Effect of whitening of teeth affected by tetracycline: clinical case report
Introduction: The whitening of tetracycline-stained teeth is challenging. This article reports a clinical case of a whitening process of stained teeth in second degree due to the use of tetracycline. Materials and methods: Whitening was performed using 37.5% hydrogen peroxide (Pola Office Plus – SDI Southern Dental Industries, Bayswater, VIC, Australia), conducted in six sessions of three applications of the product for eight minutes. The patient had a follow-up for six months. Results: After applications of the bleaching agent, the selected technique and material promoted a significant reduction of the generalized discolorations of the teeth. The cervical area, where the brownish spots were concentrated, showed evident whitening. Conclusion: Dental whitening as a treatment for tetracycline-induced discolorations is an effective and conservative option.
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