Pearly whites: Can you get a celebrity smile at home?
Although the quickest way to a whiter-than-white smile is to visit your dentist's office, you can do the job yourself at home if you invest a little more time -- and a lot less money! Take this quiz to find out more about getting your pearlies extra white in the comfort of your own home.
Where does teeth whitening rank in terms of annual requested cosmetic procedures?
In a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, what percentage of adults felt unattractive teeth could hurt a person's chance for career success?
How much did Americans spend on over-the-counter whitening products in 2006 alone?
How many naturally occurring shades of teeth are there?
Most people have teeth that are what shade?
What is the main ingredient in most teeth whitening pastes and gels?
This substance, also found in some whitening formulas, decomposes in the mouth to release hydrogen peroxide:
At-home whitening treatments can slightly weaken what?
the walls of your cheek cells
the enamel on your teeth
Which of the following groups shouldn't whiten their teeth?
those who've had a fluoride treatment
those with an active cavity
those whose teeth are sensitive to cold
Gum with this chemical can reduce staining by as much as 33 percent:
When used twice daily, whitening toothpastes take approximately how long to work?
two to four days
two to four weeks
two to four months
This substance can make teeth look instantly whiter:
What is the range of concentration of hydrogen peroxide in most at-home whitening gels?
.5 to .7 percent
1 to 2 percent
3 to 10 percent
Baking soda whitens teeth by breaking down what?
oxygen triple bonds
hydrogen single bonds
carbon double bonds
A paste made of baking soda and what common fruit can whiten teeth?
Which of the following foods can help whiten teeth?
whole grain bread
Swishing this in your mouth after eating can reduce staining:
Chewing gum with what chemical can not only help clean teeth, but also fight decay?
What part of the tooth is clear and porous?
Which of these is the most-effective type of at-home whitening product?