Effect of sodium ascorbate on composite resin bond strength to bleached teeth


  • Ana Claudia Carvalho Xavier Universidade Estadual Paulista
  • Ana Paula Martins Gomes Universidade Estadual Paulista
  • Eduardo Galera da Silva Universidade Estadual Paulista
  • Luciane Navarro de Souza e Assis Universidade Estadual Paulista
  • Clóvis Pagani Universidade Estadual Paulista




Tooth Bleaching, Hydrogen peroxide, Bond strength.


Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of sodium ascorbate on resin composite bond strength.
Methods: Forty human premolars were used, which were divided into 4 groups: C – (control) unbleached teeth submitted to a restorative procedure; S – teeth bleached with 35% hydrogen peroxide and stored in artificial saliva for 48 hours; AS – teeth bleached with 35% hydrogen peroxide and irrigated with a 10% sodium ascorbate solution for 10 minutes; AG – teeth bleached with 35% hydrogen peroxide and immersed in 10% sodium ascorbate for 3 hours. After restoration, the samples were section and microtensile bond strength tests were performed in a universal test machine (Emic) at a speed of 1mm/min. The data were evaluated and submitted to the ANOVA and Tukey statistical tests (5% significance level).
Results: Group C presented the highest bond strength value, differing statistically from Groups S and AG, however, without statistical difference in comparison with Group AS.
Conclusion: Keeping teeth that have been bleached with 35% hydrogen peroxide in saliva for 48 hours is insufficient to recover bond strength. However, the use of 10% sodium ascorbate for 10 minutes may promote adequate bond strength, allowing immediate restoration of the teeth.


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