New standards issued by the American Dental Association (ADA) earlier this year will make teeth whitening products available at the office of Dr. Reitano safer for patients to use. Over the last decade, our programs for teeth whitening have increased in popularity. Because Dr. Reitano is concerned with the welfare of his patients, he is serious about recommending and using products covered under ANSI/ADA Standard No. 136.

The new standards are meant to improve the safety and decrease the toxicity of products that bleach natural teeth. Included in the standards are specific concentrations of active ingredients, requirements on how much products can affect enamel softening or erosion and how teeth whitening solutions affect soft tissues. New instructions for proper usage are also part of the directive. Dr. Reitano intends to provide his patients only with teeth whitening products that comply with the new ingredient and usage standards.