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    Creating pearly white smiles

    Rounding up some of the best in-office and take-home teeth whitening solutions.

    Teeth whitening has quickly become one of the most requested cosmetic dentistry procedures. A recent survey showed that 80 percent of Americans ages 18 to 49 want whiter teeth, and according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Americans spent more than $1.4 billion on over-the-counter tooth whitening products in 2016 alone.

    Teeth whiteningMany people want to whiten their teeth to boost their self-confidence, make a positive first impression, or enhance their appearance for a big event like a wedding or job interview. Whether a patient desires teeth whitening to remove stains caused by food and drink, poor oral hygiene or tobacco use, there are plenty of in-office and take-home options to choose from.

    Read more: The top 5 ways cosmetic dentistry can benefit your practice

    Some formulas are designed to work in as little as a couple days, while others feature potassium nitrate or fluoride to minimize sensitivity. Many companies are also enhancing the fit and design of their whitening strips in order to keep them in place as well as improving the comfort of whitening trays.

    Whether you’re looking to add a whitening system to your office or you want to be able to recommend the best at-home solution to your patients, take a look at some of the latest options on the following pages.

    Click through the slides to see the products.

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    Kristen Mott
    Kristen Mott is the associate editor for Dental Products Report and Digital Esthetics.

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