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Best Teeth Whitening Toothpaste
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I want to make my teeth look really white. What are the best like drugstore teeth whitening products that actually work?
Really effective: If you want you teeth to look really white? : don't rely on store bought whitening products. See you dentist for professional methods. In the long run it is probably not only the most effective in obtaining desired results but cost effective as well. You can have custom trays made and always only purchase more bleaching gel for future touchups. Also your teeth should be examined\evaluated first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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