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5 Myths About Teeth Whitening
Before you brighten your smile, get the facts.

Before you brighten your smile, get the facts.

Teeth whitening can help brighten up a dingy smile. There are many possible choices, from professional whitening in a dentist's office to do-it-yourself kits. Whatever you choose, it's important to get the facts ahead of time. Not everything you hear about teeth whitening is true. Check out these debunked myths.

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Medical References

  1. In-Office Teeth Whitening: Professional Advantages. Costs and Options, Consumer Guide to Dentistry.
  2. Statement on the Safety and Effectiveness of Tooth Whitening Products. American Dental Association.
  3. Teeth Whitening: Frequently Asked Questions. Cleveland Clinic.
  4. Tooth Whitening. Oral Health Foundation.
  5. Tooth Whitening/Bleaching: Treatment Considerations for Dentists and Their Patients. American Dental Association.
  6. Whitening: 5 Things to Know About Getting a Brighter Smile. American Dental Association.

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