Tooth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that can remove unsightly stains. From dental office procedures to at-home whiteners, there are many safe and effective whitening options, says the American Dental Association.
Before whitening, the ADA encourages people to:
- Check with your dentist. Whitening is not recommended for everyone.
- For over-the-counter options, only use products that bear the ADA seal of acceptance.
- Do not use household items to whiten teeth.
- Be aware of the possible inflammation and tooth sensitivity that may follow whitening.