A 40-year-old male asked:
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im 4 months post accutane treatment after taking it for close to 9 months. can i get a dentist teeth whitening procedure? is it safe? would i relapse?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: See your a dentist for controlled tooth whitening. Not sure what it is that you are worried about relapsing.
Answered on Jan 3, 2016
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Tooth Whitening: At first I did not understand your concern. Then I figured it out. I assume you are worried about possible increased sensitivity to light, especially with advertising about "laser" whitening. First, lasers are actually not used, only bright white light & can be directed only on teeth but ask dentist first! Better yet use dentist supplied take home whitening gels that work just as well or better
Answered on Jan 3, 2016
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Safe and Effective: Teeth whitening is safe and effective with no negative effects to the systemic general health. Your dentist can also help you choose the most effective whitening method for your individual situation.
Answered on Jan 3, 2016
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