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Can i whiten my teeth if I use household bleach?

Can i whiten my teeth if I use household bleach?

NEVER!!!!: Household bleach is sodium hypochlorite which can burn soft tissues (tongue, gums, throat). It will cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea if swallowed. And it will have absolutely no effect on the color of your teeth. Please, do not do that! ...Read more

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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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Can I use hydrogen peroxide to treat my toothache?

Can I use hydrogen peroxide to treat my toothache?

NO: While diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide is sometimes used to treat or soothe gum problems, sores and cuts in your mouth, it will do nothing to help a toothache. In fact, it may make things worse. You need to see a dentist to determine the cause of your toothache and suggest appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can whiten my teeth with clorox bleach?

Wanted to know if i can whiten my teeth with clorox bleach?

Really ?: Read the label... Corrosive! when the bottle says to call poison control if ingested, this should be a warning to you. Please don't try.. Use crest white strips if professionally applied whitening gel is not in your budget. ...Read more

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What will happen if i used bleach to whiten my teeth?

You'll be sorry...: Firstly it won't whiten your teeth, and secondly, you may end up in the emergency room. Splurge for a tooth whitening kit from your pharmacy and save the bleach for your laundry and the toilet bowl. ...Read more

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How often should I use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide on my teeth?

How often should I use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide on my teeth?

Baking Soda, H2O2: I don't necessarily advocate this although i an aware that this has been around for a long time and some dentists do recommend it. In my opinion, i would ask the general dentist or periodontist who you use and can evaluate the health of your gums advise you. ...Read more

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Can I use invisalign aligners for bleaching my teeth? I am currently in invisalign and i would love to see my teeth look whiter. Can I use my aligners for bleaching and what bleach should I use?

Can I use invisalign aligners for bleaching my teeth? I am currently in invisalign and i would love to see my teeth look whiter.  Can I use my aligners for bleaching and what bleach should I use?

1 thing @ a time: Your concern at this point in treatment should be correcting your malocclusion. After your teeth are straight is the appropriate time to consider whitening. And don't put anything into your aligners except your teeth. Talk to your Dentist about staging. ...Read more

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I use rembrandt toothpaste, and some floss. How do I put hydron peroxide on my toothbrush?

I use rembrandt toothpaste, and some floss. How do I put hydron peroxide on my toothbrush?

Use as a rinse!: Otc 3% hydrogen peroxide diluted: 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 2 parts water is safe to rinse twice daily after brushing consistently. This won't taste great, but it also good for gums health as well! hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient in almost all whitening products. ...Read more

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Should i try to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth?

Should i try to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth?

Yes, but diluted: Safe to use 3% (over the counter) hydrogen peroxide + 2 parts water. Use twice daily after brushing every day for whiter teeth (in about 4-6 weeks) and healthier gums! ...Read more

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What can I use to clean my dental crowns?

What can I use to clean my dental crowns?

same as your teeth: Treat crowns the same way you would your regular teeth, brush floss rince, etc. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was wondering if brushing with baking soda or swishing hydrogen peroxide around in my mouth will whiten my teeth?

What do you advise if i was wondering if brushing with baking soda or swishing hydrogen peroxide around in my mouth will whiten my teeth?

Advice: Get your teeth professionally cleaned first, then use whitening products specifically formulated to whiten your teeth. The items you mentioned will not effectively whiten you teeth, but actually damage your enamel and soft tissues. ...Read more

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Do you think it could be safe to use clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) face wash to clean my teeth?

Do you think it could be safe to use clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) face wash to clean my teeth?

Why ?: Toothpaste is made for cleaning teeth. Most of the face washes will clearly state "for external use only". Your teeth and gingival tissues are not considered external. ...Read more

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How can I whiten my teeth with household products?

How can I whiten my teeth with household products?

Can see a dentist: A dentist can recommend various whitening methods for teeth. There are over-the-counter teeth whiteners that are not as strong as the ones used at a dentist's office, but experimenting with household products is not recommended. Healthtap currently does not have dentists as medical experts. Thanks for using healthtap! ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my teeth clean without using toothpaste or mouthwash?

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What can I do to keep my teeth clean without using toothpaste or mouthwash?

Why: You should weigh the pros, cons, risks and benefits of toothpaste, mouthwash... These items have been in history for a long time, and unless you're super allergic to all of them, there's a reason why they're still used today and recommended by american dental assoc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

In what form?: All whitening strips and gels use either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in different concentrations. They are generally safe because the company formulates the gel with approved methods, and your dentist creates a custom tray to protect your teeth. I do not recommend trying peroxide straight out the bottle as a home whitening remedy. ...Read more

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Hello docs, i need to whiten my teeth, how much baking soda should I use when mixing it with my toothpaste?

Hello docs, i need to whiten my teeth, how much baking soda should I use when mixing it with my toothpaste?

Whitening teeth: Depends upon existing condition ; how white you want them. Nothing over the counter nor what you can prepare yourself will do much to truly whiten teeth. Crest whitestrips do work but have limitations. Best course of action is to consult with your own dentist as to what would be best for your circumstances. Even then, get a professional cleaning first and be aware fillings and crowns do not whiten. ...Read more

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What home remedy can I use to whiten my teeth?

What home remedy can I use to whiten my teeth?

Nothing effective: Most home "remedies" actually harmful. Start w professional cleaning by your Dentist. Then follow his/her advice as to what would be best route for you to follow. ...Read more

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Should i try bleaching my teeth with house hold bleach?

Should i try bleaching my teeth with house hold bleach?

NO: Danger! household bleach is extremely alkaline. At ph nearly 11, the liquid is way beyond what is safe in the mouth. The bleach will not come off easily even with lots of water rinse and scraping. The liquid persistently lingers on the delicate mouth tissue--lips, cheeks, tongue, throat, etc., slowly damaging it. The chemicals used in teeth whitening and household bleach are different. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can use opened baking soda to whiten my teeth?

No: Baking soda will not whiten your teeth. All it will do is clean off the surface debris making your teeth appear whiter. ...Read more

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Is 6% hydro peroxide safe to use to bleach my teeth?

Is 6% hydro peroxide safe to use to bleach my teeth?

Bleaching: Most bleaching systems come as either a gel that is placed in a tray that you then place in your mouth or a strip impregnated with the bleaching material that you place over your teeth like a bandaid. These are also a buffered system so as not to burn your tissues. Hydro peroxide is usually used by the dentist in a controlled environment chairside, and should never be used as a rinse. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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