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Doctor insights on: Aquafresh Whitening Trays

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Do crest whitening strips work for whitening teeth?

Do crest whitening strips work for whitening teeth?

Yes: They do work, but not as good as a professional whitening at a dentist office. ...Read more

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Toothache from using carbamide peroxide teeth whitening?

Toothache from using carbamide peroxide teeth whitening?

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 more

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Will regular toothpaste (not whitening toothpaste) whiten teeth?

Will regular toothpaste (not whitening toothpaste) whiten teeth?

No : Toothpaste is used mainly to prevent cavities/gingivitis or reduce tooth sensitivity. Regular toothpaste will not whiten teeth and neither will whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste is usually more abrasive and will remove surface stains on the outside of the tooth, but is not absorbed into the tooth to actually whiten your teeth. In other words, it may clean the teeth but not whiten. ...Read more

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Can teeth whitening strips expire?

Can teeth whitening strips expire?

Yes: Tthere is an expiration date on the individual packets. The boxes of crest whitestrips does have such a date. They likely presume that users will keep the box on hand. ...Read more

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Can crest 3d whitening luxe toothpaste work?

Can crest 3d whitening luxe toothpaste work?

Teeth Whitening: All of the teeth whitening toothpastes work very well for what they are. The dentist can get your teeth far whiter so you have to understand the concentrations these toothpastes work in are quite low. Results will vary from person to person based on staining, tooth decay, and even previous restorations present in areas of whitening. ...Read more

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Bleaching trays-22% carbamide peroxide. Are they bad for your teeth?

Bleaching trays-22% carbamide peroxide. Are they bad for your teeth?

Mostly no...: Bleaching materials are generally safe if you use them properly as directly. Some people can't do bleaching because of the increased sensitivity from bleaching. If that. Be the case...Try a lower strength of bleach. You may also be allergic to the bleach. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide work for teeth whitening?

Can hydrogen peroxide work for teeth whitening?

Yes, but....: The 3% hydrogen peroxide that you can buy in stores will have no effect on whitening teeth. First the concentration is too low &secondly it cannot be in contact with the teeth long enough to be effective. Hydrogen peroxide in one form or another in higher concentrations in professionally fabricated delivery systems do work. Speak to your own dentist about your options that are both safe\effective. ...Read more

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Does using crest whiten strips and toothpaste help teeth be pearly white?

Does using crest whiten strips and toothpaste help teeth be pearly white?

Maybe: They may. But its best to have professional whitening and use the otc products for maintenance. ...Read more

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Can "listerine whitening mouth wash" really whiten your teeth?

Can "listerine whitening mouth wash" really whiten your teeth?

No : In order to whiten teeth, the whitening agent (gel, strip, tray, etc.) has to remain on your teeth generally for 15 minutes to a few hours. This allows the whitening agent to be absorbed into the tooth, and the whitening process to take place. Unfortunately, swishing a mouth wash for 30 seconds (or even a minute) does not allow near enough time for this to take place. ...Read more

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Hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening, does htis work?

Hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening, does htis work?

Yes and no: A slurry of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda brushed an the teeth twice daily can lighten your teeth superficially and help to remove surface staining. But don't expect a dramatic change. If you want that hollywood white smile you can't go wtong with professional whitening from a dentists office. Make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy prior to getting this done. ...Read more

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Would 44% carbamide peroxide teeth whitener actually work?

Would 44% carbamide peroxide teeth whitener actually work?

Yes: Absolutely but only under the supervision of your dentist. ...Read more

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Can teeth whitening used with hydrogen peroxide damage a veneer?

No: Veneers are typically made from a variety of ceramics or composites. Tooth whitening ingredients like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide will not damage a veneer. Be aware though, the whitening gel will have little or no whitening effect on the veneers themselves. If you have both natural teeth and veneered teeth in your smile only the natural teeth will whiten. ...Read more

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Do teeth whitening products such as crest strips damage tooth enamel?

Do teeth whitening products such as crest strips damage tooth enamel?

They can ... : They can... A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing bleaching can produce permanent discoloration. Please see only a dentist for bleaching and refrain from the current trend of whitening in a spa or mall or beauty salon. Bleaching teeth is best managed by an experienced dentist with your dental & gum health as the main focus of their attention! ...Read more

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Will regular toothpaste whiten teeth?

Will regular toothpaste whiten teeth?

No: Toothpaste alone cannot whiten teeth, but it helps to remove any coloring stain, as well as keeping the stain from sticking and building up. If you already have teeth that are white enough for you, only occasional touch-up whitening and mostly brushing with toothpaste will keep the teeth white. If you want to have them whiter, it is best to have professionally formulated whitening at the dentist. ...Read more

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Should I use crest whitening strips to whiten my teeth?

Should I use crest whitening strips to whiten my teeth?

Possibly: Those strips work moderately well but only for some individuals and only in certain cases. They may or may not give you the results that you desire. First see a dentist to discuss your options and what would be best for your circumstances. ...Read more

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Can enamel building toothpaste work after tooth bleaching?

Yes: I would recommend a Fluoride toothpaste or Fluoride mouthwash like act to help protect your tooth enamel. Also, do not over-whiten to help prevent sensitivity. Studies show lower concentration over time gets the best results. ...Read more

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Will whitening strips make fluorosis worst?

Will whitening strips make fluorosis worst?

Evaluation: The answer to your question is best handled by a dentist who can personally examine you and discuss treatment options. There is no blanket yes or no answer to your question. ...Read more

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Will teeth bleaching or using the bleaching strips work on veneers?

Nope: No. Only natural enamel will respond to the bleaching process. Existing restorations such as fillings, bonded composite, or bonded porcelain veneers will not bleach. They can be changed, but won't bleach. ...Read more

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