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A 19-year-old female asked:

natural ways to whiten teeth?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
None really: Keep them clean by brushing and flossing properly and routinely after eating. Then see a dentist to discuss whitening methods that really work, if that is what you want.
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Not too many: Some people do mixes of hydrogen peroxide with baking soda but it is detrimental to the enamel over time, best to get some whitestrips or see your dentist for a twenty minute in office bleaching.
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Avoid the source...: I'm not aware of a good alternative to the whitening products readily available at your drug store or professionally through most dental offices. You may try to eliminate the source of the staining (speak with your dentist or hygienist about details), or use a whitening toothpaste. Good luck :).
Dr. Vatche Seraderian
Cosmetic Dentistry 32 years experience
Brush daily!: Routine hygiene can prevent the ugly tartar, plaque and stain build up. Try rubbing your teeth with your finger with. Little bit of table salt once a while!
Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Activated charcoal: Try brushing your teeth with activated charcoal for a few months and swishing with diluted regular 3% hydrogen peroxide.

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Are there natural ways to whiten my teeth? Like a root or something?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Ortho phosphoric aci: Superphosphozyme by biotics will whiten teeth. Use a qtip with few drops use on teeth and rinse off using water with little baking soda to remove any acid (or just rinse thoroughly).
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Could salty food cause a dry taste in my mouth?

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Dry taste: Yes, this is one frequent reason for "dry" taste.
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What's a cheap fix for my yellow teeth?

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Payment plan: Any otc system will proabably be a waste of money. A professionally made tray & system may be able to painlessly whiten your teeth, and many dentists offer payment plans to allow you to make small monthly payments & get the smile of your dreams..
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What's smooth tongue from?

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Dr. Scott Harwood
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Several causes: The technical term is atrophic glossitis or bald tongue. It is caused by the absence of papilla which are the small bumps that cover the tongue. Diabetes, anemia, celiac disease and certain nutritional deficiencies are common causes as are anti-cancer drugs. It can also be caused by an inherited nerve disorder called riley-day syndrome.
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Do all mouth abscess require being drained?

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All abscesses : Require drainage for proper healing. Regardless of location.

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