Alcohol-containing mouthwasheses: effect on composite color.

L. Settembrini, B. Penugonda, W. Scherer, H. Strassler, E. Hittelman

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This study investigated whether commercially available mouthwashes could affect or change the color of a hybrid composite resin. Twenty-four disks were fabricated and divided into eight equal groups for testing. At baseline, six colorimetric recordings and color parameters (L*, a*, b*) were recorded for each grouping of disks using a Chroma Meter CR-300 in reflectance mode. The groups of disks were immersed in their respective mouthwashes for 2 minutes a day in a vibratory fashion over a 6-month period. At the end of 6 months, color differences, delta E, were calculated between the base line and test recordings. The results indicate that rinsing with mouthwashes for 6 months can cause a hybrid resin to undergo color variations. Except for one product the color variations were not clinically significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalOperative dentistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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