The antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine-containing zinc-phosphate cement.

W. W. Brackett, S. Rosen

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In this study chlorhexidine dihydrochloride and diacetate salts were incorporated at a low level into a zinc-phosphate luting cement. Inhibition of three cariogenic organisms by cement specimens aged up to 8 weeks was significantly greater than the bacterial inhibition of unaltered zinc-phosphate cement. The addition of chlorhexidine caused no significant degradation in strength, film thickness, or solubility of the cement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-109
Number of pages4
JournalOperative Dentistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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