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A 33-year-old member asked:

Teeth whitening strips: is there anything negative about using them?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marielaina Perrone
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Whitening strips...: The main negatives to whitening strips include: -teeth senstivity -gum irritation -possibility of white spots -possibility of uneven teeth whitening if not used correctly.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Many issues: First, no patient should use whitening strips without seeing a dentist to make sure teeth and gums are healthy. No whitening method works on existing fillings, bonding, crowns and laminates. Strips do not cover all the teeth as dentist fabricated trays do, and therefore may not get uniform effect. I have recommended them to some patients but still consult your own dentist first.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 36 years experience
Not really...: The crest whitestrips are made by a proven dental company. They are backed by much research which is more unique. The safest way to use these strips is in the absence of decay. So a recent dental exam with a clean report is the safest way to begin using these strips.
Dr. George Ayoub
Cosmetic Dentistry 19 years experience
Works: Works but you need to have them for few month to see result.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can teeth whitening strips expire?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can expect them to be less effective as time goes on. For the best results use fresh ones.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are some good teeth whitening strips?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Cosmetic Dentistry 19 years experience
Crest: Crest professional strips are the ones work best from the over the counter , but the trays that are made by your dentist use a gel that is three times stronger and will achieve better results.

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