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Tooth Whitening

An Evidence-Based Perspective

  • Jorge Perdigão

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Tooth Whitening with Peroxides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. So Ran Kwon
      Pages 3-19
    3. So Ran Kwon
      Pages 21-33
    4. Yiming Li
      Pages 35-44
    5. André Luiz Fraga Briso, Vanessa Rahal, Marjorie Oliveira Gallinari, Diana Gabriela Soares, Carlos Alberto de Souza Costa
      Pages 45-79
    6. Diana Gabriela Soares, Josimeri Hebling, Carlos Alberto de Souza Costa
      Pages 81-97
  3. Current Techniques for Dental Whitening with Peroxides: Evidence Supporting Their Clinical Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Jorge Perdigão, Alessandro D. Loguércio, Alessandra Reis, Edson Araújo
      Pages 101-143
    3. Alessandro D. Loguercio, Leandro M. Martins, Luciana M. da Silva, Alessandra Reis
      Pages 145-167
    4. Jorge Perdigão, Andressa Ballarin, George Gomes, António Ginjeira, Filipa Oliveira, Guilherme C. Lopes
      Pages 169-197
  4. Enamel Etching Techniques for Improvement of Tooth Color

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Sebastian Paris, Hendrik Meyer-Lueckel
      Pages 211-222
  5. Clinical Application of Combined Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Andressa Ballarin, Guilherme C. Lopes, Jorge Perdigão
      Pages 225-232
    3. Jorge Perdigão, Jennifer M. Homer#, Carmen Real
      Pages 233-238
    4. George Gomes, Filipa Oliveira, Jorge Perdigão
      Pages 239-246
    5. George Gomes, Filipa Oliveira, Jorge Perdigão
      Pages 247-255
    6. Edson Araújo, Jorge Perdigão
      Pages 257-268

About this book


This book reviews the evidence relating to the mechanisms, clinical efficacy, safety/toxicity, and clinical application of tooth whitening techniques and materials. All clinical techniques are profusely illustrated step by step. The book is divided into four parts, the first of which explains how tooth whitening with peroxides works and examines the overall safety of peroxides and potential complications. The findings of clinical trials with peroxide-based materials for clinical practice are then examined, with discussion of a wide range of issues in at-home whitening and in-office whitening. The third part focuses on the techniques of enamel microabrasion and resin infiltration, which entail removal of a microscopic layer of enamel and may be used to improve tooth color either alone or in combination with peroxides. The concluding part includes a variety of informative clinical cases using combined bleaching and restorative techniques for discolored teeth. Tooth Whitening — An Evidence-Based Perspective will be of interest for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others with an interest in the subject


At-Home Whitening Enamel Microabrasion Resin Infiltration Peroxides Tooth Bleaching Tooth Discoloration

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge Perdigão
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMINNEAPOLISUSA

About the editors

Jorge Perdigão, DMD, MS, PhD, is Full Professor in the Division of Operative Dentistry, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Dr. Perdigão graduated from the University of Lisbon, School of Medical Dentistry, in 1985 and subsequently gained his MS degree in Operative Dentistry from the Graduate College and School of Dentistry, University of Iowa, and his PhD degree in Dental Materials from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He has worked in the Department of Restorative Sciences at the University of Minnesota for the past 15 years, having previously been Associate Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Perdigão acts as a Consultant to the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and to the Food and Drugs Administration on Whitening Materials. He is a past member of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Fellowships Committee and the joint AADR and International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Publications Committee and is presently a member of the AADR Edward H. Hatton Awards Committee (2014-7). Dr. Perdigão is a longstanding member of the editorial boards of American Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Adhesive Dentistry (currently Associate Editor), and Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He has published more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Tooth Whitening
  • Book Subtitle An Evidence-Based Perspective
  • Editors Jorge Perdigão
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-38847-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81763-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-38849-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 268
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 140 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dentistry
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