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Health Tip: Tooth Whitening Safety

(HealthDay News) -- Tooth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that can remove unsightly stains. From dental office procedures to at-home whiteners, there are many safe and effective whitening options, says the American Dental Association.

Before whitening, the ADA encourages people to:

  • Check with your dentist. Whitening is not recommended for everyone.

  • For over-the-counter options, only use products that bear the ADA seal of acceptance.

  • Do not use household items to whiten teeth.

  • Be aware of the possible inflammation and tooth sensitivity that may follow whitening.

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