This one-page handout uses a question and answer format to educate people about tooth whitening. It explains why teeth can become discolored, and clarifies which kinds of stains can be successfully whitened. It compares whitening procedures that take place in a dental office to at-home whitening options, and outlines side effects. The document discusses over-the-counter whitening products and whitening toothpastes, and recommends that people consult with a dentist to find the safest and most effective tooth whitening method for them.
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