Bleaching and desensitizer application effects on shear bond strengths of orthodontic brackets.

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of bleaching and desensitizer application on shear bond strengths of orthodontic brackets. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-eight extracted human premolar teeth were randomly assigned to 4 groups of 12 each. The first group of teeth was bleached with a 35% hydrogen peroxide office bleaching agent. The second group was bleached… CONTINUE READING