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A 20-year-old female asked:

Ive had yellow teeth since i was 8 years old, how can i whiten my teeth? whats the best thing to use? yes i brush my teeth.

4 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Professional: Whitening treatment by a dentist is likely the best bet. Take care.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
See your dentist: Brushing your teeth only does so much. If your teeth are naturally yellow, your're going to need professional strength whitening gel just to see if the color can be changed... OTC products just won't do it. All the best...
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
In-office whitening: The most preferred method of whitening among patients is in-office (dental office) whitening. Of course, there are the esthetic benefits. The whitening solution has also been proven to kill the bacteria that cause gum disease as well as tooth decay.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
OTC: OTC whitening toothpastes, strips, mouthwashes remove surface stain, but don't make much of a change. Starlet w a professional cleaning. Dentist can then help whiten your teeth with Ina-office or personalized take-home systems. Effects last 3-5 years. Another solution is veneers. Talk to your Dentist.

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Last updated Nov 21, 2014

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