Bleaching of the teeth is a form of whitening, however, not all whitening is performed by bleaching.
The active ingredient found in bleaching agents is _______________.
Extrinsic stains can only be lightened by the use of chemical means in a bleaching agent.
Which of the following can cause extrinsic staining?
Which of the following extrinsic stains should not be scaled?
Which of the following is NOT necessary to review to determine if an individual is a candidate for whitening their teeth?
Which of the following is NOT a contraindication for bleaching?
Typically, in-surgery bleaching is performed using _______________.
Which of the following statements about in-office bleaching is FALSE?
Dental offices dispense what kinds of take-home bleaching options?
All of the following are true for OTC customer purchased bleaching products EXCEPT:
The best option for bleaching is _______________.
The most common side effect(s) of bleaching is/are _______________.
Which of the following can contribute to whether one experiences sensitivity from bleaching?
Intervention(s) that can help minimize or prevent tooth sensitivity include _______________.
All of the following can help prevent or minimize gingival irritation EXCEPT:
Denice Hartwell comes into your office 2 weeks after her husband Jim. She will be attending Jim’s high school reunion with him next weekend and mentions how great his teeth are lightening up. She drinks green tea daily and feels that her teeth are yellowing too. She wants to know what the best option for her might be given her time frame. She has no history of sensitivity and started using a sensitive toothpaste when Jim did. She has never tried whitening before.
It has been one year since you have completed SRP for William and he has been seeing you faithfully every 3 months for periodontal maintenance. He has been very diligent with his home care and has been keeping the surface staining to a minimum, especially since he has quit smoking. He also has not had any further gingival recession. At his perio maintenance visit today he mentioned he still would like to discuss whitening options. Since he has done so well with his homecare and is in a better state of health you are happy to discuss his options. He mentioned he is concerned about the cost but does want to get significant results. Which of the following would be viable options for William?
Annie Walsh recently learned she is pregnant and will be in her cousin’s wedding in 4 months. She wants to know if she can bleach her teeth before the wedding since she will be in photos and hasn’t bleached them in a few years. Upon completing her oral health assessment, you notice she has slight generalized gingivitis which is commonly seen during pregnancy and no surface stains. What do you recommend for Annie?