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Title Whitening Mouth Rinse Is More Effective At Tooth Whitening Than Whitening Toothpaste
Clinical Question For an adult patient seeking at-home whitening, is a whitening mouth rinse as compared to a whitening toothpaste more effective at whitening teeth?
Clinical Bottom Line Whitening mouth rinse is more effective at whitening teeth than whitening tooth paste, but the evidence for this is low quality.
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PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type
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#1) 22770430Torres/2013Coffee stained bovine enamel disks.In vitro research
Key resultsListerine Whitening and Colgate Plax Whitening displayed statistically significant difference in amount of color change (p=0.001) as compared to the experimental mouth rinse with Plasdone, the conventional fluoridated toothpaste, and Close Up White Now.
Evidence Search whitening[All Fields] AND ("toothpastes"[MeSH Terms] OR "toothpastes"[All Fields] OR "toothpaste"[All Fields]) AND rinse[All Fields]
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The Evidence
Torres performed a laboratory experiment where the groups were similar at the start and there was a 100% completion rate. The groups were treated the same and there was no competing interest.
Applicability Even though the samples were bovine teeth they were representative of the patient as the sample was a tooth that was capable of receiving whitening treatment. Treatment is feasible in an at-home (or clinical) setting as it is toothpaste and mouth rinse. The benefit seen in the study was whitening of the teeth, no harms were listed.
Specialty/Discipline (General Dentistry) (Restorative Dentistry)
Keywords Whitening, whitening mouth rinse, whitening toothpaste
ID# 2368
Date of submission: 03/08/2013spacer
E-mail paynesr@livemail.uthscsa.edu
Author Susannah Payne
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Faculty mentor/Co-author James Summitt, DDS, MS
Faculty mentor/Co-author e-mail summitt@uthscsa.edu
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