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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
48 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Every : Every patient's enamel reacts differently to zoom. Sometimes each tooth will have some varaition seen as white "splotches". This can be either a te ... Read More
Dr. Kenny Abedini
22 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Between 2 to 5 weeks: Some areas of enamel have less calcium called decalcification. These areas become much whiter than normal enamel after in office teeth whitening. This ... Read More
Dr. Michael Dolby
27 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Usually 2-5 days: The "splotchy white marks" are because the enamel in those areas of your tooth are decalcified. Decalcified tooth structure dehydrates very easily re ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Although : Although everyone is different, at a minimum one year, maybe more. As you already know, whitening doesn't last forever.
Dr. Michael Wollock
28 years experience Dentistry
Boston, My : Boston, my experience has been that it is completely variable, 2 months to 2 years or so. The results never go away, they just diminish with time. W ... Read More
Dr. Jonathan Stone
29 years experience Dentistry
I : I assume when you say 'laser' whitening, you mean zoom or britesmile whitening. This is not a laser, but a strong light. I tell patients it is norma ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience Dentistry
Too much whitening: Many dentists have patients that want super white teeth, it is possible to bleach the teeth too much and over the long term weaken them. Ask your dent ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
About: About 1 hour start to finish. Speak to your own dentist about all the different tooth whitening treatment options available. I personally prefer the ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Depending on the amount of stain, i like the power strips better than toothpastes.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes, yes, and yes: Whitening is a safe and effective procedure when administered by your Dentist, so yes I recommend it. Yes, there is periodic maintenance involve that ... Read More
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Dr. Majid Jamali
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Effect : It can last anywhere between 2-6 months. It depends on the color of your teeth, how much you smoke and if you drink red wine or not.
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Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Sensitive teeth: Sensodyne helps decrease teeth sensitivity mainly to cold. Teeth whitening is thought to increase sensitivity in some cases. Your dentist suggested ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dr. : Dr. Timmerman has given you a great answer. If you want to whiten your teeth, you should use products that are designed to do just that. There are ot ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Follow directions: Follow your dentist's directness for whitening your teeth. The length of time you need to use the gel will vary with the strength of the gel. But ge ... Read More

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