The bleaching of teeth: a review of the literature.

  title={The bleaching of teeth: a review of the literature.},
  author={Andrew Joiner},
  journal={Journal of dentistry},
  volume={34 7},
OBJECTIVES To review current knowledge of tooth whitening with respect to external bleaching methods. DATA The scope is the external bleaching of vital teeth and focuses on mechanisms; in vivo and in vitro measurement methods, and factors influencing the efficacy of the whitening process. SOURCES "Medline" and "ISI Web of Science" databases from 1966 and 1974, respectively were searched electronically with key words tooth, teeth, colo*r, white*, bleach* and peroxide. CONCLUSIONS The… CONTINUE READING
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