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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Confused?: Do you mean "dental caries\tooth decay" penetrating into enamel? If yes, see a dentist for treatment. Dentin is the tooth structure underneath the ena ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience in Dentistry
Crowns: Full coverage is necessary if you are missing all the enamel on the teeth.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Sensitivity?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Each case has to be examined as to causes, etc. and treatment options discussed along with likelihood of success. Discuss ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience in Dentistry
Dissolve the organic: Dentin is 70-75% inorganic and 25-30% organic, whereas enamel is almost all calcium and 4% organic matters. Hence enamel gets completely destroyed du ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
37 years experience in Dentistry
No: Bleaching is an acceptable process that causes teeth whitening. In some cases it can cause mild to moderate sensitivity for a brief period of time, wh ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience in Dentistry
Multiple: To get a cavity you need three things to be present; a susceptible host tooth fermentable carbohydrates specific type of bacteria must be present ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
39 years experience in Dentistry
It does not: I have successfully bleached hundreds of teeth with no damage to the enamel. The only side effect is occassional gum irritation or tooth sensitivity.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
H2O2 CAUSES DAMAGE: Yes it does.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
10 years experience in Dentistry
Not really: No i don't think it is. But the bad habits that cause tooth decay are passed on through families. I have heard patients say that bad teeth run in th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience in Dentistry
Yes and No.: They will not make existing cavities worse; however, they will potentially cause some sensitivity if the whitening agent comes in contact with the cav ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Theurer
11 years experience in General Practice
Bleaching your teeth: Bleaching hasn't had any side effects besides increased cold sensitivity. I'm an avid believer in bleaching. Go ahead, good luck and have fun!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
29 years experience in Dentistry
No, but ..: Hydrogen peroxide that is specially formulated for 'teeth bleaching' will not damage teeth, but may leave them temporarily sensitive...Just do no try ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
25 years experience in Dentistry
Maybe: Silver and shiny is likely an amalgam filling, it shines thru the enamel of teeth as a shiny grey shadow. Unfortunately decay shows up very similarl ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience in Periodontics
Scaling: Healthy tooth enamel is hard and cannot be removed by dental scaling when done by a properly trained individual.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Hu
Dr. Jerry Hu answered
22 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
More specific: You need to be more specific...Do you mean if your enamel is thinned out due to attrition and they are becoming more and more translucent and thin, th ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
38 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Maybe: If the temporary crown has been on your tooth for a long time (months) it could be decay. If the temp has just bee placed it could be dark tooth struc ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
38 years experience in Dentistry
From acids : Enamel erosion is from acids in the mouth. These acids can be from foods and beverages ( such as sodas, lemons, candies) or from the intestinal system ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
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 sensiti ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience in Dentistry
No, it should not: Carbamide peroxide is a commonly used whiteing agent that esentially is the same as hydrogen peroxide but about 1/3 potent.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonardo Moya
19 years experience in Dentistry
To some extent.: While it is true that teeth whitening by bleaching does work, it does not come without side effects. There are many reported incidents of increased to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Tooth enamel: Healthy tooth enamel is natural, it is best. Porcelain veneers, while recommended for some, most likely will need to be replaced someday. Any dental ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Not really...: A filling is a restoration that will repair a decayed tooth. It will not prevent further decay from occurring.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dapper
35 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: Large cavities can lead to excessive loss of tooth structure requiring crowns. Even good crowns fail after many years, there is wear and tear in the m ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Dental root: Dental exposure of dental roots can occur naturally with aging. Recession of the gums can occur with overzelous brushing especially with an electric ... Read More
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