2019 Volume 61 Issue 1 Pages 125-132
This study investigated the effect of fluoride mouthrinses on bonding of a one-step self-etch adhesive to bovine root dentin. Application of a NaF solution (0, 450, 900, or 9,000 ppm) to bovine root dentin surfaces was performed for 30 s (immediate) or before bonding of an all-in-one adhesive. Microtensile bond strength (µTBS) testing and scanning electron microscopic (SEM) observation of the acid-base resistance zone (ABRZ) were performed. µTBS values and calculated ABRZ areas were analyzed by using two-way ANOVA and the t-test with Bonferroni correction. The significance level was set at P = 0.05 (n = 30). Fracture mode was analyzed with the Mann-Whitney U test with Bonferroni correction. The significance level set at P = 0.00178 (n = 30). µTBS did not significantly differ between the control, 450 ppm F, and 900 ppm F specimens (P > 0.05) but was significantly lower in 9,000 ppm F specimens (P < 0.05). SEM showed a significant increase in acid resistance at the adhesive-dentin interface, including the ABRZ, after fluoride application.