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Revista Estomatológica Herediana

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ACUNA NAVARRO, Eric Dario; VILCHEZ FUENTES RIVERA, Katherine; DELGADO-COTRINA, Leyla  and  TAY CHU JON, Lidia Yileng. Solving myths about bleaching indications. Rev. Estomatol. Herediana [online]. 2015, vol.25, n.3, pp.232-237. ISSN 1019-4355.

Dental bleaching is a common treatment in patients with high aesthetics request. Different indications are given by professionals for improving bleaching results as wished by the patient. Among the directions given to the patients, it’s indicated to decrease the consume of dark beverages (like tea or coffee) and avoiding smoke. It’s important to note that many of these indications don’t have scientific evidence. Studies show that these indications are not totally real. The purpose of this article is to show the scientific evidence about the consume of these products during bleaching, and if this impact the effectiveness of the treatment and clear up the doubts that the professional may have. The relation between dental bleaching and the consume of drinks, food and habits that may cause pigmentation of teeth.

Keywords : Tooth bleaching; coffee; tea; wine; smoking.

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