Nightguard vital bleaching

Effects on enamel surface texture and diffusion

Van Benjamine Haywood, Thomas Leech, Harald O. Heymann, Diane Crumpler, Karen Bruggers

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Abstract

A recently reported technique for bleaching vital discolored teeth involves the use of a mouthguard and 10% carbamide peroxide without preoperative etching or postoperative polishing of the enamel. This in vitro study evaluated the effects of the bleaching agent on the surface texture of the enamel. Thirty-three extracted teeth were subjected to 10% carbamide peroxide for a period equivalent to 5 weeks of nighttime wear. A control area on each tooth had been covered and sealed. All discolored teeth experienced lightening, but there was no difference in color between the treated and control areas; the color-changing effects apparently extend to portions of the tooth not in direct contact with the solution. Epoxy replicas of the teeth were examined under a scanning electron microscope. No etching was apparent, and no difference in surface texture between treated and control areas was delected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-804
Number of pages4
JournalQuintessence International
Volume21
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Dental Enamel
Tooth
Color
Bleaching Agents
Electrons

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Haywood, V. B., Leech, T., Heymann, H. O., Crumpler, D., & Bruggers, K. (1990). Nightguard vital bleaching: Effects on enamel surface texture and diffusion. Quintessence International, 21(10), 801-804.

Nightguard vital bleaching : Effects on enamel surface texture and diffusion. / Haywood, Van Benjamine; Leech, Thomas; Heymann, Harald O.; Crumpler, Diane; Bruggers, Karen.

In: Quintessence International, Vol. 21, No. 10, 01.01.1990, p. 801-804.

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Haywood, VB, Leech, T, Heymann, HO, Crumpler, D & Bruggers, K 1990, 'Nightguard vital bleaching: Effects on enamel surface texture and diffusion', Quintessence International, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 801-804.
Haywood VB, Leech T, Heymann HO, Crumpler D, Bruggers K. Nightguard vital bleaching: Effects on enamel surface texture and diffusion. Quintessence International. 1990 Jan 1;21(10):801-804.
Haywood, Van Benjamine ; Leech, Thomas ; Heymann, Harald O. ; Crumpler, Diane ; Bruggers, Karen. / Nightguard vital bleaching : Effects on enamel surface texture and diffusion. In: Quintessence International. 1990 ; Vol. 21, No. 10. pp. 801-804.
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