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What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is the application of whitening products to the teeth. Usually this involves chemicals called hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. Results are usually better if you discuss whitening with your dentist. Your dentist can also advise you if whitening is a …
Why should pregnant or breastfeeding women not use teeth-whitening products?
It is known that chemicals in whitening products can cross the placenta when you are pregnant and also enter the breast milk. It is unknown how they would affect your baby, so it is best to avoid them.
What is the best way to whiten my teeth?
Brushing regularly and avoiding food and drink that can stain your teeth can help keep your teeth white. If your teeth are stained, there is a range of whitening options, but a visit to your dentist for a whitening treatment will usually be more …
Why is whitening at the dentist better than using over-the-counter products?
Whitening by a dentist is better because your dentist is able to use stronger concentrations of whitening chemicals than those found in over-the-counter products. Your dentist can also give your teeth a …
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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Teeth whitening