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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 8 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 3 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
Bleaching teeth: Crest white strips can work, though they only cover the front 6 teeth, so if there is a big color change, it may be very noticeable compared to the back teeth. ...Read more
Personal choice: There are about ten or so of them in the market.Of course, a lot of us get carried away by the very convincing commercials. They work about the same.It's really your choice.They all work equally well. It is just like which one is better coca cola, pepsi, beechnut gerber, colgate, crest , tylenol (acetaminophen) etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What over-the-counter products for teeth whitening work the best? There are some many out there that i don't know what to choose from.
Whitening gel: There are different types of whitening gels. The most common is carbamide peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide gel is also used. It depends on how you are whitening, either overnight or during the day, or whether there possible complications such as gum recession and/ or extreme sensitiviy. The best gel is the one recommended by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on goals: Whitening gels to veneers.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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