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Please help! what is the best teeth whitening toothpaste?

Please help! what is the best teeth whitening toothpaste?

Depends on you...: Best here depends on personal preference for flavor, texture and sensitivity. Sometimes the answer is none at all, but odds are the polishing paste you dentist uses at your cleaning appointments tops them all. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Teeth Whitening (Definition)

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


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Why is Sensodyne recommended & how long after professional teeth whitening procedure before you can return to using regular toothpaste, i.e. Tom's?

Why is Sensodyne recommended & how long after professional teeth whitening procedure before you can return to using regular toothpaste, i.e. Tom's?

Sensitive teeth: Sensodyne helps decrease teeth sensitivity mainly to cold. Teeth whitening is thought to increase sensitivity in some cases. Your dentist suggested Sensodyne for this reason. If your teeth were not sensitive before the whitening then finish the tube and return to your regular tooth paste. Happy chewing!! ...Read more

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I use teeth whitening tooth paste and now my mouth feels dry. Why is that?

I use teeth whitening tooth paste and now my mouth feels dry. Why is that?

Change toothpaste: You may have some adverse reaction to certain ingredient in that whitening tooth paste. Just use the regular toothpaste since they are better and cheaper anyway. Whitening toothpaste may contain abrasives that wear down your enamel. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use tooth whitening toothpaste? The whole idea of bleaching my teeth just doesn't seem healthy to me, but at the same time i would also like to have whiter teeth. .

Is it okay to use tooth whitening toothpaste? The whole idea of bleaching my teeth just doesn't seem healthy to me, but at the same time i would also like to have whiter teeth.


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Abrasive toothpastes: Whitwbing your teeth is safe when done with the right supervision. Many tooth whitening toothpastes that are marketed to the public are actually very abrasive and don't actually whiten your teeth. I recommend regular toothpaste with flouride, avoid the whitening gimmicks and avoid tartar control toothpastes. ...Read more

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Can you mix cream of tartar with arm & hammer toothpaste with baking soda and peroxide for tooth whitening and is it harmful to teeth?

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 more

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What's a good working tooth whitening toothpaste?

What's a good working tooth whitening toothpaste?

None for whitening: Hydrogen peroxide is the primary chemical used for whitening and although some toothpastes may have it, the concentration is not high enough and unless you want to sit there with toothpaste in your mouth for 30min to an hour it isn't going to do that much for you. Mechanical removal of debris and plaque daily should be enough. If you want to whiten more, call your dentist or get a take home kit. ...Read more

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Any good tooth whitening toothpaste you can recommend that does the job?

Any good tooth whitening toothpaste you can recommend that does the job?

No: Whitening toothpastes help to maintain the whiteness put really do not whiten teeth. Try some form of bleaching method and then use the toothpaste. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is best for teeth whitening at home?

I'm wondering what is best for teeth whitening at home?

See dentist: Good brushing and flossing to keep your teeth healthy will keep, you teeth white. Talk to your dentist about whitening options. ...Read more

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