Mechanical Effects of Brushing with Brazilian Red Propolis Toothpaste on Artificial Teeth

    Published on:July 2021
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2021; 13(2):131-135
    Original Article | doi:10.5530/jyp.2021.13.27

    Luanda Ashley Menezes Estácio, Viviane Solano Lutif, Lara Choairy Adeodato, Márcio Glauber Lopes de Aguiar, Isabelly de Carvalho Leal, Paulo Goberlânio Barros Silva, Nicole de Mello Fiallos, Analice Mendes Barreto Fernandes, João Hildo de Carvalho Furtado Júnior*, Carlos Ricardo de Queiroz Martiniano, Emmanuel Arraes de Alencar Júnior, Said Gonçalves da Cruz Fonseca, Ana Cristina de Mello Fiallos

    Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza-CE, BRAZIL.


    Objectives: The objective of this study was to verify the effect of brushing on the mass, color and roughness of the acrylic resin artificial teeth of the RDP, using a dentifrice incorporated with 1% Brazilian Red Propolis (BRP) after 5 years of brushing. Methods: The specimens were distributed in 3 groups / 10 each: Distilled Water (DW), 1% BRP-based dentifrice (PD) and Positive Control dentifrice (CD), analyzed before and after 24, 36 and 60 months of brushing. Data were expressed as mean and standard deviation, submitted to the Kolmogorov-Smirnov normality test and compared by Friedman or Kruskal-Wallis tests followed by the Dunn post test (p <0.05, GraphPad Prism 5.0). Results: It was found that the mass had a statistically significant reduction over time, the color was observed that all experimental groups showed a significant variation (ΔE) and roughness did not show significant variations between groups over time. Conclusion: It was concluded that 1% BRP-based dentifrice did not cause deleterious effects on the surface of acrylic resin artificial teeth after 5 years of brushing. However, further in vivo and in vitro studies should be performed to evaluate their long-term use and then confirm their effectiveness in sanitizing RDP.

    Key words: Dental Prosthesis, Propolis, Toothbrushing, Natural Products, Dentistry.

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