Home-based chemically induced whitening (bleaching) of teeth in adults: A summary of a systematic review

Denise Blanchard, Kim van Wissen

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The demand for whiter teeth has been increasing, and home-based remedies are a popular way of whitening the teeth. These products may be prescribed by the dentist or purchased over the counter and comprise different modes to whiten the teeth and are administered in a range of ways by the person. This review found that the evidence was insufficient to draw reliable conclusions about the intervention, i.e., the use of these whitening products. The results indicated that people may experience side effects that irritate the mouth and gums. Therefore, nurses should direct people who are interested in teeth whitening to their dental professional for a discussion.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Feb 2020


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