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Bleaching vital teeth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8032437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This year is approximately the fifth year of controlled bleaching of vital teeth administered by the patient, and this practice still generates a great deal of discussion by the American Dental Association, the US Food and Drug Administration, the media, and general practitioners. The placement of a plastic carrier intraorally to hold a carbamide peroxide gel in the mouth is referred to as passive bleaching or dentist-prescribed home bleaching. This article reviews the past year's research, which contains many opposing opinions in both in vitro and in vivo studies with respect to the effect of carbamide peroxide on the hard and soft tissues when they come into contact with this agent for various lengths of time. Above all, the question of safety still arises, although few if any adverse effects have been reported with the use of dentist-prescribed, patient-applied home bleaching. Five years of nonproblematic treatment for millions of patients leads many dentists to believe that this technique, when controlled by the dentist, serves the public well.
R A Feinman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in cosmetic dentistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1065-6278     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Cosmet Dent     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-18     Completed Date:  1994-08-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9438826     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Cosmet Dent     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-9     Citation Subset:  D    
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Devices, Home Care
Dental Enamel / drug effects
Dentifrices / pharmacology
Drug Combinations
Peroxides / pharmacology
Self Care
Surface Properties
Tooth Bleaching*
Urea / analogs & derivatives,  pharmacology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dentifrices; 0/Drug Combinations; 0/Peroxides; 124-43-6/carbamide peroxide; 57-13-6/Urea

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