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A 49-year-old member asked:

How do i whiten teeth with home remedies without damaging?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Don't know of any: Safe ; effective ways to whiten your teeth using home remedies.
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
Bleaching teeth: Avoiding coffee, tea, cherries, blueberries, smoking and other similar foods that cause superficial stains. Using crest white strips can be effective. Whitening toothpastes are just more abrasive and don't really whiten teeth- they just help to scrub off the superficial stain.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
None: There are no home remedies to whiten teeth other that keeping them clean on a daily basis with proper brushing and flossing after meals. If you really want whiter teeth see your dentist for a professional cleaning and a discussion of available safe and effective methods. Crest whitestrips are effective for some but have definite limitations and even this should be discussed with your dentist first.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your dentist: You can use a number home remedies without damaging. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
OTC Products: Follow instructions as directed and you should not damage your teeth. Don't expect the results to be as good as professionally dispensed and applied gels. All the best...
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A 16-year-old female asked:

Is there any homemade medicine that can whiten your teeth without damaging them?

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Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 31 years experience
Not safe: Unfortunately anything 'homemade ' will not be safe or predictable ! see a dentist or buy online (or in stores) "crest whitestrips". I hope this helps!
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Are there any home remedies to brighten and whiten teeth that really work?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
OTC products: You can purchase otc products at your drugstore that you can use at home to whiten your teeth. They will not work as well as professionally applied products, but they might just do the trick for you.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How can you whiten teeth without damaging them?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
51 years experience
Wrong Sequense: Any whitening system that you can commercially purchase should only be used after the dentist has gotten the stains out of the enamel structure of the tooth, and taken care of any cavities that exist. Otherwise you will be trying to whiten over a deep stain = failure or you will be trying to whiten a cavity = can potentially kill the nerve of the tooth.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Does anybody know a home remedy to whiten teeth?

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Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic 41 years experience
Yes and no!: There are many ways to whiten your teeth. Just look on the internet. Whitening is actually cleaning the enamel or outside layer of your teeth. But be careful! the layer underneath is dentin and that can be very sensitive. Too much whitening can damage this layer, cause extreme discomfort and and actually damage the nerve inside your teeth.
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Grenada
A 19-year-old female asked:

Can baking powder be used as a home remedy to whiten teeth?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
You can use: baking powder or over the counter tooth paste. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results.
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