Request for White Teeth Tops Survey

Published Online: Tuesday, June 1, 2004

The recent 2003 American Dental Association (ADA)/Colgate Oral Health Trend Survey revealed that 64% of dentists ranked tooth whitening as the number-1 requested procedure by patients between 40 and 60 years old.

Veneers, bonding, or crowns came in second, with 58%.

There are 2 ways to achieve tooth whitening. A product with peroxide can bleach the tooth, removing deep and surface stains. Nonbleaching whitening products with agents that work by physical or chemical action help remove surface stains.

The ADA recommends that patients speak with their dentist to determine the most appropriate whitening treatment. A complete oral examination by a dentist is crucial to determine whether bleaching is the best course of treatment.



Latest Articles
Pharmacists might be surprised to learn that Pinterest is a hotbed for anti-vaccine sentiment.
The FDA has approved betamethasone dipropionate spray, 0.05%, as a treatment for mild to moderate plaque psoriasis in patients aged 18 years and older.
Medication errors injure thousands of patients annually, and while mistakes occur with all medication classes, those involving antiretroviral therapies are particularly troublesome.
Acute respiratory infections such as the common cold are often accompanied by cough and congestion caused by mucus hypersecretion.
Latest Issues
$auto_registration$
VSEO N/A