Can At-Home Whitening Kits Over-Brighten Your Teeth?

Dr. Oz has the answer.

Q: Can at-home whitening kits over-brighten your teeth?

Oz Says: Not likely. Most people reach a plateau after a few weeks or months, depending on their particular pearlies. A fake look may be due to a lack of gradation in color, says Gerard Kugel, DMD, PhD, of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Teeth tend to be yellower at the root, whiter in the middle, and a little translucent on the edge. At-home whiteners can leave the color uniform; backing off on frequency may help restore a more natural look.

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This story originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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