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The Massachusetts Dental Society's Word of Mouth Publication Addresses Teeth Whitening Fact vs. Fiction

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.—March 4, 2020—The Winter-Spring 2020 issue of Word of Mouth®, a semi-annual consumer publication of the Massachusetts Dental Society, is now available, featuring the cover story “Teeth Whitening: Fact vs. Fiction.”

Nothing beats the confidence that comes with a sparkling white smile. Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings will help keep your teeth clean and healthy. So will limiting foods that stain your teeth and not smoking or using tobacco. Still, many people are looking for additional ways to combat stained or yellow teeth and achieve a brighter smile. 

From at-home whitening kits to natural ingredients found in your kitchen, there is no shortage of methods featured online and in magazines. But do they work? And are they safe? Word of Mouth helps separate fact from fiction.

Other highlights of this edition include:

Marijuana and Your Oral Health
Year-Round Tips for Better Oral Health
Small Bites: Kombucha / Flossing First? / Acupuncture

Word of Mouth is an award-winning publication made available to dental practices and libraries as a way of providing important oral health information to the public. Information in Word of Mouth comes from dental health care professionals of the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and other resources. 

All issues of Word of Mouth are available online in the publications section of the MDS website at

About the Massachusetts Dental Society

The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), a professional association representing 5,000+ member dentists and a statewide constituent of the American Dental Association, is dedicated to the professional development of its member dentists through initiatives in education, advocacy, the promotion of the highest professional standards, and championing oral health in the Commonwealth. For more information, visit, and follow the MDS on X @MassDental.