Released: Friday, September 24, 2021
Expires: Monday, September 30, 2024
Commercial Supporter: Henry Schein Dental
This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook features a continuing education (CE) article that reviews different teeth whitening methods, particularly an in-office technique to reduce tooth sensitivity using 37% carbamide peroxide. An accompanying article describes the importance of a dental hygienist’s ability to educate patients about the advantages and disadvantages of different cosmetic dentistry strategies. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: Teeth Whitening: Discoloration Causes, Treatment Methods, and Sensitivity Concerns
Gregg A. Helvey, DDS, MAGD, CDT
The request to improve the appearance of a smile has increased since the public has become more aware of what dentistry has to offer. Patients now have options that range from invasive procedures, which include crowns, veneers, and implants, to minimally invasive micro- and macro-abrasion procedures and non-invasive procedures, such as teeth whitening. This article reviews different teeth whitening methods, particularly an in-office technique to reduce tooth sensitivity using 37% carbamide peroxide.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
Know Your Whitening Options: Types of Formulation, Delivery, and More
Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH
As the demand for cosmetic dentistry continues to increase, a dental hygienist’s ability to educate patients about the advantages and disadvantages of different strategies is important. Would a particular patient get their desired results with an over-the-counter whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, a take-home tray, or in-office whitening? What are the differences between hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide? How much will compliance impact the outcome? These details and more should be understood and shared prior to recommending a particular treatment.