Whitening

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Abstract:

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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Author(s):
California Dental Association
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Dental enamel, Gingiva, Tooth bleaching, Tooth discoloration, Toothpastes
Copyright:
Copyrighted
Date Last Reviewed:
5/30/2017
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