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Article: Volume 44 Number 1 Page 56 - January 2017

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  Dent Update 2017; 44: 56-63

Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry:  Frequently Asked Questions about Vital Tooth Whitening

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Abstract: Improving patients’ aesthetics is an important request in daily practice. Tooth whitening is a treatment option available for improving aesthetics. This paper will pose questions asked by our patients on bleaching techniques and outcomes and offer appropriate up-to-date answers.

Clinical relevance: This paper addresses the most important questions raised by patients and colleagues concerning vital tooth whitening (VTW).

Author notes: Emilie Mchantaf, DESS, DU, Assistant Head of Clinic, Hicham Mansour, DESS, Clinical Chief Assistant, Joseph Sabbagh, DDS, MSc, PhD, FICD, Associate Professor, Mireille Feghali, DESS, DU, Head of Clinic, Department of Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon and Robbie J McConnell, BDS, FFD, PhD, Emeritus Professor, University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. (prof.robert.mcconnell@gmail.com)

Objective: To understand vital tooth whitening (VTW) including available techniques and products, indications, contra-indications and recommendations.