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According to research done by IMC Research, seventy percent of people with bad teeth say it has negatively impacted their lives (“Bad Teeth Can Have Mental Impact”). From fourth grade through high school, parents and children struggle with the decision on whether or not to whiten teeth. Due to cultural overemphasis on the perfect smile, people’s over use of whitening products leads to many oral problems, and consequently the ADA must campaign for awareness of the risks to teeth whitening. There is so much pressure to be perfect in our society, and this trend is starting to affect the younger generations. Teeth whitening has been around for a extensive time, beginning around 4,000 years ago with the ancient Egyptians, who created a paste mixture Even in their society, it was a sign of wealth and beauty to have white teeth.