High levels of heavy metal accumulation in dental calculus of smokers: a pilot inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry study


YAPRAK E. , YOLCUBAL İ. , Sinanoglu A., Dogrul-Demiray A., Guzeldemir-Akcakanat E. , Marakoglu I.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTAL RESEARCH, cilt.52, ss.83-88, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/jre.12371
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PERIODONTAL RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.83-88

Özet

Background and ObjectiveVarious trace elements, including toxic heavy metals, may exist in dental calculus. However, the effect of environmental factors on heavy metal composition of dental calculus is unknown. Smoking is a major environmental source for chronic toxic heavy metal exposition. The aim of this study is to compare toxic heavy metal accumulation levels in supragingival dental calculus of smokers and non-smokers.