15 February 2006 Quantification of the efficiency for photo-bleached pigments using cellulose matrixes as substrate and digitalized gray scale
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Proceedings Volume 6137, Lasers in Dentistry XII; 61370C (2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647052
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2006, San Jose, California, United States
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.
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F. L. E. Florez, E. C. C. Correia Lins, R. F. Z. Lizarelli, V. S. Bagnato, "Quantification of the efficiency for photo-bleached pigments using cellulose matrixes as substrate and digitalized gray scale", Proc. SPIE 6137, Lasers in Dentistry XII, 61370C (15 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647052; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.647052
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Chemical reactions

Light emitting diodes

Light sources

Dental bleaching

3D modeling

Absorption

Blue light emitting diodes

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