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Evaluation of Light Activation on In-office Dental Bleaching: A Systematic Review

Sara A AIshammery

Keywords : Color change, Dental vital bleaching, Hydrogen peroxide, In-office dental bleaching, Sensitivity

Citation Information : AIshammery SA. Evaluation of Light Activation on In-office Dental Bleaching: A Systematic Review. J Contemp Dent Pract 2019; 20 (11):1355-1360.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2676

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim: This review was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of light activation on in-office dental bleaching in terms of color change and photosensitivity with available literature evidence. Materials and methods: The articles were searched from MEDLINE/Pubmed and Journal of Web, which were published from 2001 to 2019. Results: Out of the 124 references obtained, 13 articles in English language were read in full, which fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Conclusion: Light activation of hydrogen peroxide on in-office dental bleaching does not affect effectiveness of bleach. Clinical significance: Though claimed that in-office bleaching activated with light betters color change, the present review did not confirm this belief.

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