tooth bleaching

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tooth bleaching

Use of an oxidizing chemical to remove stain or discoloration from a tooth. Bleaching techniques vary according to the vitality of the pulp.

at-home tooth bleaching

The lightening or whitening of discolored teeth, using a bleaching gel. Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are common bleaching agents used for this purpose in concentrations ranging from 3% to 25%. Treatment must be carefully monitored to avoid overbleaching and damage to surrounding soft tissue.


Bleaching agents must not be placed on exposed root surfaces or soft tissue.
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Effect of tooth bleaching agents on protein content and mechanical properties of dental enamel.
Conclusion: Anti-oxidant treatment had a positive effect on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets after tooth bleaching.
There is growing demand for tooth bleaching procedures (1, 2) that can be performed in the office, by dental professionals, or self-applied with specific products in multiple and appropriate concentrations for each case (3, 4).
Seventy-eight percent (n = 330) of the sample reported they never tried tooth bleaching while 33.6% (n = 142) reported they were concerned about their tooth position.
Las palabras clave empleadas para la busqueda fueron dental enamel, tooth bleaching, bleaching, calcium phosphate, hidroxyapatite, apatite, biomimetic, biomimetics, conectadas por el operador booleano AND y OR de diferentes maneras.
Various procedures are available for non-vital tooth bleaching: In-office bleach technique, Inside/outside bleach technique and Walking bleach technique.
Hahn, "Three-month evaluation of vital tooth bleaching using light units--a randomized clinical study," Operative Dentistry, vol.
Tooth bleaching has been introduced in aesthetic dentistry since late 1870s.
used the combination of hydroxyapatite (HA) powder and 30% hydrogen peroxide in a mixture as a tooth bleaching product, and it was effective at tooth whitening [5].
Tooth bleaching is the most conservative and cost-effective way of improving the appearance of discolored teeth [1].
Tooth bleaching is one of the most demanded clinical procedures in dental practice1.Despite the favorable results achieved with the bleaching, some adverse effects are also reported as a consequence of the treatment.