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does listerine stain teeth

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
LITERINE: No it does not prevent yellow or stain teeth but it prevents gum disease due its antiseptic action and is recommended by densists along with chlorhaxa ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reena Gupta
18 years experience Dentistry
Can stain: If has thymol and eucalyptol ingredients can cause yello staining of teeth...
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Remove stains: And it does not always work well.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: When used as directed listerine is very safe and good at helping reduce gingivitis. It does have alcohol (burn) which can irritate the gums if held ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
It may slightly: If may help minimally if it has Fluoride in it. If you have decalcifications, discuss it with your own dentist who can properly advise you what can be ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
Worse: Dark sodas can stain teeth, but sodas contain sugar and have a high acid content. These things can soften the enamel on your teeth which may appear f ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Kelley
39 years experience 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Not a bleach: Baking soda won't bleach teeth--it is not a whitener. Baking soda can be an abrasive--so it can scrub or polish stains from the surface of a tooth to ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edison Han
19 years experience Dentistry
No: 1) Central and lateral incisors are whiter than cuspids. 2) Edge of incisors appear dark because of translucency. 3) Usually gingival 1/3 (near gu ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
Scaling: Healthy tooth enamel is hard and cannot be removed by dental scaling when done by a properly trained individual.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Maybe...: I have seen this in patients, though i understand the formula had been changed. Your question would require a broad generalization to answer in this ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Hmmm: Not in my opinion.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Variable: Whitening toothpaste serves to whiten stained teeth but will have little effect on the natural tooth color.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
37 years experience 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Type?: If the mouthwash is chlorhexidine, staining of fillings and sometimes teeth can occur.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Birnbach
47 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Whitening toothpaste: Fluoride toothpastes do not have an active ingredient to whiten teeth. Whitening toothpastes are more abrasive, so they'll remove stains from coffee o ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You are removing the top layer of enamel, making the teeth more sensitive.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Theurer
11 years experience 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
H2O2 CAUSES DAMAGE: Yes it does.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience Dentistry
Bleaching: If the tooth has had a root canal, a dentist can place a whitening agent inside the tooth to "bleach" the tooth internally.
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