The purpose of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of whitening toothpaste in reducing extrinsic stain with conventional fluoride paste. Total of 33 patients with visible extrinsic dental stains were surveyed. Participants were divided
into 3 groups according to different toothpastes used. Lobene Stain Index was measured at baseline, after 2 and 4 weeks. It was determined that whitening toothpastes can remove dental stains.
Whitening toothpaste Elgydium® whitening was more effective in reducing dental stains than conventional toothpaste Colgate Total® and whitening toothpaste Colgate Total® Advanced whitening. Longer periods of whitening dentifrice use helps to reach better extrinsic stain removal effect.
Keyword(s): Whitening toothpaste, reducing dental stain.
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