Head Division of Preventive Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Tooth wear is mainly caused by caries and erosion. Erosions are defined as acid induced tooth wear without involvement of bacteria. Central to these processes is the dissolution of hydroxyapatite minerals of the teeth. Aim of our research is to understand the basic processes causing these kinds of tooth wear. Furthermore, we are investigating and developing new preventive approaches to prevent these acid induced tooth damages. These preventive approaches are focusing on the tooth wear causing acids and the dental hard tissues itself.
Wegehaupt FJ, Buchalla W, Sener B, Attin T, Schmidlin PR. (2013)
Cerium Chloride Reduces Enamel Lesion Initiation and Progression in vitro.
Caries Res. 2013;48(1):45-50
Wegehaupt FJ, Tauböck TT, Sener B, Attin T. (2012)
Long-term protective effect of surface sealants against erosive wear by intrinsic and extrinsic acids.
J Dent. 2012 May;40(5):416-22
Wegehaupt FJ, Sener B, Attin T, Schmidlin PR. (2011)
Anti-erosive potential of amine fluoride, cerium chloride and laser irradiation application on dentine.
Arch Oral Biol. 2011;56(12):1541-7
Wegehaupt F, Günthart N, Sener B, Attin T. (2011)
Prevention of erosive/abrasive enamel wear due to orange juice modified with dietary supplements.
Oral Dis. 2011;17(5):508-14
Wegehaupt FJ, Attin T. (2010)
The role of fluoride and casein phosphopeptide/amorphous calcium phosphate in the prevention of erosive/abrasive wear in an in vitro model using hydrochloric acid.
Caries Res. 2010;44(4):358-63
Wegehaupt FJ, Solt B, Sener B, Wiegand A, Schmidlin PR, Attin T. (2009)
Influence of fluoride concentration and ethanol pre-treatment on the reduction of the acid susceptibility of enamel.
Arch Oral Biol. 2009 Sep;54(9):823-9