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How should I use OTC tooth whiteners?

I recommend OTC tooth whitening only after my patient has been cleaned and examined, and has no dental problems. Patients with slight to moderately stained teeth can benefit from OTC tooth whiteners and should follow instructions on the packaging.
Because there are so many different types and combinations of OTC tooth whiteners, there are also many different ways to use them. You should follow the directions of your dentist and those printed on the product container. Your whitening treatment might involve trays, gels, strips, toothpaste, tooth floss, or mouthwash.

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