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Can I Use Peroxide To Bleach My Teeth
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teeth whitening: My patients do it without any problem. Check with you doc. ...Read more
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 (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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