demineralize

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Synonyms for demineralize

remove the minerals or salts from

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Samples containing 5 g of HAP were placed in remineralizing and demineralizing solution for a time period of 1, 3 and 6 days respectively.
The mounted specimen was soaked in 5 mL of the demineralizing solution for 1 h prior to the dissolution experiment to allow the specimen to be fully hydrated.
Thus, demineralizing solutions with pH's in the range of 3.0 to 5.0 should be relevant to the in vivo resorption process.
The composition of the titrant solution was the same as the demineralizing medium except that the amounts of Ca[(OH).sub.2] and [H.sub.3][PO.sub.4], equivalent to 0.23 mmol/L of CPC (using hydroxyapatite (HA), [Ca.sub.5][([PO.sub.4]).sub.2](OH), as the formula) were subtracted.
As a result, dissolution of a small amount of a CPC sample in the demineralizing solution, which as described above has little buffer capacity, will cause an immediate increase in pH.
In the mouth, a process of demineralizing and remineralizing -- a dissolving and reforming of tooth mineral -- occurs continually at the surface of teeth.
But because teeth are constantly demineralizing and remineralizing -- dissolving and laying down new mineral -- the treatment is not permanent, but instead should be part of a regular dental-care program.