Study: Teeth whitening does not damage enamel surface

A new in vivo study in the current Journal of the American Dental Association (June 2012, Vol. 143:6, pp. 580-586) showed that teeth whitening gels do not alter calcium and phosphorus concentrations on the surface of enamel.

Researchers from São Leopoldo Mandic Institute and Research Center in Brazil examined the changes in calcium and phosphorus concentrations in enamel after the use of home-use and in-office teeth bleaching treatments inside the …

Online Teeth Whitening Scams

dazzle-smileBeware of online ads selling teeth whitening products. They claim that application of pastes, gels and dental strips will whiten or brighten your teeth. The products are not endorsed by accredited dentists or the Food and Drug Administration. There is growing concerns about the effectiveness and safety of these products.

Complaints regarding the billing practices of some of these companies have been on the rise. People are finding it is …