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I'm wondering what is the best whitening toothpaste?

I'm wondering what is the best whitening toothpaste?

Whitening toothpaste: All whitening toothpastes rely on being more abrasive to remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke etc.
They do not contain any whitening ingredients. While they may help initially, continued use can make the teeth darker as the outer lighter color is worn away revealing the darker inner structure. Also, may make them more sensitive. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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What sorbitol is used in whitening toothpaste?

What sorbitol is used in whitening toothpaste?

Sorbitol is sweet: I am not sure what the question is but sorbitol is an artifical sweetener. It would not be helpful in whitening your teeth, just making the toothpaste taste better. Most whitening toothpastes use an abrasive to whiten teeth. ...Read more

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Can crest 3d whitening luxe toothpaste work?

Can crest 3d whitening luxe toothpaste work?

Teeth Whitening: All the teeth whitening toothpastes work very well for what they are. The dentist can get your teeth far whiter so you have to understand the concentrations these toothpastes work in are quite low. Results will vary from person to person based on staining, tooth decay, and even previous restorations present in areas of whitening. ...Read more

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What is the best toothpaste for gums n whitening?

What is the best toothpaste for gums n whitening?

Not one is best...: Toothpastes that whiten have just a tiny amount of whitening chemicals in them to claim "whitening" some people get sensitive teeth and bothered gums by these toothpastes. We really don't need toothpaste but it does taste good when we brush. As for gums... There are a groups of pastes that can help your gums a little too. The Best treatment is brush well, floss and get regular checkups. ...Read more

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Dental experts! What is the best whitening toothpaste?

Dental experts! What is the best whitening toothpaste?

Whitening toothpaste: All whitening toothpastes rely on being more abrasive to remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke etc.
They do not contain any whitening ingredients. While they may help initially, continued use can make the teeth darker as the outer lighter color is worn away revealing the darker inner structure. Also, may make them more sensitive. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use whitening toothpaste and braces together?

Is it okay to use whitening toothpaste and braces together?

Yes: Whitening toothpaste will not cause any problems while wearing braces. The minimal whitening you may get can then be continued on the surfaces currently covered by the brackets after removal. Better yet, now you will have nice straight teeth, so get them professionally whitened by your dentist. You will be much happier with the results. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best whitening toothpaste/mouthwash?

Please help! What is the best whitening toothpaste/mouthwash?

Whitening methods?: To the best of my knowledge, I don't believe there are any mouthwashes that can really whiten teeth. Whitening toothpastes are more abrasive and remove surface stain, and should not be used on a regular basis. Some may have whitening agents but the effectiveness is limited at best. I would suggest you see a dentist to discuss all your tooth whitening options before doing anything. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can use whitening toothpaste with braces?

Wanted to know if I can use whitening toothpaste with braces?

Would not: While most whitening toothpaste is very mild, you may cause a shade difference between the exposed tooth and the part covered by the braces. I would wait until after the braces come off and ask your orthodontist about using your retainer as a tray to employ professional grade whitening (we sell this for only an extra $25 after braces) ...Read more

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I've been using whitening toothpaste with braces, is this bad?

I've been using whitening toothpaste with braces, is this bad?

Not good: You'll whiten the area around the brace, but not the area behind the brace, so when brads come off it will look like you have a slightly darker patch in the middle of each tooth. Talk to your general dentist about whitening after your braces come off. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to use toothpaste with whitening with braces.?

Could it be healthy to use toothpaste with whitening with braces.?

Not necessarily...: Teeth can darken a lot while wearing braces if meticulous oral hygiene is not upkept... If you do use a whitening toothpaste to help with some stain removal, make sure that it is not too abrasive, as this could damage the teeth... If you do any true professional whitening, then you may have some darker areas to touch up where the brackets were (once they come off)... ...Read more

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Please advise if it's okay to use toothpaste with whitening with braces?

No: It will not bleach where the brackets are attached.
When the brackets are removed, those areas will be darker. Wait until the braces are removed. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it ok to use a toothpaste that has whitening effect with braces?

I was wondering is it ok to use a toothpaste that has whitening effect with braces?

Not a good idea: Whitening agent can't get behind the braces, so it can look like you have an I bleached dark spot in the middle of each tooth when braces removed. ...Read more

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Is whitening toothpaste ok for your teeth?

Is whitening toothpaste ok for your teeth?

Not really.: If you are using OTC (over the counter) dental products, then find the ones with ADA logo. ADA stands for American Dental Association. In order to get ADA seal, manufacturers need to submit research data supporting their advertisements/claims and need to be approved by ADA. Whitening toothpaste contains abrasive particles that do not really work in whitening your teeth. It may remove stains. ...Read more

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What are good whitening toothpastes?

No: Most whitening tooth pastes do not contain enough whitening materials to really make a significant difference. They equate cleaning of your teeth to make them "whiter". ...Read more

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What is the best enamel protector and whitening toothpaste?

Best: You will find so many opinions on what is best, so it's very subjective, but we can say that having good homecare, brushing 3 x per day, using ada approved toothpaste/whitening or not, keeping up with your routine professional visits with your hygienist/dentist, and realizing that acidic and sugary foods promote decay... That's important. ...Read more

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What is a flouride-free, whitening-free natural toothpaste?

What is a flouride-free, whitening-free natural toothpaste?

Tom's of Maine: But why? Toothpaste doesn't clean teeth, brushing does. Talk to your dentist... Fluoride is a good thing. More than a half century of use has proved its effectiveness at virtually no risk. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is there a good whitening toothpaste that would help or something?

Docs can you explain, is there a good whitening toothpaste that would help or something?

Whitening toothpaste: All whitening toothpastes rely on being more abrasive to remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke etc.
They do not contain any whitening ingredients. While they may help initially, continued use can make the teeth darker as the outer lighter color is worn away revealing the darker inner structure. Also, may make them more sensitive. ...Read more

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Can a whitening toothpaste with baking soda irritate one's gums?

Can a whitening toothpaste with baking soda irritate one's gums?

Yes: Any toothpaste can irritate the gums baking soda in te mouth has an increase abrasive products. ...Read more

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What toothpaste and what toothbrush do you recommend me to use for whitening my teethes?

What toothpaste and what toothbrush do you recommend me to use for whitening my teethes?

Teeth whitening: Is best accomplished using a professional system from a dentist of in office by the dentist. With that said there are a hosts of over the counter systems that might satisfy your needs. In addition, there are many whitening toothpastes that can also help. Understand the degree of whitening from the non-professional methods is not as obvious as those by your dentist. Braun oral b triumph — excellen. ...Read more

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Was thinking of getting arm and hammer extra whitening toothpaste. Good idea? Or is there a better one?

Was thinking of getting arm and hammer extra whitening toothpaste. Good idea? Or is there a better one?

Good product: Whitening toothpastes from the major manufacturers, combined with whitening strips is moderately effective. Custom trays and whitening gels provided by your dentist are more effective. ...Read more

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Please recommend some good whitening toothpaste?

Please recommend some good whitening toothpaste?

Whitening toothpaste: All whitening toothpastes rely on being more abrasive to remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke etc.
They do not contain any whitening ingredients. While they may help initially, continued use can make the teeth darker as the outer lighter color is worn away revealing the darker inner structure. Also, may make them more sensitive. ...Read more

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Good toothpaste to use when whitening to reduce pain?

Good toothpaste to use when whitening to reduce pain?

Sensitive formula: Most sensitive formula toothpastes will be helpfull while whitening. If more is needed your dentist can supply you with a desensitizing gel to use in addition to the whitening gel. ...Read more

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I swollowed crest whitening toothpaste about a teaspoon?

I swollowed crest whitening toothpaste about a teaspoon?

Should be OK but...: Normally not an issue, but if swallowed a lot, I would contact poison control and ask questions. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you use crest whitening toothpaste?

I need to know how do you use crest whitening toothpaste?

Whitening toothpaste: All whitening toothpastes rely on being more abrasive to remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke etc.
They do not contain any whitening ingredients. While they may help initially, continued use can make the teeth darker as the outer lighter color is worn away revealing the darker inner structure. Also, may make them more sensitive. ...Read more

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What are the whitening ingredients in Crest pro-health toothpaste?

What are the whitening ingredients in Crest pro-health toothpaste?

Whitening Ingredient: Or ingredients are usually the source of sodium content. ...Read more

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Since a lot of toothpastes contain whitening products, what should I be using? I am asking this because I'm told whitening toothpastes are abrasive.

Since a lot of toothpastes contain whitening products, what should I be using? I am asking this because I'm told whitening toothpastes are abrasive.

Some are abrasive: There is a lot of marketing hype around toothpastes. They all seem to whiten teeth, fight decay, cure gum disease, give you fresh breath and help you lose weight. Obviously, kidding about last part, but you're brushing technique and flossing are probably more significant than type of paste. There is a rda index which rates the abrasiveness of toothpastes. Google to find yours. ...Read more

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What's a good working tooth whitening toothpaste?

What's a good working tooth whitening toothpaste?

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 more

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Thinking of getting arm and hammer extra whitening toothpaste. Do dentists recommend this or is there a better one?

Thinking of getting arm and hammer extra whitening toothpaste. Do dentists recommend this or is there a better one?

Not very much at all: Whitening toothpastes really don't whiten teeth except by removing surface debris from the teeth. You really need to have gels in a tray that stay in contact with your teeth for a minimum of 30 minutes to get effective whitening of your teeth. Tooth paste just doesn't stay in contact with your teeth long enough to whiten teeth. ...Read more