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    How Safe is Tooth Whitening

    You can’t open a magazine or go on social media without seeing someone with a set of perfect; pearly whites smiling back at you. We’ve all become obsessed with getting the perfect smile; which is why the demand for teeth whitening products has soared in recent years.

    The process of modern teeth whitening was discovered in the 19th Century. Dentists during this time would use a form of hydrogen peroxide gel as a local to numb the gums during dental procedures. They soon noticed that a side-effect of this treatment was that it turned their patient’s teeth brilliant white and sparkly. And so, modern tooth whitening was born!

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