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Aquafresh Whitening Trays
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have whitening trays with gel 34%. How long should I keep it on and should I do it everyday for a month?
20-30 minutes: You should should achieve optimal results in 2-3 weeks or so, assuming daily use. Confirm with your dental office for more specific instructions and if you experience any sensitivity. ...Read more
Crest whitestrips vs tray whitening (zoom/opalesence). Which has better reviews according to doctors?
Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Got dentist trays for whitening. The front part of the upper tray falls slightly short of the gumline (1-2 mm). Will this affect the effectiveness?
Perioprotect: know they would not like it but possible to use a perfectly made custom teeth whitening trays for this product , also? Trays are new.
Not wise!: It is never a good idea for someone to attempt to treat themselves for something usually left to a professional. More often than not, they get themselves into trouble and are sorry for every trying. Besides, who's goin to monitor your you and your periodontal health? There are better ways to save your money that really are effective. This is not one of them. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Will zoom whitening help whiten a tooth that has darkened after a root canal? I know the take-home trays don't, but since this stuff is stronger and uses a light to really get it working, i was hoping it might work? I'm worried about whitening my other te
You : You asked a very good question. And there are a few different ways to answer your question. Many times a tooth requires root canal therapy due to large filling which damage the nerve. Teeth that have had root canal therapy become brittle, and if they have large restorations, it is better to put a crown (cap) on the tooth to help protect it. The color of the porcelain would match your own teeth, so appearance would not be a problem. If, however, the nerve was damaged due to trauma, but the tooth structure is sound and there is no need for a crown, a different approach can be tried. The dark color is coming from the inside, not from the outside. Your dentist can try to bleach the tooth from the inside with a liquid agent called superoxol. This may lighten the color to your satisfaction. The solution will be changed a few times over the course of a few weeks. It's worth a try. Ask your dentist what he/she would advise is best for this particular tooth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not enough evidence: If you happen to be experiencing sensitivity at the gumline after using your trays/strips, it is possible that the gel is causing that. However, it is not likely that gel is causing any recession. You may also be noticing it more, since the dentin where the enamel stops will not whiten as enamel does and you will see the difference at the gumline more so with the enamel becoming lighter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does laser teeth whitening make your teeth whiter than those trays that the dentists give you? I've used those trays before, but wasn't totally sold on them. I'd like to get them whitened again, but maybe go a different route this time.
Could be a problem: Accutane known for causing a side effect that damages work on bleached teeth. The drug reacts to bleached teeth by causing a grayish lines on gum lines and staining the work of the bleach on the teeth, making the teeth yellowish. According to discussions on acne.Org, users of the product noticed effects of “little bright dots, similar to white freckles on teeth. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Does teeth whitening solution remove tooth enamel? I want to know why my eye teeth look bad. Used trays and strips.
I have opident teeth whitening gel 20% if excess comes out of tray and swallowed or goes on mouth tissue what will happen? Dangerous?
Teeth whitening at a dentist's office may take 1 hour in 1 visit but, in place of it, home bleaching trays (via DDS) takes longer but lasts longer?
Types of whitening: Both "last" the same time. In office bleaching is more for patients who want an immediate effect and don't want to bother with wearing the trays for days to weeks. However, the cost is more reasonable with the take home trays and you keep the trays to reuse in the future, and then only need to spend a small amount on fresh bleaching gel. My patients love the cost, ease and results with the trays. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers