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“Bleachorexia” – a warning about Over-Whitening Teeth

Courtesy of the ADA:

ABC News (11/24, Boudreau) reported on its website and carried video from a Good Morning America “Morning Stir” segment reporting on “Bleachorexia,” a new term some dentists are using for people who obsessively over-whiten their teeth. The segment drew heavily on the experience of five-time World Boxing Council champion Mia St. John, whose dentist Laurence Rifkin “said overbleaching is common and can lead to receding gums and oversensitivity.” During the Good Morning America segment, George Stephanopoulos also interviewed Dr. Jen Ashton, who advised visiting a dentist before beginning any tooth whitening regimen. Good Morning America concluded the segment by reading a statement from the American Dental Association, which said, “Patients should be cautioned that not enough information is available to support unsupervised long-term and/or repeated use of bleaching products.”

Picking up on the Good Morning America segment, the Daily Mail (UK) (11/25) also reports on the issue of over-whitening. The Daily Mail report cites an American Dental Association survey that found that 96 percent of adults believe “a good smile can make a person more attractive,” and 74 percent “consider a bad one to be a career disadvantage,” likely a root cause for those who do not practice moderation when whitening their teeth.

You can view the Daily Mail article by Clicking Here

Patients Advised To Brush Teeth Later In The Morning.

In a 1,500-word article on how people can “have the healthiest day of your life,” Good Housekeeping (11/24, Heyman) reports that people should wait until later in the morning, around 9 a.m. when they arrive at work, to brush their teeth. “You’ve worked out, had a protein-packed meal, and made it to the office. Now, attend to your teeth,” the article advises. “The American Dental Association recommends waiting 30 minutes after consuming something acidic before taking out your toothbrush,” as it may weaken the tooth’s enamel otherwise. Later in the evening, the article advises patients brush their teeth again, adding that doing so a little earlier can help curb late-night snacking.

– Courtesy of the ADA

13 Ways for Dentists to Disappoint Trick-or-Treaters

This is just for fun.  I would never do ANY of these…. or would I?  😉

  1. All children must sit in a makeshift waiting room on your front lawn for 20 minutes before receiving one piece of sugar-free candy
  2. Repurpose that old composite by wrapping it in foil in the shape of a Hershey’s Kiss
  3. Distribute disclosing tablets.  Talk about Shock Tarts
  4. Mass produce and distribute leaflets spreading the word about your candy buy-back program
  5. Trade xylitol gum for the promise of positive reviews on Google
  6. Carve a jack-o-lantern with your handpick in the carport to provide foreshadowing
  7. Overload children with candy if they have primary teeth.  Kids with permanent teeth get a candy-coated talking to about the dangers of All Hallow’s Eve
  8. Decorate the outside of your house with clinical pictures of caries
  9. Sell mouthwash lemonade-stand style on the sidewalk
  10. Turn away any trick-or-treaters who didn’t schedule an appointment
  11. Deal exclusively in jawbreakers.  Good for business
  12. Use candy cigarettes to raise awareness for oral cancer screenings
  13. Dress up like a dentist

Taken from DentalTown magazine