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what is the most effective teeth whitening treatment?

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Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
Take home trays: Personally, i like the take home trays which are custom made for your teeth. You only have to use them for 30 minutes 2/day for 5-7 days. After you are completed every six month you can touch up your teeth for only 2 days to restore the color.
Answered on Nov 2, 2019
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Dr. Gilberto Nunez
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Several: There are several effective ways of bleaching your teeth, from bleaching trays with gels provided by your dentist to whitening treatments performed in office.
Answered on May 5, 2015
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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Custom trays: There are many whitening options. You will want to consider: how fast, how white and how evenly whitened you want your teeth as well as how much sensitivity you can handle, and how much you want to spend. The professional custom trays that you take home are my personal favorite, but talk to your dentist and find yours :).
Answered on Sep 1, 2013
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Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: Your whitening regimen should be monitored by a professional...Hygienist or dentist. The most effective treatment can be customized by the dentist getting a pre bleaching shade and deciding what shade you wish to end up with and how long it will take. There are several types of peroxides at various strengths applied by different methods. Call your dentist.
Answered on Sep 3, 2013
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Dr. Jerry Hu
Dr. Jerry Hu answered
22 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Long term Veneers: If you don't want to continue to bleach or whiten, ask your dentist about prep-less or minimally invasive veneers, they can be thin and made out of feldspathic porcelain or lithium disilicate ceramics, or even lumineers... Veneers normally retain their value/ color. There are no-prep veneers, which mean you don't have your tooth cut down at all, so it is not "aggressive" at all.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Jerry Hu
Dr. Jerry Hu commented
22 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
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There are prep-less veneers, which means you don't cut your teeth down, so how is that aggressive?
Feb 21, 2013
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
I agree with Dr Noora. cutting your teeth down for veneers is very aggressive!!!!!
Feb 21, 2013
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
If you don't want veneers, Deep Bleaching is the most effective (and complex and expensive) whitening method. See korwhitening.com for info.
Feb 10, 2013
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Combo: Combination of at home and in office tooth whitening.
Answered on Feb 21, 2013
Dr. Louis Sterling
36 years experience Prosthodontics
Professional care: Many dentists provide bleaching (or whitening) treatment. This can consist of home bleaching (using a custom tray and prescription bleaching solution), in-office bleaching treatment or a combination of both.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Mark Birnbach
47 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Whitening teeth: Most effective treatment is to see a dentist, have your teeth cleaned and then have the dentist take impressions of your teeth to custom make trays that will hold the whitening solution against your teeth. Avoid coffee, teas, colas, blueberries, smoking etc .
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Teeth whitening: The most effective procedure is a professional teeth whitening without laser in the dental office for one hour, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy and amazed with the results.
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Scientific : Scientific studies done to date show that carbamide peroxide, the whitening agent, has not long term negative effects on your teeth or gums. However, ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: A fairly recent study showed that lasers do no better job of whitening teeth than other methods.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Sorry, no: You will need to spend money on some type of whitening product, even if it is just whitening toothpaste for a few dollars. Brushing your teeth a lot d ... Read More
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Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
No: what you described will not. Over the counter whitening strips and pastes can.

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