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Bleachorexia: When Teeth Are Never White Enough



June 2, 2011

The American obsession with dental hygiene has
taken an ironic turn over the past decade. In an attempt to have the bright,
white, healthy-looking smile of the stars, many consumers are bleaching their teeth into oblivion.

Dentists call this
addiction to whitening “bleachorexia,” calling the
overbleachers “bleach junkies.” Such patients abuse in-office and at
home bleaching agents,leaving teeth eroded,prone to sensitivity and extremely unhealthy,
despite their pearly white exteriors.

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About author
Dr. Ken Serota, DDS, MMSc Author of over 70 publications, Ken has lectured on Endodontics and Implantology around the world. MMSc from the Harvard-Forsyth Dental Center in Boston, MA; Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Ken is the founder of ROOTS – an online educational forum for dentists from around the world who wish to learn cutting edge endodontic therapy.
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