Tooth Whitening: Comprehensive Review and Clinical Guidelines

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1. Intrinsic staining is the type that occurs from within the tooth.

  a. True

  b. False


2. Intrinsic staining may be caused by all of the following, except:

  a. Aging

  b. Fluorosis

  c. Trauma

  d. Chlorhexidine mouth rinse.


3. The active ingredient in most tooth whitening systems is hydrogen peroxide.

  a. True

  b. False


4. The objective for the use of lights or laser in tooth whitening is to:

  a. Control the process.

  b. Speed up the process.

  c. Avoid tooth sensitivity.

  d. Decrease micro-leakage.


5. A discolored, endodontically treated tooth is best treated in-office, or “walking bleach” techniques.

  a. True

  b. False


6. Tooth bleaching on patients is allowed without an examination by the dentist.

  a. True

  b. False


7. Patient preparation for tooth bleaching includes:

  a. Complete medical history and examination.

  b. An informed consent signature by the patient.

  c. Determination of the initial shade prior to treatment.

  d. All of the above.


8. Potential side effects include all of the following, except:

  a. Tooth sensitivity

  b. Soft tissue irritation

  c. Reversible tooth damage

  d. Demineralization


9. Tooth whitening procedures have no effect on the ability of bonding materials to adhere to tooth structure.

  a. True

  b. False


10. Factors to teach patients for good chairside communication, include:

  a. Color relapse may occur.

  b. Excessive use of whitening products may be harmful.

  c. Tooth sensitivity management.

  d. All of the above.