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Spectrophotometric Analysis of Color Changes in Enamel Following Exposure to Herbal Bleaching Agents: An In Vitro Study

Jyothi Lekshmi, Saranya S Nair

Keywords : Citrus limon, Citrus sinensis, Hydrogen peroxide, Musa sapientum, Spectrophotometer, Tooth bleaching

Citation Information : Lekshmi J, Nair SS. Spectrophotometric Analysis of Color Changes in Enamel Following Exposure to Herbal Bleaching Agents: An In Vitro Study. Cons Dent Endod J 2018; 3 (2):62-66.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10048-0041

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Aim: This study aims to evaluate the color change in enamel bleached with herbal bleaching agents using a spectrophotometer. Materials and methods: Baseline color values of 40 randomly selected artificially stained premolars were obtained. The specimens were randomly divided into four groups of 10 teeth each. Group 1 (n-10)-Musa sapientum, group 2–citrus sinensis, group 3–citrus limon, control group 4 to 35% hydrogen peroxide. The color difference was examined using spectrophotometer Results: All the agents that have been tested showed a significant color change since ÄE is more than 3.3, of which Musa sapientum gives the best result as compared to citrous groups. Statistical analysis: The results were statistically analyzed using the Mann–Whitney test. Conclusion: Within the limitations of this study, Musa sapientum whitens the teeth better than citrus sinensis and citrus limon but lesser than hydrogen peroxide.

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