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Surface Enamel Magnesium and its Possible Relation to Incidence of Caries


FOLLOWING the semi-empirical administration of a mixture of alkaline phosphate to a group of 200 patients during a period of three years, it has been noticed that the incidence of caries on continuous enamel surfaces has been significantly inhibited at all age-levels. The surface enamel of exfoliated or extracted teeth from these and other patients is being investigated, and the magnesium content has been shown to vary within extremely broad limits.

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RITCHIE, D. Surface Enamel Magnesium and its Possible Relation to Incidence of Caries. Nature 190, 456–458 (1961).

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