Article: Volume 45 Number 1 Page 44 - January 2018

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Dental Bleaching:  Dental Bleaching: An Update

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Abstract: Bleaching is a commonly sought aesthetic treatment. In recent years there have been changes to the legal aspects of dental bleaching. This article provides an overview of dental bleaching, the changes that have occurred and how they may affect the provision of this treatment. The article also discusses tray design, sensitivity and adhesive bonding, and summarizes the most common bleaching protocols currently used.

Clinical relevance: Clinicians should be aware of dental bleaching legalities and the methods and techniques used to treat discoloured teeth.

Author notes: Raheel Malik, BDS(Lond), BSc(Hons), General Dental Practitioner, Private Practice, Notting Hill. Programme Director, Clinical Tutor and Lecturer, Aspire Dental Academy.

Objective: To explain the legal changes governing tooth bleaching in the UK and understand tray design, sensitivity associated with bleaching and adhesive composite bonding post-bleaching. Enhanced CPD DO C