Effect of Purple Corn Beverage “Chicha Morada” During Dental Bleaching. In vitro

2018 • Volume 12 • Issue 4

Katherine Vilchez Fuentes Rivera; Francisco Aurelio Rumiche & Lidia Yileng Tay



The result of tooth whitening treatment may be affected in patients who consume staining drinks during treatment. The aim of this work was to evaluate the in vitro effect of the exposure to purple corn extract (chicha morada) on human enamel color, during and after the treatment of teeth whitening with 35 % hydrogen peroxide. Forty-eight human teeth were used, divided into groups according to the drink to which it was exposed: Peruvian purple corn extract (MM), green tea (T) and distilled water (A); half of the specimens exposed to each drink were subjected to tooth whitening with 35 % hydrogen peroxide during the first days of exposure to pigmentation, resulting in the following groups: Group A: Without bleaching + purple corn, Group B: Without whitening + green tea, Group C: No whitening + distilled water, Group D: With whitening + purple corn, Group E: With whitening + green tea, Group F: With whitening + distilled water. The color changes were measured with a digital spectrophotometer (VITA Easyshade Advance 4.0, VITA, Germany) before bleaching, during whitening, after whitening and at the end of 36 days of exposure to pigments. According to the ∆E, the purple corn extract differs significantly with the distilled water (p <0.05). Regarding the degree of luminosity, the purple corn extract with whitening presented the lowest luminosity values (p <0.05). As for the chroma, there were no differences between the groups (p> 0.05). Exposure to purple corn extract pigments the teeth, during whitening the purple corn extract does not affect the treatment, but if the exposure continues after tooth whitening, the color of the teeth will be affected.

KEY WORDS: Hydrogen peroxide, teeth whitening, staining.


How to cite this article

VILCHEZ, F. R. K.; RUMICHE, F. A. & TAY, L. Y. Effect of purple corn beverage “Chicha morada” during dental bleaching. In vitro. Int. J. Odontostomat., 12(4):416-422, 2018.


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