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How Can I Whiten My Teeth After Years Of Smoking
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Ive had yellow teeth since i was 8 years old, how can i whiten my teeth? Whats the best thing to use? Yes i brush my teeth.
How long can I expect my teeth to stay white after laser teeth whitening? Assuming i take regular care of my teeth, and avoid smoking and excessive coffee and tea, about how long can I expect to wait until having the procedure done again?
6-12 months!: When you take out smoking, large amounts of coffee, wine and other surface staining products, your whitening can last a very long time. You can extend this with regular touch ups 2-3 times per year. This is as easy as wearing your whitening trays 2-3 nights per year to maintain your color! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Week: About a week should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
AS long as possible!: The minimum time is 24 hours, however i always recommend waiting 72 hours because if you are going to have major issues post surgery they usually occur in the 1st 24-72 hours, swelling usually peaks day 3 and then gradually starts to get better. Dry socket can occur at a higher rate with these habits and will be evident with terrible pain and horrible breath, see your dentist/surgeon asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All Depends: This is a question for your general dentist. The answer also depends on which tooth requires the crown. Changing a tooth after orthodontic treatment may require adjustment or need for a new post orthodontic retainer because the old one may not fit after the placement of the new crown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot or a little?: Sometimes, accidental trauma will cause tiny point bleeding on your gum. That would be normal. However, if spontaneous bleeding occurs every time you brush, this would indicate an underlying periodontal disease that needed to be diagnosed and treated. Good brushing will always help the bleeding but will not treat the disease. Check with your dentist/periodontist. ...Read more
Depends: This could be a few days or several...If they were impacted then its going to take longer then if the teeth were very easy to extract. Usually the more difficult the extraction, the longer it will hurt...This will also depend upon your health the healthier you are the faster you heal. The homeopathic remedy traumeel liquid 6 drops 4x/day a day will help healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a gum bleeding after one year of quitting smoking of 35 years. What can I do before seeing the dentist?
Good oral hygiene: Make sure you are brushing and flossing at least twice a day - best with a mechanical toothbrush and a water irrigation device (like a waterpik). 35 years of smoking has sadly taken its toll on your oral tissues. Consider seeing a dentist as soon as you can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extractions & Diet: No sutures and non-impacted wisdom teeth removed - whenever it feels comfortable. Sutures and impacted wisdom teeth removed - soft foods for a week then advance as tolerated. Much is dependent on what feels comfortable for you and range of motion. Semi-solids are always good to stick to for the first week before venturing back into firm solids. No need to rush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your dentist: Talk to your dentist or oral surgeon, who will be performing the procedure and tell them your exact concerns and have them tell you how they will address them. Open discussion will help you better understand, which ultimately will make you feel more at ease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stain or scar: If it's a stain on the surface of the tooth it can be polished off...See your dentist. If it's a scar (a cavity), actual damage to the enamel of the tooth from compromised oral hygiene or from damage to the braces, remineralization (if mild) or restoration (if moderate to severe) may be necessary...See your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a short time: Often gingivitis happens with braces. Once the braces are removed the gingivitis improves and gums shrink. If this causes the sensitivity, try a sensitive toothpaste. The toothpaste helps within a couple weeks. Also the teeth can be slightly mobile causing sensitivity. Continue wearing the retainers and the teeth will stabilize over time and reduce sensitivity. Have the dentist check for decay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For how long my teeth will turn yellow if im smoking for months now? I have a fixed bridge teeth.
My 8year old son has really bad shaped and yellowish teeth after the milk teeth fell out. What can I do to whiten them at least?
Pedodontic consult: Rather that rely on answers given to you by dentists over the internet, it would be prudent for you to consult with a pedodontist who can actually examine your son and suggest some solutions. Normally we do not recommend tooth whitening at this age. Perhaps a professional cleaning is all that is necessary. There might be some temporary measures such as composite bonding until he is older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See dentist: See your dentist first for a complete cleaning and exam , including bite-wing x-ray images. Must be sure all is well with tissues and that there is no decay present, especially between the teeth. Then discuss whitening options. Take-home, dentist provided and monitored, whitening will give you the best results.Sometimes veneers or crowns are indicated for severe stains/ discolorations. Good luck. ...Read more
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