Navigation Links
Be Smart About Tooth Whitening
Date:5/18/2009

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Everyone wants a whiter, brighter smile. These days, there are many ways people seek to achieve this goal, from a whitening procedure in the dental office to strips sold over-the-counter to whitening toothpaste. Recently, tooth whitening kiosks have been popping up in places such as local malls. This trend raises the question, is it safe?

The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) encourages the public to consult with and have a thorough examination performed by a licensed and registered dentist prior to having any tooth whitening procedure.

PDA reminds the public that tooth whitening procedures, outside of those readily available for over-the-counter purchase by the consumer for self-use, should be performed only by a licensed dentist within a registered dental office or branch thereof. The Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry also is developing a policy statement that will help provide more guidance by clearly defining tooth whitening as the practice of dentistry. This approach will ensure that the patient's specific dental needs are being properly addressed by an individual who is trained and licensed to diagnose and identify possible complications that could occur due to inadequately performed procedures.

Since not all tooth discoloration is the same, patients should first be examined by a licensed dentist to see what type of bleaching is best. After an examination and cleaning to remove simple stains, your dentist may recommend one of the following treatment options:

  • Over-the-counter whitening products, such as whitening strips. These typically yield a very subtle lightening of the teeth. The American Dental Association only approves dentist-dispensed home-use whitening products, to ensure appropriate application and follow-up.
  • Prescription bleaching kits, dispensed by
    '/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Dental Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Smart Technology Makes Patient Data Collection Easier, More Efficient
2. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
3. Delta Dental of Illinois Introduces Smile Smart For Your Health
4. Toddler Study Proves Humans Outsmart Apes
5. SMART Association Becomes Healthcare Council Member of Smart Card Alliance
6. Smart insulin nanostructures pass feasibility test, UT study reports
7. New Oral-B(R) Triumph(TM) With SmartGuide(TM) is the First Power Toothbrush With a Wireless Display
8. Pasta Gets Smarter - and Healthier
9. Healthy Living Made Easy with New Diabetes Foodsmart e-Newsletter
10. Oridion Introduces New Smart Capnography System for Improved Patient Safety
11. SafeSmart, Inc. Presents SafetyTies to Sixth Annual MedAssets Technology Forum
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 Register to download the ... streamed the live webinar ‘Capitalizing on the Shifting Sands ... group of several M&A experts in the energy sector ... energy transaction marketplace. These experts shared their insights into ... market in this sector has been revitalized. This roundtable ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... MI (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... treatment program that gets clients off to a great ... they can believe in, has launched a new Eating ... , The new section highlights:, , ... and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), including anorexia ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nature, not ... intelligence of individual chimpanzees, a new study finds. ... it comes to cognitive [thinking] abilities in chimpanzees," William ... Atlanta, said in a news release from the journal ... give insight into the evolution of intelligence in humans, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... News) -- Men who have a vasectomy may be ... study suggests. But the risk is comparatively small, ... the study said more research is needed to determine ... the study, Harvard researchers analyzed data from more than ... starting in 1986. During that time, 6,023 cases of ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... experts on aggression, who research issues ranging from child ... World Meeting of the International Society for Research on ... , Georgia State University is hosting the prestigious world ... continents. , "We are excited to be bringing together ... will help produce fresh ideas about the causes, consequences ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Register to Download Merrill DataSite's Report: Capitalizing on the Shifting Sands of the Energy Market 2Health News:Latest A Forever Recovery Launches Eating Disorders Section on Website 2Health News:Like Humans, Chimps' Smarts May Rely on Genes 2Health News:Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer 3Health News:Georgia State hosts national conference on aggression 2Health News:Georgia State hosts national conference on aggression 3
... Study reports high success rate for new test, with results ... A new test can rapidly identify active tuberculosis in people ... about half of all people with active TB, the disease-causing ... new diagnostic tests are needed to help control the spread ...
... Irvine researchers have created a new approach that ... specific cells and organs. Kenneth Longmuir, associate ... professor of anatomy & neurobiology, used liposomes, small ... lipid molecules, as "packages" for the cancer chemotherapeutic ...
... N.Y., SEPT. 25, 2009 Journalists are invited to attend ... health care experts who will review and develop programs that ... The symposium, which will be held Oct. 8 and ... March of Dimes, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, ...
... testing effects on women and their offspring, , FRIDAY, ... women can cause serious consequences in both mothers and ... treatments. , An update on clinical trials was to ... American Thyroid Association, in Palm Beach, Fla. , "Detection ...
... ... costs, saving time and money , ... Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 25, 2009 -- Observations from Excel ... Philadelphia region, indicate that awareness levels for Direct Access, a law that allows people ...
... causes gastric cancer, it is still controversial that whether ... prevention of gastric cancer. This is especially important for Yamagata ... of gastric cancer in the world. A research ... World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. A ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Faster Detection of TB May Be on the Horizon 2Health News:UCI researchers create new strategy for highly selective chemotherapy delivery 2Health News:Experts to review quality improvement programs to prevent preterm birth 2Health News:Experts to review quality improvement programs to prevent preterm birth 3Health News:Studies Evaluate Thyroid Treatment During Pregnancy 2Health News:According to Excel Physical Therapy and Fitness, Awareness Still Low for Law that Allows People to go Directly to a Physical Therapist without a Doctor's Prescription 2Health News:According to Excel Physical Therapy and Fitness, Awareness Still Low for Law that Allows People to go Directly to a Physical Therapist without a Doctor's Prescription 3Health News:Does Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy prevent gastric cancer? 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... analog IC solutions, today announced that it will host ... at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time) ... 2014 third quarter ended June 30, 2014. ... before 6:50 a.m. Pacific time on July 24, 2014.  ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... completed the sale to Galderma of all rights to ... by Valeant for $1.4 billion in cash, pursuant to ... completed its acquisition of Galderma. "We ... to a company that is firmly committed to the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... WOONSOCKET, R.I. , July 10, 2014 CVS ... its board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of ... The dividend is payable on August 1, 2014, to holders ... Caremark CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping ... integrated pharmacy company in the United States ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
... DIEGO, May 4, 2011 Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: ... precision intravascular diagnosis and therapy guidance tools designed to ... said today that it will be participating in the ... Wednesday, May 11. The presentation by Scott ...
... Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KERX ), ... commercialization of medically important pharmaceutical products for the treatment ... today announced the pricing of an underwritten registered offering ... price of $4.70 per share. The aggregate ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Prices Common Stock Offering 2
For temporary cardiac pacing after open heart surgery. The zig-zag portion of the heartwire is embedded into the desired area of the myocardium (epicardially)....
... (RAM) is the first visual examination device that ... in eyes with glaucoma, cataract, and macular disease. ... test each eye easily in under 60 seconds. ... Columbia University in New York City, the RAM ...
... The STRATUSOCT is a diagnostic imaging device ... the retina for objective measurement and subjective ... and retinal diseases. The STRATUSOCT images and ... layer and the optic disc using the ...
The Hybrid Fixator consists of Three basic components: rings, wires, clamps. Final fracture reduction can be easily performed after frame assembly....
Medicine Products: