A Systematic Review

Pemutihan kembali gigi yang berubah warna pada anak Dental bleaching on children with discolored teeth

Roedy Budirahardjo

Roedy Budirahardjo
Bagian Pedodonsia Fakultas kedokteran Gigi Universitas Jember Jember, Indonesia. Email: jdmfs.fkgunhas@gmail.com
Online First: June 30, 2011 | Cite this Article
Budirahardjo, R. 2011. Pemutihan kembali gigi yang berubah warna pada anak Dental bleaching on children with discolored teeth. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 10(2): 105-110.


Dental bleaching is a process making teeth look whiter. Bleaching may be performed in two methods; by using
bleaching products or non-bleaching products. Bleaching products contain peroxide assisting to remove intrinsic
and extrinsic stain, resulting in the changing of original color of teeth. Non-bleaching products contain materials
that may work to remove extrinsic stain only, through both physical and chemical actions. The use of bleaching
products is not always safe, therefore, they should be assumed that their benefits are over their recognized
biological risk. The choice of bleaching method for children depends on type and depth of the stain, and discoloring.
Stain on the enamel surface can be removed by microabration, deeper stain is removed by bleaching. Besides using
approved by ADA/ISO, a dental practitioner should have knowledge about dental bleaching and its use at clinic and
at home, including its contraindication as well as side effect in order to provide an effective and satisfying dental
bleaching care.

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