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How can I whiten my teeth after years of coffee drinking

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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
I : I have found that yellow teeth whiten the best and show the most dramatic difference. Greyish teeth do not whiten as well. If you never whitened you ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Zweig
45 years experience Dentistry
I : I agree with dr. Patalowski. My experience too is that yellowish tinted teeth get the best result. Give it a try. You have very little to lose (tim ... Read More
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
You : You should be able to get whiter teeth coming from a yellow tint. Grey tinted can be more difficult, so you should be fine. Depending on your goals, ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
21 years experience Geriatrics
Variable: Whitening toothpaste serves to whiten stained teeth but will have little effect on the natural tooth color.
Dr. Maurice Lindly
38 years experience Dentistry
Baking Soda?: Baking soda is used in some toothpaste as a bactericidal agent. That is it kills bacteria that cause periodontal disease and caries. It is mildly abra ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Expectations?: It depends upon your expectations. The effect is usually minimal at best. If you want any substantial whitening, you may have to wait forever. I re ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Tooth whitening: I see no problem with using a professionally administered or dispensed whitening system. We don't really use lasers but very bright lights and it ... Read More
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No problems: Teeth whitening and oral contraceptives are safe to take or use at the same time. Usually it's oral antibiotics and oral contraceptives that you need ... Read More
Dr. Lawrence (larry) Korenman
50 years experience Dentistry
Isn't a problem!: Laser whitening is the fastest and most comfortable way to do this in the dentist's office. We do this routinely and patients are very happy with the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
It is very safe: The best system is a professional teeth whitening without laser or any other light, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long t ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not much: Most OTC tooth whitening products are pretty much useless. Most use chemicals of abrasives to eliminate surface discoloration, but most discolorations ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
39 years experience Dentistry
They don't: Coffee has the ability to stain your teeth not whiten your teeth. Soda, which is very acidic, can lead to microporosities in your enamel which can ac ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Smith
40 years experience Dentistry
No: Coffee cause surface stains which can be removed with a good professional cleaning. Bleaching whitens the internal structure or dentin of the tooth. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: But over the counter products are not going to help much. Go see your dentist and talk to them about options to make your smile the best it can be.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Whitening : Whitening is a soft science and results can vary. The nature of your internal tooth color will affect the end result. Without any promise or guarant ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
See a dentist: A dentist can recommend various whitening methods for teeth. Healthtap currently does not have dentists as medical experts. Thanks for using healthta ... Read More
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