disappeared at the end of 7 th hour. It's thought that by brushing the teeth within time period will increase the effect of the toothpaste.

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