Presenter: Taiseer Sulaiman, DDS, PhD

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Tooth whitening has become one of the most frequently requested dental procedures by the public. The public has come to demand whiter, more perfect smiles and in response many choices for tooth whitening have been made available.

These include home-based products such as toothpastes, gels, and films, as well as in-office based systems where products containing highly concentrated bleaching agents are applied under professional supervision. The profession and public have been aware of certain risks related to tooth whitening such as increased tooth sensitivity and gingival irritation.

New research has shown that there are other risks such as tooth surface roughening and softening, increased potential for demineralization, degradation of dental restorations, and unacceptable color change of dental restorations. The new research is also focused on optimizing whitening procedures to reduce tooth sensitivity and to increase the persistence of the whitening.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the mechanism of vital tooth bleaching.
  2. List the different types of bleaching systems; at-home bleaching systems, over-the-counter systems and in-office bleaching system.
  3. Discuss the effect of tooth whitening products can have on the tooth structure

Presenter: Taiseer Sulaiman, DDS, PhD

Course Details

CE Hours

1.0 Hour

Subject Code

130 Electives

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