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When should you not whiten teeth?

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To be on the safe side, pregnant women or nursing mothers should postpone teeth whitening.

Porcelain or composite dental crowns and bondings won't lighten up. So if you change the color of the teeth around them, you might wind up with an uneven smile or need to replace old fillings and crowns.

From: Teeth Whitening Safety Tips WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Richard H. Price, DMD, consumer advisor, American Dental Association.

Laurence Rifkin, DDS, Beverly Hills, Calif.

Michael Sesemann, DDS, president, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Grace Sun, DDS, West Hollywood, Calif.

American Dental Association: "Tooth Whitening Treatments."

Jorgensen, M. 2002. Journal of the American Dental Association,

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on August 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Richard H. Price, DMD, consumer advisor, American Dental Association.

Laurence Rifkin, DDS, Beverly Hills, Calif.

Michael Sesemann, DDS, president, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Grace Sun, DDS, West Hollywood, Calif.

American Dental Association: "Tooth Whitening Treatments."

Jorgensen, M. 2002. Journal of the American Dental Association,

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on August 23, 2018

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