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The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry

Edited by Prof. Dr. Roland Frankenberger, Prof. Bart Van Meerbeek

ISSN (print) 1461-5185 • ISSN (online) 1757-9988


November/December 2009
Volume 11 , Issue 6

Pages: 461 - 467
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Demineralization Effects of Hydrogen Heroxide on Bovine Enamel and Relation to Shear Bond Strength of Brackets

González-López, Santiago / de Medeiros, Carmen Lucia Soares G. / Defren, Camejo-Aguilar / Bolanos-Carmona, Maria Victoria / Sanchez-Sanchez, Purificación / Menendez-Nunez, Mario

Purpose: To measure the demineralization capacity of 37% phosphoric acid and shear bond strength (SBS) of brackets attached on bovine enamel at different times after bleaching with 30% hydrogen peroxide.
Materials and Methods: Four equally-sized pieces of each crown from 18 bovine incisors were randomly distributed among 7 groups (n = 10). After bleaching with 30% hydrogen peroxide for 1 h, specimens were stored in artificial saliva for 0 h, 24 h, or 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks before bonding specimens to brackets. An unbleached group of specimens served as controls. Shear bond strength (SBS in MPa) was measured with a universal testing machine. Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI) scores were determined after failure of bracket bonds. To measure demineralized Ca2+, four 4 x 4 mm sections from each of 15 bovine incisors were randomly distributed among 4 groups (n = 15). Specimens were stored in artificial saliva for 0 h, 24 h or 7 days after bleaching and then immersed in 37% phosphoric acid solution. After 15 s, 30 s, and 60 s, 5-ml aliquots of solution were removed for spectrophotometry. Unbleached specimens served as controls. Results: Larger amounts of Ca2+ were extracted from the enamel by phosphoric acid up to 24 h after application of hydrogen peroxide, when there was also a significant decrease in bracket-enamel SBS. After 1 week, there were no changes in amounts of Ca2+ extracted, and SBS values returned towards unbleached values. Conclusion: Lower bracket-enamel SBS values at 24 h after bleaching are closely correlated with the larger amounts of Ca2+ extracted from the enamel.

Keywords: 30% hydrogen peroxide, shear bond strength, brackets, decalcifying, phosphoric acid, spectrophotometry

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