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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Teeth Whitening (Overview)

Teeth whitening is a treatment of the tooth to reduce pigments so enhancing their appearance and reducing discoloration. Usually the outer enamel is lightened using an oxygen releasing carbamide product for extrinsic bleaching, but when access to the pulp chamber is possible, intrinsic bleach with a stronger reagent that can significantly reduce the color. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts -.


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Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Yes: If you have untreated cavities whitening strips can make them worse. See your Dentist to assure that your oral health is optimum, and for guidance as to tooth whitening alternatives. OTCs are not as effective as in-office treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
590 doctors shared insights

Teeth Whitening (Overview)

Teeth whitening is a treatment of the tooth to reduce pigments so enhancing their appearance and reducing discoloration. Usually the outer enamel is lightened using an oxygen releasing carbamide product for extrinsic bleaching, but when access to the pulp chamber is possible, intrinsic bleach with a stronger reagent that can significantly reduce the color. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts -.


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Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

No: Just don't overdo it. Your teeth will only whiten to the extent that the enamel will allow. The color of the dentin underneath will still shine through and cannot be lightened by bleaching. Likewise, if you have recession, your exposed roots will not lighten and should not be bleached. A common side effect of whitening is sensitivity of the teeth, which is transient. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation
once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain the teeth or if they are impacted
once
Take NSAIDs if you experience pain or swelling from the wisdom teeth
daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
daily
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Can teeth whitening hide enamel loss?

Can teeth whitening hide enamel loss?

Not much: Tooth whitening is most effective on the enamel. If you have worn off your enamel bleaching will be painful and less effective. If you can get past the sensitivity bleaching will make the underlying dentin less yellow and so it will help a little. ...Read more

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Why does teeth bleaching ruin tooth enamel?

It does not: There have been many studies done on the safety of bleach on enamel and not one has proved it is permanently harmful. (yet?). ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
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See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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Does laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

Does laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

Laser whitening: If performed by a trained dentist or dental technician, laser teeth whitening should not damage your teeth and gums. Teeth will most likely be sensitive after the treatment to hot/cold food/beverage. It is very expensive as a cosmetic procedure. If done properly, gums should not be damaged/irritated. ...Read more

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Toothache from using carbamide peroxide teeth whitening?

Toothache from using carbamide peroxide teeth whitening?

Sensitivity: Sensitivity or ache after whitening is typically due to exposed root surges on teeth. Please see your dentist to evaluate the possibility of gum recession, cavities, or periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Will regular toothpaste (not whitening toothpaste) whiten teeth?

Will regular toothpaste (not whitening toothpaste) whiten teeth?

No : Toothpaste is used mainly to prevent cavities/gingivitis or reduce tooth sensitivity. Regular toothpaste will not whiten teeth and neither will whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste is usually more abrasive and will remove surface stains on the outside of the tooth, but is not absorbed into the tooth to actually whiten your teeth. In other words, it may clean the teeth but not whiten. ...Read more

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Dental professionals, "transparent teeth"?

Enamel: If you are referring to the edges of the front teeth being transparent, this is usually due to the natural transparency of enamel. Also, severely worn teeth can look transparent. ...Read more

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Can teeth whitening strips expire?

Can teeth whitening strips expire?

Yes: Tthere is an expiration date on the individual packets. The boxes of crest whitestrips does have such a date. They likely presume that users will keep the box on hand. ...Read more

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Will regular toothpaste whiten teeth?

No: Toothpaste alone cannot whiten teeth, but it helps to remove any coloring stain, as well as keeping the stain from sticking and building up. If you already have teeth that are white enough for you, only occasional touch-up whitening and mostly brushing with toothpaste will keep the teeth white. If you want to have them whiter, it is best to have professionally formulated whitening at the dentist. ...Read more

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Do teeth whitening pens work?

Do teeth whitening pens work?

YES!!!: Teeth whitening pens work, but those products are designed more maintenance purpose then for " whitening". I mean that if you have not had your teeth cleaned for ten years... And , all of a sudden, you buy this whitening pen and plan to use as " miracle wand" .... It may not work , sorry. On the other hand, you you regularly visit your dentist and have your teeth cleaned, and/or whitened, then ok. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what toothpastes/dental products strengthen tooth enamel?

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Several: Any tooth paste with fluoride make the tooth more resistant to the acids that cause decay. If you get a tooth paste that is designed with a calcium and fluoride combination you can get minor remineralization (hardening) of the tooth. Tooth paste such as Pronamel and Colgate Enamel Health can be good for this. Any tooth paste should not be too abrasive as this can wear enamel away. Hope this is h ...Read more

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Do teeth whitening products such as crest strips damage tooth enamel?

They can ... : They can... A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing bleaching can produce permanent discoloration. Please see only a dentist for bleaching and refrain from the current trend of whitening in a spa or mall or beauty salon. Bleaching teeth is best managed by an experienced dentist with your dental & gum health as the main focus of their attention! ...Read more

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Do crest whitening strips work for whitening teeth?

Do crest whitening strips work for whitening teeth?

Yes: They do work, but not as good as a professional whitening at a dentist office. ...Read more

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Does teeth whitening work?

Does teeth whitening work?

Useful Whitening: All teeth whitening techniques work, the question is the degree of effectiveness. An over the counter whitening kit or toothpaste – has a weaker concentration and might not work as well or as quickly as the whitening procedure done in the dentist’s chair. ...Read more

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Will white strips damage teeth enamel?

Will white strips damage teeth enamel?

No: Whitening teeth with dental whitening products have not been shown to harm teeth. ...Read more

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Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

No, it does not: The instruments are not designed to cut enamel, but rather to remove hardened deposits. ...Read more

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Will dental cleaning make my teeth whiter?

Will dental cleaning make my teeth whiter?

White Teeth: Dentists can make your teeth white after cleaning. You can gargle with h2o2 about a teaspoon for ten minutes after brushing your teeth. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more