Archive for the ‘teeth whitening’ Category

Dentists warn against ‘whitening overuse’

Dentists warn against ‘whitening overuse’

Dentists in the US are warning against the overuse of teeth-whitening products which are readily available in stores across the country. Over bleaching teeth can increase sensitivity and there have been cases where people have ended up with white spots on their teeth, according to some professionals. Furthermore, if the bleach is mistakenly applied to […]


Tooth whitening”fashion statement”

Tooth whitening”fashion statement”

Teeth whitening is not just a cosmetic treatment but a fashion statement, reports Business Daily Africa. "Most of my clients are in the entertainment, airline and beauty industries where image is vital," remarked Dr Faith Njoroge of Innovative Dental Clinic. She added that many Africans are now more aware of the appearance of their teeth, […]


Whiter teeth ‘most sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatment’

Whiter teeth ‘most sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatment’

Tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure, it has been claimed. US news source the Sun Journal cites figures from author Jonathan B Levine which predict the whitening product and services market will be worth $15 billion (£7.7 billion) by 2010. "I was standing between my two kids and my smile looked so […]


‘Most improvement’ noted in professional whitening treatments

‘Most improvement’ noted in professional whitening treatments

Professional teeth-whitening treatments give the most dramatic results in the quickest time, reports US News and World Report. The source stated that although often the most expensive option – priced between $500 (£256) and $1,000 in the US – the treatments are more convenient and show a more marked improvement than do-it-yourself kits. However Matthew […]


43% of Canadians ‘seek whiter teeth’

43% of Canadians ‘seek whiter teeth’

Over two-fifths of Canadians are enhancing their appearance by using some form of teeth whitening product, it has been revealed. As Valentine’s Day approaches, a new Harlequin Romance Report has discovered which secrets people are keeping from their loved ones. Along with teeth whitening, over half of respondents enhance their looks with hair dye and […]


Teens ‘seeking whiter teeth’

Teens ‘seeking whiter teeth’

Teenagers are performing their own teeth-whitening treatments to achieve brighter smiles, it has been reported. According to WTVQ-TV, there are certain things they – and their parents – need to be aware of with home whitening kits. "There could be extreme tooth sensitivity if it’s used improperly, if it’s kept on the teeth for too […]


‘Continued maintenance essential’ for teeth whitening

‘Continued maintenance essential’ for teeth whitening

Teeth whitening patients need to maintain regular upkeep of their brighter smile, it has been claimed. According to The White Teeth Company, following the procedure teeth can often become stained again after a few months if they are not maintained. "The investment incurred to have the treatment will be wasted," the firm stated. It claims […]


Strips or professional treatment ‘more effective than whitening toothpaste’

Strips or professional treatment ‘more effective than whitening toothpaste’

Whitening toothpastes are bad for people’s teeth, it has been claimed. US dentists told the Spectator that the toothpaste is no better than normal products and will wear down tooth enamel in a similar way to sandpaper. They also claimed that the concentration of bleach is "insignificant" and therefore could never make any real difference […]


Tooth whitening products ‘held back by red tape’

Tooth whitening products ‘held back by red tape’

The regulation of cosmetic products could risk stifling innovation, it has been claimed. Chris Flower, head of the UK cosmetics and perfumery association CTPA, told CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com that with some products, such as tooth whitening treatments, it is unclear whether they should be classed as a cosmetic or a medicine. He said that this presents EU […]


Tooth shade ‘dependent on DNA’

Tooth shade ‘dependent on DNA’

A bright white smile is more attainable than ever before, according to Dr Brian Hale. The San Antonio dentist said that although the colour of teeth is largely dependent on the individual’s genetic makeup, new whitening technology can help achieve a brighter shade. "Speak with your cosmetic dentist," he advised. "He or she is the […]