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Inorganic Materials: Applied Research

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 71–76 | Cite as

Impact of whitening on the microstructure of human tooth enamel

  • I. A. MorozovEmail author
  • A. Yu. Belyaev
  • R. I. Izyumov
  • E. S. Erofeeva
  • O. S. Gileva
Article

Abstract

The quantitative analysis of the tooth enamel microstructure before and after whitening is conducted. For primary processing and visualization of the relief obtained by atomic force microscopy, a cartographic method is applied. Analyzing the height distribution, a topologically grounded zero level is found relative to which all the calculations are made. The estimation is made and the differences in the statistical, correlation, and multifractal dependences of the tooth enamel surface structure before and after an erosion are shown.

Keywords

atomic force microscopy microstructure tooth enamel and multifractals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Morozov
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Yu. Belyaev
    • 2
  • R. I. Izyumov
    • 2
  • E. S. Erofeeva
    • 3
  • O. S. Gileva
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesPermRussia
  2. 2.Perm State Technical UniversityPermRussia
  3. 3.Perm State Medical AcademyPermRussia

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