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Dentistry Trends in Teeth Whitening

8 APR 2014

In today’s world, everyone wants to flash a beautiful, pleasing smile. Tooth whitening is the most requested cosmetic dental procedure by patients of all ages. Consumers who want affordable, fast results often try over-the-counter products, to mixed results. In the search for a whitening product that works, consumers looks for one that is easy to use while producing effective, long-lasting results. A myriad of whitening products are available for at-home use, making the selection difficult. Dental consumers lack current information about whitening products and turn to dental professionals for recommendations. Tooth whitening products for at-home use are marketed in toothpastes, or as gels or liquids that are applied in trays, cellophane strips or with a brush applicator. But are these all the options available? If you’re interested in learning more about new trends in teeth whitening, you should check out this great blog by the National Academy of Health & Business.

“An expanded approach helps dental professionals better manage patients from a preventive perspective. By understanding patients’ susceptibility to disease, better treatment and preventive regimens can be offered. At the start of the 1980s, there was limited scientific consensus on what constituted the disease process called dental caries and no real understanding of the bacterial biofilm that initiates the disease. Some even doubted that dental professionals or graduates ofdental assistant schools would ever embrace a preventive treatment for adult caries! Today, preventive dentistry is a dynamic and exciting field constantly innovating with the goal of helping you avoid caries.”