Effect of whitening of teeth affected by tetracycline: clinical case report


  • Andréa Cândido dos Reis Universidade de São Paulo
  • André Marcelo Peruchi Minto Universidade de Franca
  • Carla Larissa Vidal Universidade de São Paulo




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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Author Biographies

Andréa Cândido dos Reis, Universidade de São Paulo

Departamento de Materiais Dentários e Prótese, Faculdade de Odontologia de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil

André Marcelo Peruchi Minto, Universidade de Franca

Departamento de Dentística, Universidade de Franca, Franca, SP, Brasil

Carla Larissa Vidal, Universidade de São Paulo

Departamento de Materiais Dentários e Prótese, Faculdade de Odontologia de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil





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