TESTING THE EFFECT OF AGGRESSIVE BEVERAGE ON THE DAMAGE OF ENAMEL STRUCTURE
Examining the enamel surface with the Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) enables more precise registering and defining of the changes of enamel surface structure and of microhardness. This method can be used to compare the efficiency of application of different preventive and therapy materials and medicaments in dentistry. Under the influence of coca cola, a change of crystal structure and nanomorphology on enamel surface occurs.
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