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22 Percent Carbamide Peroxide Tooth Whitening Gel
Teeth whitening is a treatment of the tooth to reduce pigments so enhancing their appearance and reducing discoloration. Usually the outer enamel is lightened using an oxygen releasing carbamide product for extrinsic bleaching, but when access to the pulp chamber is possible, intrinsic bleach with a stronger reagent that can significantly reduce the color. Dr neil mcleod dds ...Read more
Depends.: The whitening gels come in various strengths. The higher the concentration or strength, the quicker and more emphatic the lightening can be achieved. However, teeth will become very sensitive with certain intensities of the gels. Each person is different; some can tolerate the higher percentages, others can not. The good thing: even the smallest concentration of whitening gel will work over time. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Try hydrogen peroxid: While any whitening gel can cause sensitivity and aching of the teeth, hydrogen peroxide requires less wear duration per application than carbamide peroxide. Typically h.P. Is one hour, while c.P. Is several hours. We caution our patients to back off and use less frequently when this occurs. Ask your dental professional for daywhite hp gel. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teeth whitening: This type of question should be directed to the dentist who either supplied you with the tooth whitening gel\kit or advised you regarding which one to use. If you purchased the gel\kit on your own, well? There are lots of considerations when selecting the whitening method to use, ; lots of precautions and limitations as well. Nothing can replace individual professional guidance on this subject! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have opident teeth whitening gel 20% if excess comes out of tray and swallowed or goes on mouth tissue what will happen? Dangerous?
Whitening gel: There are different types of whitening gels. The most common is carbamide peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide gel is also used. It depends on how you are whitening, either overnight or during the day, or whether there possible complications such as gum recession and/ or extreme sensitiviy. The best gel is the one recommended by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you mix cream of tartar with arm & hammer toothpaste with baking soda and peroxide for tooth whitening and is it harmful to teeth?
Yes, depends and why: Yes you can mix and use it. Whether or not it is harmful depends upon concentrations and frequency of use. I just question why someone would do that? It's a lot of time and energy for minimal effect, if any! there are much better methods out there that really work, are safe and are relatively economical. See your own dentist for specific advice after an exam and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Otc teeth whitening gels are painful. Can I brush my sensitive teeth with just straight baking soda and hydrogen peroxide?
Need guidance: You need professional guidance. First must determine reason for sensitivity and have addressed. Then follow your dentist's tooth whitening recommendations. Otc products are less effective than in-office guided therapies, and in the long run about the same cost. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Bleaching teeth: Crest white strips can work, though they only cover the front 6 teeth, so if there is a big color change, it may be very noticeable compared to the back teeth. Avoid using any product that requires a "pre rinse" as this is usually acidic and can destroy tooth structure as well as make them more sensitive. A kit custom made by a dentist is the most effective method. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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