Comparison of the clinical efficacy of at-home and in-office bleaching

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

Abstract


Background: There is a lack of consensus regarding the superiority of the two vital bleaching methods.  Aims: To compare the clinical efficacies of the two methods at home and in- office. Materials & Methods: Data was collected from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, Lilacs, Scielo and BBO. Two independent researchers selected the articles, ie., only randomized clinical trials. Where there was no initial agreement, researchers reached a consensus. The search strategy initially yielded 483 titles. After the exclusion by titles, 408 articles remained and following the abstract-based evaluation, only 5 were subjected to further analysis. Results: The most of the authors did not find any statistically significant differences between at home and in-office bleaching procedures. Conclusion:  Both the at home and in-office methods alone or in association are equally efficient when a 14 day protocol is used.

 


Keywords


Dentistry;Operative Dentistry;Dental Bleaching

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