Evaluation of a skin reference electrode used for intraoral pH measurements in combination with a microtouch electrode
2004 (English)In: Clinical Oral Investigations, ISSN 1432-6981, Vol. 8, no 3, 172-175 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this in vivo study was to evaluate a skin reference electrode used with the microtouch method for measurements of intraoral pH. Registrations of plaque pH were made in ten healthy subjects before and up to 30 min after a mouth rinse with 10% sucrose. A microtouch electrode (Beetrode) was used in combination with two different half-cell reference electrodes: a skin silver-silver chloride plate or a glass capillary reference electrode. The skin electrode was placed on the subject's forearm in combination with a conductive gel. The glass capillary electrode, together with one of the test subject's fingers, was placed in a beaker with a 3 M KCl solution. High agreement between the two reference systems resulted in almost identical plaque-pH curves (r=0.97). The mean differences between the two systems at the different time points varied between -0.15 and +0.01 pH units, with an overall mean pH difference of 0.03 pH units. It can be concluded that the use of the skin reference electrode may very well replace the traditional reference electrode used in combination with a microtouch electrode for intraoral use.
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2004. Vol. 8, no 3, 172-175 p.
Dental plaque, electrode, plaque pH
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-14724DOI: doi:10.1007/s00784-004-0257-4PubMedID: 14963726OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-14724DiVA: diva2:154396