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What is the best toothpaste for a 5 and 6 year old to use? Especially when I just found out they were eating aquafresh behind my back?

What is the best toothpaste for a 5 and 6 year old to use? Especially when I just found out they were eating aquafresh behind my back?

ADA seal: Toothpaste with ADA seal. Any product with ADA SEAL is to prove safety and effectiveness of any oral product. To protect kids from fluoride-related problems, parents should treat toothpaste like any other harmful chemical, medication and keep it locked up when not in use and supervise when in use. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How effective are fluoride injections (Aquafresh) for treating a cavity?

How effective are fluoride injections (Aquafresh) for treating a cavity?

Bunk: To treat decay the infected tooth material must be physically removed. Period. If the procedure you're inquiring about was effective, Dentists would have adopted it long ago. ...Read more

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Is safe to take whitening pills even if im taking medication?

Is safe to take whitening pills even if im taking medication?

Based on several: Internet articles, glutathione, a protein supplement & a whitening or bleaching tablets taken by celebrities won't interact or affect bcp. Do more research and ask your dr, a pharmacist or herbalist for more info. (unfortunately, most medical professionals are not well informed about herbal or non traditional meds because these are not taught in medical school).http://m.superwhiteningpills. Net/. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for skin whitening?

What is the best medication for skin whitening?

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more

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I have a severe enlargement of clitoris as well inflammation & darkness of this area, which medication I take for whitening & anti inflammation?

I have a severe enlargement of clitoris as well inflammation & darkness of this area, which medication I take for whitening & anti inflammation?

See a MD: You need to be examined by a MD, as absent of pregnancy, areola generally don't darken spontaneously without a medical reason in non pigmented people. The clitoral enlargement occurs when steroids are present abnormally either from an external cream or from the adrenal glands or a ovarian tumor. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest drug for whitening skin and removing dark pigmentations?

What is the best and safest drug for whitening skin and removing dark pigmentations?

Not sure: A frequently used product is hydroquinone bleaching product. 2% available without Rx, 4% strength is by Rx. Can't say these are best or safest, however. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. What's the best skin whitening drugs or medicine around the world? Is there any lotion or topical solution for skin whitening?

Hi doctors. What's the best skin whitening drugs or medicine around the world? Is there any lotion or topical solution for skin whitening?

No endorsement: Unfortunately the doctors here do not recommend products or provide direct treatment. We do not recognize that skin color not being 'fair' as a disease. It is the damaging self esteem to wish for something that you are not that we recognize as the medical condition. I would wish for you time to love yourself as you are and to work on real medical issues for better health. ...Read more

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Do whitening strips expire?

Do whitening strips expire?

Yes: The expiration date should be listed on the package. Using it after the expiration can't hurt the teeth or gums, it merely will not be (as) effective. ...Read more

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Do whitening strips actually work?

Whitening strips: Yes they actually work. The over the counter type are a little suspect but those that you can obtain from your dentist are much more effective. ...Read more

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Are whitening strips ok if expired?

Less potent: You can still use expired whitening products... Still follow instructions, just not as potent or effective. ...Read more

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What are good whitening toothpastes?

What are good whitening toothpastes?

No: Most whitening tooth pastes do not contain enough whitening materials to really make a significant difference. They equate cleaning of your teeth to make them "whiter". ...Read more

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Are whitening strips really worth it?

Are whitening strips really worth it?

Yes and no: In order for whitening strips to work you need to apply them for many days
however some patient become sensitive and they would have to stop. ...Read more

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How well will in office whitening work?

How well will in office whitening work?

Depends on color: Generally in office treatment works best for whitening teeth, however the original color of the teeth is a factor. Yellow and brownish teeth whiten the easiest. Blue and grey shades or tetracycline stains are harder to whiten but still can be done. ...Read more

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Can those whitening strips actually work?

Some can: There are many tooth whitening strips that will work. Others that are complete gimmicks. They are typically disposable and uncomfortable to wear. This can lead to a very unpredictable result. My advice I to see a dentist and have them go over professional whitening, either at home or in the office. One brand that does work and has been around for a while is crest white strips. ...Read more

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Are crest whitening strips harmful to use?

Are crest whitening strips harmful to use?

No: Providing you follow the package directions to the letter. As an Orthodontist I don't do whitening, but I can tell you that whitening done by my General Dentist colleagues is far superior to any OTC product. ...Read more

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Please recommend some good whitening toothpaste?

Please recommend some good whitening toothpaste?

Whitening toothpaste: All whitening toothpastes rely on being more abrasive to remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke etc.
They do not contain any whitening ingredients. While they may help initially, continued use can make the teeth darker as the outer lighter color is worn away revealing the darker inner structure. Also may make them more sensitive. ...Read more

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Sir tell me about whitening of hairs in younger age?

Sir tell me about whitening of hairs in younger age?

It happens.: Under normal circumstances, hair can start to turn grey at younger ages. Tends to run in families. ...Read more

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What's a good way I can whitening my teeths at home?

What's a good way I can whitening my teeths at home?

OTC products: Purchase otc whitening products from your drugstore. These products are self applied and can be used at home. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the best whitening toothpaste?

I'm wondering what is the best whitening toothpaste?

Whitening toothpaste: All whitening toothpastes rely on being more abrasive to remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke etc.
They do not contain any whitening ingredients. While they may help initially, continued use can make the teeth darker as the outer lighter color is worn away revealing the darker inner structure. Also may make them more sensitive. ...Read more

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Good toothpaste to use when whitening to reduce pain?

Good toothpaste to use when whitening to reduce pain?

Sensitive formula: Most sensitive formula toothpastes will be helpfull while whitening. If more is needed your dentist can supply you with a desensitizing gel to use in addition to the whitening gel. ...Read more

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I swollowed crest whitening toothpaste about a teaspoon?

I swollowed crest whitening toothpaste about a teaspoon?

Should be OK but...: Normally not an issue, but if swallowed a lot, I would contact poison control and ask questions. ...Read more

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Want to know do the colgate whitening strips really work?

Want to know do the colgate whitening strips really work?

Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or Colgate 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 without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you use crest whitening toothpaste?

I need to know how do you use crest whitening toothpaste?

Whitening toothpaste: All whitening toothpastes rely on being more abrasive to remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke etc.
They do not contain any whitening ingredients. While they may help initially, continued use can make the teeth darker as the outer lighter color is worn away revealing the darker inner structure. Also may make them more sensitive. ...Read more

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Do whitening strips expire? If so, what if I used old ones?

Yes: Yes white strips do expire, basically the hydrogen peroxide in the strips reacts and causes it to expire. There should be no adverse effects to using expired white strips besides them not really whitening. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can use a whitening tray as a retainer?

Wanted to know if I can use a whitening tray as a retainer?

Not great idea: Shape (fit) of bleaching trays, as well as the material they are made from, differs from exacting custom fit retainers. Each has specific functionality that differs from the other. Using any treatment therapy, appliance, or medication off-label is not advisable. ...Read more

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How effective are listerine whitening quick dissolving strips?

How effective are listerine whitening quick dissolving strips?

Listerine whitening: As a dentist I can tell you that all otc tooth whitening products have limitations and are not as effective as custom bleaching trays with products supplied by your dentist. For patient reviews see: http://www. Amazon. Com/listerine-whitening-dissolving-strips-56-count/product-reviews/b000teyrxs. ...Read more