tooth bleaching

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tooth bleaching

the process of removing stains or color from teeth by applying chemicals, such as hydrogen peroxide or urea peroxide.

tooth bleaching

Use of an oxidizing chemical to remove stain or discoloration from a tooth. Bleaching techniques vary according to the vitality of the pulp.

at-home tooth bleaching

The lightening or whitening of discolored teeth, using a bleaching gel. Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are common bleaching agents used for this purpose in concentrations ranging from 3% to 25%. Treatment must be carefully monitored to avoid overbleaching and damage to surrounding soft tissue.


Bleaching agents must not be placed on exposed root surfaces or soft tissue.
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Luster Premium White[R] announces 2 Minute White Dental Whitening Treatment[TM].
Rembrandt developed the original whitening toothpaste and later expanded its product offerings within the dental whitening category.
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However, dentists contacted by Gulf News said that many residents chase aACAythe look' by opting for home dental whitening kits and/or for frequent professional treatments.
8,496,947 B2; Creative Specialty Products, LLC, Lewes, DE, has patented a dental whitening strip that has a three layer laminated structure.
Pure Dental Whitening makes use of a whitening formula based on concentrated hydrogen peroxide, glycerin USP, propylene glycol and carbomer.
1, 7-13) Authors such as Dishman et al (14) and Villarreal et al (15) maintain that whitening agents interfere with composite resin adhesion to dental structure due to interaction with residual oxygen in form of free radicals that remain on tissues two to four weeks after completing the dental whitening procedure, (7, 8, 10) thus blocking their adhesive properties.
Other considerations have been the inconvenience and hesitation over known side effects of dental whitening products including teeth sensitivity, gum irritation and enamel erosion issues.
The fraudsters had also used Mrs Clarke's money to buy sex toys, trainers, dental whitening services, jewellery, make-up and pounds 200-worth of DVDs.
A DENTAL whitening products scam has been a real kick in the teeth for one customer.
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You could keep King Justin in dental whitening strips for nearly six months.