At‐Home Bleaching System: Effect on Gingival Tissue

Warren Scherer, Milton Palat, Eugene Hittelman, Han‐ex ‐e Putter, Harmon Cooper

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This study evaluated the effects of an at‐home vital bleaching system on gingival responses over a 6‐week period. Objective measures were utilized to measure and monitor gingival inflammation over this period of time. Vital bleaching was performed as follows: (1) bleaching gel in a prefabricated mouthguard and (2) an ad‐mix technique – bleaching gel and toothpaste in a 1:1 ratio. In addition a control group used a placebo in a prefabricated mouthguard. The at‐home vital bleaching system produced no adverse gingival tissue responses. Furthermore, the at‐home vital bleaching system helped produce a therapeutic effect on inflamed gingival tissues over the course of the study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-89
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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