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A 37-year-old member asked:

Are there any perks or suggestions of how to get my teeth whiter that isn't buying products?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 30 years experience
No!!!: Spend the money, buy the products. Nothing else will bleach/whiten your teeth. If you have difficult stains they may be removed by your dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Suggestions: Start with a professional cleaning @ your dentist/hygienist to remove surface stains. Then don't smoke. Avoid pigmented foods such as coffee, tea, colas, mustard, saffron, tomato sauce, etc, or rinse w water immediately after eating. Keep teeth immaculately clean to remove pigment-producing bacteria. If still not bright enough for you, best whitening done by dentist rather than otc products.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Not really: If you can't get them as white as you want, then you will at least have to have a professional cleaning at your dentist's office. Some toothpastes that are more abrasive might help somewhat but should only be used on a short term basis. After that, you can try crest whitestrips but it has limitations! none of the "home remedies" or internet concoctions work very well. Sorry. No magic potions here.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how I could get my teeth white, what products ect?

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Dr. Kraig Stetzer
Dentistry 21 years experience
Not a simple answer: Having whiter teeth depends on many things. First eliminate coffee/tea/red wine from you diet. See a dentist for your best options, however can be more expensive. Whitening toothpastes can work over a long period of time. Other over the counter whiteners can give decent results. Be careful, if you have fillings or crowns in the front, they will not whiten.

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