tooth whitening


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Any process intended to whiten yellowed or stained teeth

Complications Improperly applied, whiteners have been associated with tooth disintegration

tooth whitening

Dentistry Any process is intended to whiten yellowed or stained teeth Complications Improperly applied, whiteners have been associated with tooth disintegration. See Cosmetic dentistry.
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A tooth whitening paste imported from the Netherlands has been removed from the market as it contains Sodium Perborate, which meets EU criteria as toxic and can affect fertility and fetal development, the health services said.
He believes rising demand for a quick result has led to an overwhelming number of beauty salons and back-street tooth whitening parlours carrying out treatments illegally.
Your dentist will assess you first, tell you about the options for tooth whitening and which is most suitable.
However, a darker issue has surfaced with this trend-the rise of non-dentists providing certain tooth whitening procedures at salons, spas and shopping malls.
Tooth whitening has now become a common cosmetic dental procedure.
Elaine Taylor-Valles of Southport, who described herself as a "fully qualified beautician", carried out tooth whitening treatments at her Diamonds salon in the town's Lord Street.
The active ingredient of any tooth whitening product is hydrogen peroxide, which when activated is broken down to form oxygen which enters the enamel and dentine, bleaching out any staining while allowing the tooth structure to remain unchanged.
Three states have bills pending to declare tooth whitening to be the practice of dentistry.
This clearly organized and thorough 2-volume text presents the principles and techniques of tooth whitening.
He said teeth whitening is registered as a cosmetic procedure in the EU but the present situation in the UK is that it is illegal to supply a product for the purpose of tooth whitening if that product releases more than 0.
The answer lies with cosmetic dentistry - straightening techniques, veneers, crowns and tooth whitening.