Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

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

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


MG Demirel1, MT Tuncdemir2 
1 Department of Prosthodontics, Dentistry Faculty, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
2 Department of Restorative Dentistry, Dentistry Faculty, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Mr. M G Demirel
Department of Prosthodontic Dentistry, Necmettin Erbakan University, Dentistry Faculty Ankara St., 74/A, Konya
Turkey

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.


How to cite this article:
Demirel M G, Tuncdemir M T. Influence of age, gender, and educational background on tooth color.Niger J Clin Pract 2019;22:162-166


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Demirel M G, Tuncdemir M T. Influence of age, gender, and educational background on tooth color. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Feb 17 ];22:162-166
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