PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of light irradiation on the clinical efficiency of an in-office whitening agent. METHODS: The in-office whitening agent (Opalescence Boost 35%) was used in this study. Two whitening regimens were evaluated on maxillary anterior teeth: (1) with light irradiation; and (2) without light irradiation. The ΔE*, changes of L*, a*, b*, and the best shade match on the central incisor before, immediately after, and 6 months after whitening procedures were evaluated using a dental spectrophotometer. RESULTS: The ΔE and shade had no significant differences with or without light irradiation. In addition, the ΔE, changes of L*, a*, b*, and shade did not change over 6 months after bleaching at a level detectable to the naked eye. The results suggested that the in-office whitening agent using 35% hydrogen peroxide without photocatalysts can improve tooth color with or without light irradiation for 6 months after whitening. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: In office whitening using 35% hydrogen peroxide without photocatalysts should be considered as a good treatment option for vital teeth whitening.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American journal of dentistry|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2021|
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