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Surface stains from things like coffee, tea, tobacco and red wine can be lightened with routine brushing, flossing and professional cleaning in the dental office. But deeper stains that come with age and damage to the tooth require bleaching agents or veneers. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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Navigating The 'Aisle Of Confusion' To Whiten Your Teeth

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Wen cleansing conditioners combine the functions of a shampoo and a conditioner. The FDA says it is investigating consumer complaints about the products. Jesse Grant/WireImage for Kari Feinstein PR/Getty Images hide caption

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"Today society accepts the idea of improving one's image," says Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, Brazil's most famous plastic surgeon. Here a patient receives an injection of hyaluronic acid to plump up her lips at the Brazilian Society for Aesthetic Medicine in Rio de Janeiro in 2008. Antonio Scorza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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No more tears, and no more quaternium-15 for Johnson's Baby Shampoo. Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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