Wanted: New tools for better dental care

ABU DHABI — The desire to maintain cleaner and whiter teeth mean adults spend significant sums of money to maintain that appearance.

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Published: Sun 14 Nov 2010, 11:58 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:59 PM

As a result of this trend, dental professionals have diversified their practices by offering new preventative and cosmetic treatments in dental whitening.

“Dentistry has changed radically in the past decade with tremendous advances in tooth whitening allowing greater predictability in the results,” said Dr Edward Lynch, head of Dental Education and Research at Warwick University, UK.

Speaking at the Dentistry Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, Dr Lynch stressed the need for dentists in the Middle East to embrace the new techniques and tools available in dentistry to ensure better care for patients.

During his lecture on the ‘Essentials for Providing Excellent Quality Care for Patients’, Dr Lynch discussed the advantages and disadvantages of in-office tooth whitening, the latest developments with home whitening and the latest development with the use of in-office whitening carried out by the patient at home.

Chemical tooth bleaching can be performed in-office by dental professionals or by home-use products that can be bought from a dentist’s office or purchased as over-the-counter products. These are available as pastes or gels that are used in trays, paint-on liquids, strips and rinses.

“The most effective method for teeth whitening is to combine Ozone with hydrogen peroxide, which cascades a reaction making the bleaching more rapid and more effective,” said Dr Lynch.


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