It’s not for everyone Tooth whitening is not a good choice for all people. If your gums have pulled away from the teeth in some places, whitening may irritate these areas. If you have tooth decay (cavities) or gum disease, your dentist may recommend that these be treated before whitening. Also, it is important to be aware that the color of fillings, crowns, implants and some stains cannot be changed by tooth whitening. Talk to your dentist about tooth whitening before you begin. He or she will do an oral exam to find out if it’s right for you. Keep your teeth white If you have whitened your teeth recently, they may stain more easily. To keep your teeth white for as long as possible, avoid tobacco products and stain-causing food and drinks (like coffee, tea, and red wine) for several days after whitening. Keep in mind that teeth usually return to their original shade over time. But if you can steer clear of tobacco and large amounts of stain-causing food and drinks, your teeth may stay bright for several years. Home-use whiteners come from your dentist or are sold over the counter. They may be applied to your teeth using trays, strips, as a rinse, or with a brush. They usually contain a chemical called peroxide (pur-OX-eyed), which gets below the surface to lighten tooth enamel. Home-use whiteners are meant to be used over days or weeks. Your dentist may make custom whitening trays for your upper and lower teeth. You put the whitening gel in the trays and wear them for short times during the day or overnight. Your dentist will tell you how long to wear them. If you wear the trays for too long, the peroxide in the gel can irritate your teeth. Before in-office whitening After in-office whitening TALK TO YOUR DENTIST In-office whitening is done in the dental office. In-office whiteners are much stronger than whitening toothpastes and home-use whiteners because they have more peroxide. They can change the color of your teeth faster than the other methods. In-office whitening is usually done in about one hour. To help protect your mouth from the peroxide, your gum tissues will be covered with either a thin sheet of rubber or a protective gel. A light or laser may be used in addition to the peroxide. Whitening treatment may cause your teeth to be sensitive to very hot or cold temperatures. Whitening may also irritate your gums for a short time. If the side effects do not go away after a few days, see your dentist. To avoid harming your teeth and gums, always follow the product directions and all instructions from your dentist. If your teeth become very sensitive or if you get sores in your mouth, stop using the products and call your dentist. Side effects There is such a thing as too much whitening! Do not use whitening products for longer than listed in the product directions or by your dentist. Too much whitening can make your teeth and gums hurt badly. It can even harm your tooth enamel. STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2-9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Pricing for Brochures Tobacco and Oral Health Tobacco in any form can harm patients’ health. This brochure compares many popular forms of tobacco—including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, smokeless tobacco and waterpipes—and emphasizes that each is detrimental to oral health. It features infographics with staggering statistics about vaping, as well as images to show the oral effects tobacco can have. Finally, it highlights reasons to quit and helpful tips and resources to make quitting easier. W190 8 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB070 REVISED Get the Facts about Mouth and Throat Cancer Raise your patients’ awareness of the risk of mouth and throat cancer and what signs and symptoms to watch for. This brochure features clinical images of oral cancers and gives tips for lowering the risk of developing mouth and throat cancers. It emphasizes that early detection is key, reinforcing the need for regular dental appointments. W151 6 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB072 Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Talk to Your Dentist about Snoring This brochure topic addresses the connection between snoring and sleep- related breathing disorders like sleep apnea. It explains common signs and symptoms as well as what causes sleep apnea. Review ways to treat snoring and sleep apnea and highlight the important role the dentist plays as part of the patient’s overall treatment plan. W168 6 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB098 Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Talk to your dentist about snoring Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Talk to your dentist about snoring Health STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2-9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Pricing for Brochures Tooth Whitening for a Brighter Smile Make whitening choices accessible and easy to understand with this handy brochure. It gives an overview of whitening toothpastes, home-use whitening and in-office whitening. It explains the merits of each as well as possible side effects, and touches on the limitations of whitening. W285 6 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB026 REVISED Dental Veneers: Improve Your Smile Share the smile-enhancing benefits of veneers with your patients. Our brochure outlines the reasons to choose veneers, with added before-and-after photos and illustrations of veneer placement. It covers the benefits of porcelain vs. composite veneers, as well as placement steps. Gives patients a list of factors to consider before opting for veneers and what they can expect before and after getting them. W28820 6 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB028 PATIENT EDUCATION 58 ORDER BY PHONE: 800.947.4746 OVERALL HEALTH | COSMETIC ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 59
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