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The International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry

Edited by Alessandro Devigus, DMD

Official journal of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry

ISSN 1862-0612


Winter 2011
Volume 6 , Issue 4

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Preliminary Clinical Reports of a Novel Night-Guard Tooth Bleaching Technique Modified by Casein Phosphopeptide-Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (CCP-ACP)

Borges, Boniek Castillo Dutra / de Vasconselos, Adriana Alcantara Meira / Cunha, Ana Gabriela Gama / Pinheiro, Fabio Henrique de Sa Leitao / Machado, Claudia Tavares / dos Santos, Alex Jose Souza

Although supervised night-guard bleaching has proved successful for whitening teeth, both mineral loss and tooth sensitivity are still common problems. The present study introduces a novel remineralizer as well as describes the utilization of a possibly low sensitivity supervised night-guard vital tooth bleaching technique. A 22% carbamide peroxide gel was mixed with the casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate-containing MI Paste. The peroxide/MI Paste mixture was prepared with 1 ml of each material until obtaining a homogeneous paste. Five patients were instructed to follow a home bleaching protocol for 3 weeks. The outcome was assessed visually with a Vitapan scale. All subjects presented reduction of at least two Vitapan scale units after bleaching and no sensitivity was reported. The concomitant use of MI Paste and peroxide might not affect the gel effectiveness and still reduce hypersensitivity levels.

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