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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-18

Potential erosive effects of antihistamine containing syrup on primary teeth

1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, P. M. S College of Dental Science and Research, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet, Coorg District, Karnataka, India
3 Gitam Dental College and Hospital, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Sheen Ann John
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, P. M. S. College of Dental Science and Research, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2384-5589.139437

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Background: The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential erosive effects of an antihistamine containing syrup on the primary teeth. Materials and Methods: In this study, 30 teeth samples were selected after stereomicroscopic assessment Out of these, 15 samples in the control group were subjected only to pH cycling and the other 15 samples in the experimental group were subjected to pH cycling and antihistamine exposure for 5 days. At the end of the cycle, all these samples were evaluated using the Atomic Force Microscope for surface roughness values. Results: Independent t-test was used to evaluate the erosive effects of antihistamine containing drug on the primary surfaces. The mean difference in the surface roughness values between the control and experimental groups was found to be statistically highly significant. Conclusion: To conclude, the antihistamine containing syrup Piriton ® was found to be erosive.

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