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EFFECT OF PROFESSIONAL BLEACHING ON THE HYGIENE OF THE ORAL CAVITY. A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED STUDY


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Aim of the study. To evaluate the effect of professional teeth whitening on the level of oral hygiene. Material and methods. A randomized controlled, prospective clinical trial was conducted in 2 groups of 30 people, in each. In group 1, professional oral hygiene and professional teeth whitening were performed using 25% hydrogen peroxide. In group 2, only professional oral hygiene was performed. Evaluated the dynamics of the hygienic index of Quigley-Hein in the modification of S. Turesky, 2 weeks, 1 month and 6 months after the procedure. Results. 6 months after the start of the study in group 1, the average value of the Quigley-Heine index in the modification of S. Turesky was significantly lower than before the at start of the study (1.24 ± 0.11 and 2.34 ± 0.14 respectively). In group 2, the index value after 6 months exceeded 2.0 and almost returned to the initial level (2.05 ± 0.06 and 2.44 ± 0.08, respectively). During the entire observation period in patients underwent professional teeth whitening, the level of oral hygiene was significantly higher than in the control group. Conclusion. Professional teeth whitening has a positive effect on the level of oral hygiene and is a significant motivating factor in maintaining oral health.


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