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    ABSTRACT: To assess the influence of in-office whitening gel pH on whitening efficiency. Hydrogen peroxide diffusion and color changes on bovine teeth were assessed. Three gels with close hydrogen peroxide concentrations but with various pH levels were tested: Zoom 2 (Discus Dental), Opalescence Endo and Opalescence Boost (Ultradent). The pH levels were respectively: 3.0, 5.0 and 7.0. Thirty enamel slices and tooth crowns were used for both studies (n = 10 per group per study). Hydrogen peroxide diffusion through the enamel slices and the tooth crowns was spectrophotometrically recorded every 10 minutes for 1 hour to calculate the diffusion coefficients. Color changes were spectrophotometrically recorded every 10 minutes for 1 hour and quantified in term of CIE-Lab. The hydrogen peroxide diffusion coefficient through enamel ranged from 5.12 +/- 0.82 x 10(-9) cm2 s(-1) for pH 3 to 5.19 +/- 0.92 x 10(-9) cm2 S(-1) for pH 7. Through tooth crowns it ranged from 4.80 +/- 1.75 x 10(-10) cm2 s(-1) for pH 5 to 4.85 +/- 1.82 x 10(-10) cm2 s(-1) for pH 3. After 1 hour, the deltaE varied from 5.6 +/- 4.0 for pH 7 to 7.0 +/- 5.0 for pH 3 on enamel slices and from 3.9 +/- 2.5 for pH 5 to 4.9 +/- 3.5 for pH 7 on tooth crowns. There was no statistically significant difference between groups for both parameters.
    American journal of dentistry 04/2012; 25(2):91-6. · 1.06 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine if there is a significant correlation between the in vivo presence of periapical radiolucency and ex vivo apical dye penetration on the same human teeth. Eighty-four endodontically filled teeth that were scheduled for extraction were classified into 2 groups according to the presence or absence of a periapical radiolucency and further divided into 2 subgroups according to the quality of the root canal filling. After extraction, the apical filling was evaluated by a dye penetration method. The dye extraction evaluation showed no correlation between apical dye penetration and the presence of a periapical radiolucency (not significant), but a statistically significant correlation with the quality of the root canal filling (P = .03). The results of the dye penetration study were correlated to the quality of the root canal filling but had no predictive value for the development of periapical radiolucency.
    Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology 10/2006; 102(3):e19-23. · 1.50 Impact Factor