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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.
Do I have to do anything after teeth whitening?
To keep your teeth whiter, it is a good idea to avoid food and drink that can stain your teeth, such as black coffee, tea, strong curry, cola drinks and red wine. You may also need more whitening treatments over time to maintain the desired …
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