Boron-containing compounds in Dentistry: a narrative review

Vol. 63 No. 3, 2022

ROMANIAN JOURNAL of MORPHOLOGY and EMBRYOLOGY

Ioana Mitrut, Ion Romulus Scorei, Horia Octavian Manolea, Andrei Bita, Laurentiu Mogoanta, Johny Neamtu, Ludovic Everard Bejenaru, Maria Viorica Ciocilteu, Cornelia Bejenaru, Gabriela Rau, George Dan Mogosanu

Research on the use of boron (B) in the field of oral health has gained momentum in recent years, with various studies on the possibilities of using various B-containing compounds (BCCs). A multitude of applications have been discovered, from cariostatic activity to anti-inflammatory and antifungal activity, paving the way for other new research directions. B is a microelement that is commonly found in the human diet, and present throughout the body, with the highest concentration in the structure of bones, teeth, and gastrointestinal mucus gel layer. Multiple studies have demonstrated that B plays some important roles, especially in bone development and recently has been proposed to have an essential role in the healthy symbiosis. In addition, B has also attracted the interest of researchers, as various studies used BCCs in conventional or modern biomaterials. In this review, we have brought together the information we have found about B updates in the dental field and analyzing its future perspectives and potential for further studies.

Corresponding author: Ion Romulus Scorei, Professor, PhD; e-mail: romulus_ion@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.47162/RJME.63.3.01 Download PDF
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