Most Preferred Bleaching Agent for Vital and Non Vital Bleaching among Indian Dentist-Retrospective Study
Author(s): Nivethitha R and Subash Sharma*
Introduction: Bleaching, although not new to dentistry, has gained much popularity in recent years. It is the most preferred conservative method to lighten discolored teeth. The main goal of tooth bleaching is to whiten tooth tissues using oxidizing chemical agents that act both in enamel and dentin. Because tooth shade depends on the composition of tooth tissues, severe chemical, mechanical and biological changes can damage the esthetic equilibrium of the smile. Bleaching tooth structure is possible due to the noninvasive nature of the bleaching systems that offer treatment options capable of fulfilling expectations of the most demanding patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the most preferred bleaching agent for vital and non-vital agents among Indian dentists. Materials and methods: A total of 160 patients were included in the present study. Demographic details like age, gender, types of bleaching, bleaching agent of all patients were recorded. All the data was entered on the excel sheet. Data was analysed by the SPSS software version. Results: Out of 160 patients, 70% were male and 30% were females. 15-25 yrs. were the most prevalent age group reporting to hospital for bleaching treatment. 65.63% of patients preferred vital bleaching techniques among Indian dentists. 33.74% sodium perborate was the most preferred bleaching agent used among Indian dentists for non-vital bleaching. Conclusion: Within the limitation of the study, sodium perborate was the most preferred bleaching agent used for non-vital bleaching. 35% H2O2 were the most preferred bleaching agent used for vital bleaching techniques.