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.
Zinc, toothpaste, saliva.
ÖZDEMİR, Atilla; SAYAL, Ahmet; AKÇA, Eralp; and AYDIN, Ahmet (1998) "The Determination of Salivary Zinc LevelFollowing Delivery from Zinc ContainingToothpaste," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 28: No. 3, Article 12. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol28/iss3/12