Vigorous rubbing of the bonding agent during placement of composite (white) fillings had a higher two year retention rate of 92.5% vs. 82.5% for the no rubbing/slight rubbing groups.
Source: Sevels I, Clinical Abstracts, Managing Xerostomia, Ontario Dentist, Oct 2013, vol 90, no 8, pg 18-19.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
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