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Vicknite     potassium nitrate

Synonyms: Saltpeter, saltpetre, Nitre, Kaliumnitrat, Collo-Bo, ...
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Disease relevance of potassium nitrate


High impact information on potassium nitrate

  • Localization of the antibody in the lamina rara interna, lamina densa, lamina rara externa and the glomerular epithelial cell was determined by electron microscopic autoradiography according to the method of Saltpeter, Fertuck, and Saltpeter (Saltpeter MM, Fertuck MC, Saltpeter EE: J Cell Biol 72:161, 1977) [5].
  • Specimens were randomly divided into five groups (n=10): G1-no brushing; G2-brushing without dentifrice; G3-brushing with Sensodyne; G4-brushing with Emoform; G5-brushing with Sorriso [6].
  • OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the tubule occluding ability of three commercial available dentifrices (Sensodyne, Emoform and Sorriso) by Scanning Electron Microscopy. METHODS: Fifty cervical areas from buccal and lingual surfaces of sound third human molars were used [6].
  • Two new dentifrices, Protect and Protect with fluoride were compared clinically with Sensodyne to determine the relative ability of these three products to relieve both thermal and tactile sensitivity in sensitive dentin [7].
  • The bleaching and the placebo agents were applied to human enamel dental fragments for 8 hours per day, followed by immersion for 5 minutes in a slurry solution of desensitizing dentifrices: Sensodyne (S) or Sensodyne Fluor (SF) [8].

Associations of potassium nitrate with other chemical compounds


Gene context of potassium nitrate

  • Desensitizing efficacy of Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength and Fresh Mint Sensodyne dentifrices [13].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of potassium nitrate

  • The NESR test, which has previously been shown to give better clinical correlation than the PCR, demonstrated that the new formulation gave superior stain removal performance compared with both Sensodyne MultiCare and a conventional nonsensitivity formulation, and similar stain removal performance to Elmex Sensitive [14].
  • Specimens were examined using stereomicroscopy to show the surface topography of the dentine substrate before and after treatment with Nd:YAG laser or sensodyne [3].
  • Toothbrushing increased tubular occlusion in all cases except the Sensodyne Dentin Desensitizer treated samples [15].


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  3. A comparison between the occluding effects of the Nd:YAG laser and the desensitising agent sensodyne on permeation through exposed dentinal tubules of endodontically treated teeth: an in vitro study. Al-Azzawi, L.M., Dayem, R.N. Arch. Oral Biol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  4. An in vitro antimicrobial comparison of miswak extract with commercially available non-alcohol mouthrinses. Almas, K., Skaug, N., Ahmad, I. International journal of dental hygiene. (2005) [Pubmed]
  5. Sequential localization of antibody to multiple regions of the glomerular capillary wall in passive Heymann nephritis. Rydel, J.J., Schwartz, M.M., Singh, A.K. Lab. Invest. (1989) [Pubmed]
  6. Occluding effect of dentifrices on dentinal tubules. Arrais, C.A., Micheloni, C.D., Giannini, M., Chan, D.C. Journal of dentistry. (2003) [Pubmed]
  7. Clinical evaluation of the effectiveness of three dentifrices in relieving dentin sensitivity. Collins, J.F., Perkins, L. J. Periodontol. (1984) [Pubmed]
  8. Effects of a carbamide peroxide agent and desensitizing dentifrices on enamel microhardness. de Oliveira, R., Basting, R.T., Rodrigues, J.A., Rodrigues, A.L., Serra, M.C. American journal of dentistry. (2003) [Pubmed]
  9. Evaluation of tartar control dentifrices in in vitro models of dentin sensitivity. Mason, S., Levan, A., Crawford, R., Fisher, S., Gaffar, A. Clinical preventive dentistry. (1991) [Pubmed]
  10. The effects of oxalate-containing products on the exposed dentine surface: an SEM investigation. Gillam, D.G., Mordan, N.J., Sinodinou, A.D., Tang, J.Y., Knowles, J.C., Gibson, I.R. Journal of oral rehabilitation. (2001) [Pubmed]
  11. The effects of outward forced convective flow on inward diffusion of potassium across human dentin. Pashley, D.H., Agee, K., Zhang, Y., Smith, A., Tavss, E.A., Gambogi, R.J. American journal of dentistry. (2002) [Pubmed]
  12. In vitro cariostatic effect of whitening toothpastes in human dental enamel-microhardness evaluation. Watanabe, M.M., Rodrigues, J.A., Marchi, G.M., Ambrosano, G.M. Quintessence international. (2005) [Pubmed]
  13. Desensitizing efficacy of Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength and Fresh Mint Sensodyne dentifrices. Sowinski, J.A., Bonta, Y., Battista, G.W., Petrone, D., DeVizio, W., Petrone, M., Proskin, H.M. American journal of dentistry. (2000) [Pubmed]
  14. The stain removal performance of a new anti-hypersensitivity dentifrice. Creeth, J.E., Price, K.S., Wicks, M.A. The Journal of clinical dentistry (2006) [Pubmed]
  15. Dentin desensitizing agents: SEM and X-ray microanalysis assessment. Jain, P., Vargas, M.A., Denehy, G.E., Boyer, D.B. American journal of dentistry. (1997) [Pubmed]
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