May 04, 2018 1 min read


This week Reactions looks into the best way to whiten teeth. It's
with science, clearly. Many people have turned to over-
the-counter teeth-whitening treatments. How do these work,
and are they safe? This week, Reactions looks at the chemistry of a whiter smile.

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Music: LA Funk by cragkeys

Writer/Narrator:
Noel Waghorn

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Video Producer:
Sean Parsons

Dental consultants:
Andre Ritter, DDS
Sonia Chung, DDS
Michael Hornyak, DDS

Scientific consultants:
Sophia Cai
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.

References:
Fluoride: http://www.ada.org/en/~/media/EBD/Fil...
Whitening toothpaste:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lif...
http://www.ada.org/en/science-researc...
http://science.howstuffworks.com/inno...
http://www.bu.edu/today/2012/the-trut...
http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/edu...
Safety: http://www.ada.org/en/about-the-ada/a...
Blue Covarine: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18...
Hydroxylapatite: http://pbsb.med.cornell.edu/pdfs/Elem...

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