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Oral Care Guide For Teens - Oral Care Products - Tooth whitening angents

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Function
 
Photograph of a set of tooth whitening agents.
It is used to lighten the tooth stain or tooth colour.
 

Active ingredients
 
Oxidizing agents such as Hydrogen Peroxide or Carbamide Peroxide.
 

Is it suitable for you?
 
  • The effectiveness of tooth whitening agents depends on the type and severity of the stain or the tooth colour. Thus, you should consult your dentist before purchasing these whitening agents.
  • ‘Mild’ to ‘Moderate’ tooth sensitivity and gingival irritation are the common side effects.  It should be borne in mind that long term effects on the use of such products are not yet available.  Therefore, tooth whitening agents must be used under the dentist's supervision, and the instructions should be followed to ensure safety.
 
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