WATERTOWN, Massachusetts--A recent study published in the Journal of Dentistry concluded that Pulpdent's Embrace Pit and Fissure Sealant had the longest-lasting antibacterial activity of those studied.
The study, titled "Antibacterial surface properties of fluoride-containing resin-based sealants" was conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.
The aim of the study was to determine the antibacterial properties of three resin-based pit and fissure sealant products. The sealants were tested in an agar diffusion assay and a planktonic growth inhibition assay using Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus.
Embrace retained antibacterial activity against bacteria over time. While all the materials tested were capable of contact inhibition of L. acidophilus and S. mutans growth, the authors concluded that Embrace had the longer-lasting antibacterial activity when in solution, especially against S. mutans.
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