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UV light-enhanced tooth bleaching is not only a con, but is dangerous to your eyes and skin, says a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

The light therapy gives absolutely no benefit over bleaching without UV, and damages skin and eyes up to four times as much as sunbathing, reports a study in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
Those looking to match Tom Cruise's glittering pearly-whites would be better off ignoring claims of better bleaching with UV light therapy.

The therapy is at least as damaging to skin and eyes as sunbathing in Hyde Park for a midsummer's afternoon one lamp actually gave four times that level of radiation exposure.

And as with sunbathing, fair-skinned or light-sensitive people are at even greater risk, said main author Ellen Bruzell of the Nordic Institute of Dental Materials.



Tom Cruise smile comes with a price
This is a person receiving a UV light-assisted tooth bleaching treatment.

Credit: Ellen Bruzell, Nordic Institute of Dental Materials


Bruzell also observed that bleaching damaged teeth. She saw more exposed grooves on the enamel surface of bleached teeth than on unbleached teeth. These grooves make the teeth more vulnerable to mechanical stress.

Tooth bleaching is one of the most popular cosmetic dental therapys available. It uses a bleaching agent commonly hydrogen peroxide to remove stains such as those from red wine, tea and coffee, and smoking.

UV light is claimed to further activate the oxidation process, improving bleaching efficiency. The authors of this Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences article say there is very little substantive evidence to support this claim, and their newly released study finds no benefit to using UV light.


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UV light-enhanced tooth bleaching is not only a con, but is dangerous to your eyes and skin, says a Royal Society of Chemistry journal. The light therapy gives absolutely no benefit over bleaching without UV, and damages skin and eyes up to four times as much as sunbathing, reports a study in Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences

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