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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.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 30 years experience
All From a Dentist: Over the counter products aren't tested by the fda or the american dental association, and often don't even display their ingredients. Some work, some don't, but i wouldn't risk it. Anything prescribed or applied by your dentist will be proven, safe, and effective. If you want to be sure, you really need to have a dentist help you with this.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Many: Today's tooth whitening products are safe as used. Especially those prescribed by your dentist. I have been doing this fro 23 years and the one my patient's like the best is lumibrite by denmat. The 32% solution requires that you wear the trays only 3 minutes. I use this myself. Happy whitening.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to whiten your teeth naturally?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Baking Soda: Brush your teeth at least 3 times per day, floss everyday to remove stains in between teeth. Make a "paste" using baking soda and water and use it to re-brush your teeth after you brush with your regular toothpaste. Avoid using baking soda everyday. Consult your dentist.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Are crest white strips effective at teeth whitening?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: Peroxide is the key ingredient in most whiteners. This safe-for-the-mouth bleaching agent forms bubbles on enamel that lift away stains. The higher the concentration of peroxide and the longer you leave it on your teeth, the whiter they'll get. The downside: bleaching molecules can get trapped in nerve passageways, causing increased, though temporary, tooth sensitivity.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are some inexpensive options for teeth whitening?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Peroxide: Peroxide is the key ingredient in most whiteners. This safe-for-the-mouth bleaching agent forms bubbles on enamel that lift away stains. The higher the concentration of peroxide and the longer you leave it on your teeth, the whiter they'll get. The downside: bleaching molecules can get trapped in nerve passageways, causing increased, though temporary, tooth sensitivity.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can I whiten my teeth after years of smoking?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See a dentist: A dentist can recommend various whitening methods for teeth. Healthtap currently does not have dentists as medical experts. Thanks for using healthtap!
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
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A 18-year-old member asked:

Would there be any possibility to get your teeth whitened for free?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No but...: You could go to a drug store and try many available whitening products. If no desired results, go see a dentist.

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