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Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 4     26. Feb. 2008
Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 4  (26.02.2008)

Page 299-306, PubMed:19081898

Spectrophotometric evaluation of the efficacy of a new in-office bleaching technique
Benbachir, Nacer / Ardu, Stefano / Krejci, Ivo
Objective: To quantitatively test the hypothesis that a new paint-on bleaching gel has the potential to lighten tooth color in clinical situations and to evaluate the change of the tooth color six months after the bleaching procedure.
Method and Materials: Ten adult subjects requesting tooth bleaching were selected to participate in this randomized clinical trial involving a new in-office bleaching technique using VivaStyle Paint On Plus (Ivoclar Vivadent), originally designed as an over-the-counter bleaching gel. Digital images and CIE L*a*b* spectrophotometric measurements were taken at baseline (I), after the bleaching treatment (PB), and 6 months after bleaching (6M). Differences in L*a*b* values were tested with a repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA). Differences in DELTA E values were tested with a factorial ANOVA.
Results: Significant (P < .05) differences were detected in L*, as well as in a* and b* values, between initial (I) and post-bleaching (PB) and between initial (I) and 6 months post-op (6M). In contrast, there was no significant difference between post-bleaching (PB) and 6 months post-op (6M).
Conclusion: This new bleaching technique proved to be efficient over a period of 6 months. It could be a less aggressive and more convenient alternative to traditional bleaching techniques.

Keywords: OTC bleaching products, randomized clinical trial, vital bleaching