On the Increasing Fragility of Human Teeth with Age: A Deep-Ultraviolet Resonance Raman Study
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On the Increasing Fragility of Human Teeth with Age: A Deep-Ultraviolet Resonance Raman Study

  • Author(s): Ager III, J.W.;
  • Nalla, R.K.;
  • Balooch, G.;
  • Kim, G.;
  • Pugach, M.;
  • Habelitz, S.;
  • Marshall, G.W.;
  • Kinney, J.H.;
  • Ritchie, R.O.
  • et al.
Abstract

Ultraviolet resonance Raman spectroscopy (UVRRS) using 244 nm excitation was used to investigate the impact of aging on human dentin. The intensity of a spectroscopic feature from the peptide bonds in the collagen increases with tissue age, similar to a finding reported previously for human cortical bone.

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