A 24-year-old male asked:
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what i should use to make my teeth whiter without going to the doctor?

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Dr. Victor Zeines
51 years experience Dentistry
See below: We tell patients to get the crest whiting strips.
Answered on Feb 9, 2013
Dr. Matthew Hyde
41 years experience Dentistry
Nothing: You should always make sure you have an exam by a dentist before trying at home bleaching. That being said the home use strips aren't too bad. When you see a dentist for bleaching you are getting guidance & not just a product.(i'm not in favor of home extraction kits either. :-) ).
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
42 years experience Dentistry
Over the counter : You should always have a dental exam and cleaning before using at home bleaching products, but assuming your mouth is healthy and your teeth used to be whiter and have just stained over time than try using crest whitening strips. My patients seem to get the best results with that product. Still the best way is to have custom fitted bleaching trays and professional strength solutions (stronger).
Answered on Apr 13, 2014
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Dr. William Williams
46 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Store-bought whiten: Some products in the store can whiten teeth but not as safely or thoroughly as professional applications. Try them and then have a professional approach as you can in the future.
Answered on Jun 14, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results.
Answered on Jun 14, 2015

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