Do Teeth Whitening Kits you Use at Home Really Work?

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By Timberlake Dental curated from ClevelandClinic.org

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Most of us wouldn’t mind making our pearly whites a little brighter. Teeth can get discolored from tea, coffee and wine stains, smoking or simply from growing older. But if you want to whiten your teeth at home with a teeth-whitening kit, here are five things you should do.

See full article on ClevelandClinic.org

Commentary:

As stated in the article, “Whitening is very safe, but you should use it judiciously,” says Hadie Rifai, DDS. “Overuse can cause tooth pain or sensitivity. You should consult your dentist before using prescription dental whitening products.”

Additionally, the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs has monitored the development of tooth-whitening products for roughly two decades, as they continued to become more popular.

However, Dr. Rifai cautions that if you have periodontal disease, you should not use the home whitening products without first consulting a professional.”