Have We Hit Peak Whiteness?

Our obsession with cleanliness is running afoul of scientific reality

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Nautilus
Nov 7 · 10 min read
A Mr. Potato doll, painted entirely white, on a white background.
A Mr. Potato doll, painted entirely white, on a white background.
Photo: Andrew Miller

By Courtney Humphries

Originally published at Nautilus on July 30, 2015.

Ronald Perry can’t seem to get his patients’ teeth white enough. The Massachusetts dentist, who directs the Gavel Center for Restorative Research at Tufts University School of…

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