Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--4

Spectrophotometric Analysis of Tooth Discoloration after Bracket Debonding Induced by Coffee and Tea Grown in South India: An In vitro Study


Jacob George1, T Aby Mathews2 
1 Department of Periodontics, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Medicity Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Medicity Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Jacob George
Department of Periodontology, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences Medicity, Pathanamthitta - 689 107, Kerala
India

Aim: To evaluate the staining produced on dental enamel after bracket debonding on exposure to 2 different types of coffee and tea produced in South India. Materials and Methods: Fifty premolars extracted for orthodontic purposes were randomly assigned to five groups .Orthodontic brackets were placed and debonded on the test side. Tooth surfaces were exposed to 2 different types of coffee and tea and color changes were recorded with a spectrophotometer. Results: All solutions of coffee and tea produced statistically significant color changes in both the test and control group with more pronounced color changes in the test group. Conclusion: Scaling and polishing should be advised for all patients after bracket debonding to reduce the impact of staining on tooth surfaces.


How to cite this article:
George J, Mathews T A. Spectrophotometric Analysis of Tooth Discoloration after Bracket Debonding Induced by Coffee and Tea Grown in South India: An In vitro Study.J Interdiscip Dentistry 2018;8:1-4


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George J, Mathews T A. Spectrophotometric Analysis of Tooth Discoloration after Bracket Debonding Induced by Coffee and Tea Grown in South India: An In vitro Study. J Interdiscip Dentistry [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Aug 15 ];8:1-4
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