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A 36-year-old member asked:

Any home remedies for tooth whitening that are safe?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jayang Vora
Dentistry 48 years experience
OVER THE COUNTER: Arm and hammer whitening toothpaste is good.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: No "home remedies" work for tooth whitening. The closet thing would be crest white strips, and by that i mean that they are readily accessible at the store, and are relatively inexpensive. They are not as effective as a professional treatment by a dentist, but at least they are safe. Bleaching will not work on all types of teeth. First, see your dentist to determine if your are a candidate.
Dr. Greg Rubin
Dr. Greg Rubin commented
Dentistry 37 years experience
Nothing is "safe".... but I have been helping patients to whiten their teeth for over 20 years and my recommendation is, always, consult a qualified and trained dentist with good experience in different whitening modalities.
Aug 12, 2012
Dr. Matthew Smith
Cosmetic Dentistry 20 years experience
Consult your Dentist: Consult your dentist for any recommendations for over the counter whitening and professional whitening. Depending on your starting shade you can get some results with otc whitening. Be cautious of whitening toothpaste they are abrasive and can accelerate gum recession and tooth sensitivity.

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Tooth whitening: The strength of the whitening gel is the unknown factor. Too weak and one gets no/poor results. Too strong and one risks pain from irritation of the nerves in the teeth. Furthermore, if they are using an acidic "pre-rinse/condtioner, , that can remove some enamel ( outside of the tooth) making the teeth even more sensitive . See your dentist to discuss your options.

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