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The efficacy of reservoirs in bleaching trays.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11203808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty patients were selected to bleach their maxillary teeth. Vacuum-formed trays were fabricated for the maxillary arch so that only one quadrant of bleaching tray had reservoirs. Nupro Gold 10% carbamide peroxide gel was given to patients. They were instructed to place a drop of gel in each tooth area and wear the trays twice a day for two-hour periods. After 10 days the patients were evaluated for shade changes in each quadrant. No clinical difference was observed in the after-shade match of the two quadrants. It appears that the addition of blockout spacers to create reservoirs does not increase the success of home bleaching.
D S Javaheri; J N Janis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Operative dentistry     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0361-7734     ISO Abbreviation:  Oper Dent     Publication Date:    2000 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-05     Completed Date:  2001-04-19     Revised Date:  2007-03-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605679     Medline TA:  Oper Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-51     Citation Subset:  D    
AEGD Residency Program, University of the Pacific Dental School, 2215 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Drug Combinations
Equipment Design
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Peroxides / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Self Administration
Surface Properties
Time Factors
Tooth / pathology
Tooth Bleaching / instrumentation*,  methods
Tooth Discoloration / pathology,  therapy
Treatment Outcome
Urea / administration & dosage,  analogs & derivatives*,  therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Drug Combinations; 0/Gels; 0/Peroxides; 124-43-6/carbamide peroxide; 57-13-6/Urea

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