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Table 2 Wash performance of arazyme, everlase 6.0T, and Polident® at 25 °C

From: Development of a novel denture care agent with highly active enzyme, arazyme

EMPA cottons Samples L* a* b* K/S value Color
Blood Water 58.95 ± 0.25a 8.56 ± 0.46a 20.35 ± 0.23a 1.20 ± 0.15b
Arazyme (220 μg) 51.87 ± 0.37c 3.74 ± 0.53b 17.73 ± 0.65c 0.89 ± 0.13c
Everlase 6.0T (13.75 mg) 55.83 ± 0.67b 8.84 ± 0.63a 19.67 ± 0.27b 1.50 ± 0.17a
Polident® (1 tablet) 50.73 ± 0.54 cd 2.29 ± 0.43c 15.34 ± 0.36d 0.46 ± 0.09d
Cocoa Water 62.05 ± 0.34a 4.44 ± 0.26a 18.12 ± 0.19a 4.47 ± 0.14a
Arazyme (220 μg) 59.68 ± 0.33b 1.35 ± 0.21c 15.75 ± 0.34b 2.42 ± 0.21c
Everlase 6.0T (13.75 mg) 60.13 ± 0.23b 3.84 ± 0.33b 18.02 ± 0.27a 3.89 ± 0.37b
Polident® (1 tablet) 58.89 ± 0.18c 3.36 ± 0.27b 13.48 ± 0.31c 0.57 ± 0.26d
Red wine Water 77.23 ± 0.35a 1.35 ± 0.12a 9.42 ± 0.42a 0.79 ± 0.11a
Arazyme (220 μg) 71.56 ± 0.77d 1.02 ± 0.17b 7.23 ± 0.38b 0.51 ± 0.12c
Everlase 6.0T (13.75 mg) 75.28 ± 0.46b 1.27 ± 0.09a 9.38 ± 0.47a 0.75 ± 0.15b
Polident® (1 tablet) 74.37 ± 0.14c 0.71 ± 0.13c 4.73 ± 0.26c 0.18 ± 0.14d
  1. L* brightness, a* red-green, b* yellow-blue, K/S value: color depth
  2. adMean ± SD (n = 3) within columns followed by the different letters indicate a significant difference by Scheffé’s test (P < 0.05). One tablet of Polident is 27,210 mg