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A 21-year-old male asked:

does whitening your teeth damage them at all?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Safe to whiten teeth: Whitening your teeth is a safe procedure. But you can over do whitening. Keep your teeth looking naturally white.
Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not really: While teeth whitening can cause temperature sensitivity, this is usually only a temporary thing that resolves once the whitening process has stopped. Using a "for sensitive teeth' Fluoride toothpaste will help decrease that sensitivity even more quickly. Other than that, tooth whitening is a safe procedure.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is a tooth whitening product or procedure that really works without damaging your teeth?

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Dr. Stephen Tsoucaris
Dentistry 29 years experience
They all remove : They all remove stain and tooth structure.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What's a cheap fix for my yellow teeth?

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Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
Dentistry 32 years experience
Payment plan: Any otc system will proabably be a waste of money. A professionally made tray & system may be able to painlessly whiten your teeth, and many dentists offer payment plans to allow you to make small monthly payments & get the smile of your dreams..
A 32-year-old member asked:

Will teeth whitening cause damage in the long term?

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Dr. Joseph Wineman
Dentistry 40 years experience
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 dentist if she or he sees any damage to your teeth the next time you are in the office.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

Should I buy a toothpaste that says it can whiten teeth in a week its called whitetime whitening it's one offer for 1 normally is 100 can it damage?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Teeth whitening: You can use "whitetime whitening" over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. 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 by the dentist, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be happy with the predictable results.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

I used a very cheap ( without brand) teeth whitening gel. How would one know If the gel have damaged the teeth or gum?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Examination: Ask your Dentist to examine you for damage. If a product actually does what it advertises on the box it may be eligible for the ADA Seal of Approval. If no seal, no one has tested it's effectiveness. And, as you know, you get what you paid for.

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