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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 162-166

Influence of age, gender, and educational background on tooth color

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Dentistry Faculty, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
2 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Dentistry Faculty, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey

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Mr. M G Demirel
Department of Prosthodontic Dentistry, Necmettin Erbakan University, Dentistry Faculty Ankara St., 74/A, Konya
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_442_18

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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of age, gender, and educational background on the color coordinates of the maxillary central incisor. Materials and Methods: The color of the maxillary central incisor teeth of 302 individuals was measured using a spectrophotometer. The L*, a*, and b* parameters were recorded. T-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and the Scheffe's post-hoc tests were used to describe the relation of the L*, a*, and b* values between color with age, gender, and educational background. Results: The results of this study showed that a significant difference among all three parameters of color and age was observed. There was a significant difference for the a* and b* parameters for gender, but no difference was found for the L* parameter. Finally, there was a significant difference in the L* and a* parameters, but no difference in the b* parameter in terms of educational background. Conclusions: As individuals age, their tooth color darkens. Women have lighter teeth than men. The tooth color of high school graduates was found to be lighter than that of the other groups.

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