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Is it okay to use cheap unbranded teeth whitening solutions (the ones with cream and blue laser)?I can't find branded ones and can't afford a dentist.

Is it okay to use cheap unbranded teeth whitening solutions (the ones with cream and blue laser)?I can't find branded ones and can't afford a dentist.

Tooth Whitening: Good day; Presently experimenting with new product from Crest- Oral B. Two Step Tooth Paste System. Initial paste cleans teeth and second paste bleaches them. Wife and I have tried system four past four days and very pleased with results. Try Crest - Oral B on internet- Bleaching Tooth Past Kit. ...Read more

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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Are crest white strips effective at teeth whitening?

Are crest white strips effective at teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or supper market products like crest white-strips. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more

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What are some inexpensive options for teeth whitening?

What are some inexpensive options for teeth whitening?

Pay the price!: If you want to whiten your teeth go to a dentist and pay the price. The inexpensive options such as the over the counter products take a lot longer and do not give you as good of a result. ...Read more

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Is teeth whitening a bad procedure to do to your teeth?

Depends: On a short term basis generally not. But... If you are a frequent bleacher there may be some contraindications like people that have sensitive teeth or gum line cavities. When a person makes health decisions on there own, without consulting a doctor, it is only a guess as to effectiveness or potential future issues. I would speak with your dentist as they know what is best for you. ...Read more

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What teeth whitening products work without harmful effects?

What teeth whitening products work without harmful effects?

All are safe, but...: All fda approved teeth whitening product are perfectly safe if used under your dentist's supervision. ...Read more

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What to if I am looking for best teeth whitening online product?

What to if I am looking for best teeth whitening online product?

Don't buy online: Safe, simple, effective, cheap: 1 part 3% otc hydrogen peroxide to 2 parts water; rinse twice daily after brushing. See results 4-6 weeks. Online products are not fda approved and can cause gum burning. As a dentist, I have never seen an online product work for any of my patients who have tried. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me any teeth whitening products that actually work?

Can you tell me any teeth whitening products that actually work?

In office systems: All of the in office whitening provided by dentists work. Over the counter crest white strips work very well ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the best store bought teeth whitening product?

I'm wondering what is the best store bought teeth whitening product?

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. Avoid using any product that requires a "pre rinse" as this is usually acidic and can destroy tooth structure as well as make them more sensitive. ...Read more

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