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A 42-year-old member asked:

what makes your teeth whiter?

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Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 30 years experience
Tricky question ..: Regular toothpaste can make teeth 'whiter' by removing SURFACE stains (coffee, cigarettes, tea, etc). BUT 'teeth bleaching' is only possible with chemicals like hydrogen-peroxide or carbamide-peroxide; that are found in 'Crest Whitestrips' or in Dentists' office products!

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How do I make my teeth whiter & straighten?

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Dr. Dann Whalen
Dentistry 41 years experience
Ortho and bleaching: Invisalign or orthodontics in combination with in office or take home bleaching.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How might you make your teeth whiter naturally?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Whiter teeth: Teeth darken naturally as we get older. Making sure your teeth are free of stain from coffee, tea and smoking, will help your teeth look brighter. If your teeth are crooked or over-lapped, orthdontic treatment will help them look brighter. Toothpaste will help clean teeth, but will not whiten them. The best way to whiten your teeth is through your dentist office.
A 24-year-old male asked:

Does scaling and polishing make the teeth whiter?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Somewhat: Scaling and polishing your teeth will remove all the stains and this can make your teeth lighter and look beter in addition to being healthier.Evaluate your teeth following the procedures then do the lightening if you still need to.
Menlo Park, CA
A 26-year-old male asked:

How can I make my teeth whiter?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Well: The best and safest way is to have your dentist do it. If that is too expensive ( you can watch for groupon deals) then in the drugstore they sell whitening kits. You can also by them off the internet. Just google it.
Denmark
A 16-year-old male asked:

How can i make my teeth whiter fast?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Whitening Products: Your dentist can whiten your teeth in the office using very strong peroxides that cannot be bought at your pharmacy. This can be accomplished in about an hour, which is about the fastest you're going to get it done.

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