In Vitro Color Change of Enamel Surface After Exposed to Acid Beverages Solutions
Background/purpose: The goal of this study was to see how acid beverages, artificial saliva, and toothpaste affected the color of dental enamel (An in vitro study). Materials and Methods: Two hundred healthy human third molar teeth were extracted for surgical purpose reasons randomly divided into 2 main groups (with and without demineralization). Which then subdivided into (8) subgroups. The surface roughness and color change of the enamel surface were measured before and after acid beverage demineralization, as well as after toothpaste remineralization. Results: The mean surface roughness increased substantially with discoloration after demineralizing with acid beverages solutions and decreased after remineralization with artificial saliva and fluoridated dentifrice, according to the results evaluated statistically using one way ANOVA and Duncan test (p ≤ 0.05). Conclusions: Acid beverages solutions increase roughness and cause color change of enamel tooth surface.