Rude Health: Beware the dangers of dental bleach

Dentists in Ireland are reporting a boom in teeth bleaching as people search for that perfect Hollywood smile.

7th January, 2006

Dentists in Ireland are reporting a boom in teeth bleaching as people search for that perfect Hollywood smile.

Teeth naturally become darker as we age. But there are also other causes of tooth discoloration such as smoking and the consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, cola and red wine.

Dental bleaching - the practice of treating teeth chemically to make them white - is generally agreed by dentists to be the most effective...

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