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Quantification of the efficiency for photo-bleached pigments using cellulose matrixes as substrate and digitalized gray scale
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Paper Abstract

The bleaching process is been objective of many studies since the beginning of the XX century. Heat has been used to activate the hydrogen peroxide; the aesthetic results were satisfactory, but associated with this process high incidence of hypersensitivity as well as radical endodontic treatment was observed making this technique clinically hard to implemented. Nowadays the dental bleaching is one of the most wanted aesthetic procedures by the population at the dental office. With the utilization of new light sources as LASER and LED a technique to evaluate the efficiency of photo-bleaching of many pigments is necessary. This work demonstrates a new method to quantify the breakage of pigments on a cellulose matrix using a blue LED system with 1W/cm2. We employed a computational analysis and digital spectroscopy. These matrixes were used because of its inert physical-chemical properties. The obtained results are within the expectative, where the groups irradiated with light presents more broken pigments that the group with no light, it was also possible to observe on this experiment that light acts decreasing the free energy of the reaction and that way speeding up the rate of bleaching.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6137, Lasers in Dentistry XII, 61370C (15 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647052
Show Author Affiliations
F. L. E. Florez, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
E. C. C. Correia Lins, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
R. F. Z. Lizarelli, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
V. S. Bagnato, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6137:
Lasers in Dentistry XII
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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