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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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Can brushing your teeth with household bleach work to whiten them?

Can brushing your teeth with household bleach work to whiten them?

Do not try: Household bleach is not intended for intraoral use. It will irritate and burn your mucous membranes and can cause serious health problems. Read the label. Use it to clean your laundry and bathroom; for that it works very well. Read more

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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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How unsafe is it to bleach your teeth using household teeth by dabbing a cotton bud in watered down bleach and wiping it on front teeth only?

How unsafe is it to bleach your teeth using household teeth by dabbing a cotton bud in watered down bleach and wiping it on front teeth only?

NOT SAFE!!: Household bleach is not the same as the bleach dentists use. Household bleach is poisonous and should not be ingested or even inhaled. Only use products meant to whiten your teeth that you get from your dentist or in the mouth care aisle of your pharmacy. Read more

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Will a person die if he or she ingests the common household bleach called clorox? (6.0% sodium hypochlorite)

Will a person die if he or she ingests the common household bleach called clorox? (6.0% sodium hypochlorite)

Yes, unless it's...: Yes, bleach will kill a person if too much is ingested. However, because bleach kills things, we can use bleach to purify water. After a disaster, if water is contaminated, one can add 4-5 drops of bleach to each quart or liter of water to purify the water for drinking. Read more

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I was cleaning the bathroom with thick household bleach and my eyes burned for 10 minutes and inhaled some and my nose burned and I can't taste.?

I was cleaning the bathroom with thick household bleach and my eyes burned for 10 minutes and inhaled some and my nose burned and I can't taste.?

Get medical help now: Even airborne bleach can be toxic to the eyes and respiratory track when exposed to high enough concentration for long enough. Alkali chemicals absorb into the mucosa and can do lasting damage. I would seek medical attention. Read more

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How effective is teeth bleaching?

How effective is teeth bleaching?

Very effective: There are many variations of teeth bleaching available. The best method in my opinion is to have custom fitted trays made by a dentist and to use low concentration carbamide peroxide (10%-15%) in the trays. Wear them to bed every night, avoid staining foods/drinks, tobacco while bleaching. Or wear for 1 hour twice daily. Sensitive teeth is a common side effect but goes away after use. Read more

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Why does bleaching teeth hurt so much?

Why does bleaching teeth hurt so much?

Sensitive nerves: Teeth are made up of tubules containing nerve fibers. The bleach is taken up in the tubules and causes irritation of the nerve tissue. Using a desensitizing toothpaste for 2 wks. Before and while bleaching helps reduce the sensitivity. Also taking ibuprophen helps. Read more

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What age is right for bleaching teeth?

What age is right for bleaching teeth?

Age for whitening: I can only speak for myself, but we usually start at 14 years old with parental consent. It also depends on the persons oral hygiene, and if the person is cavity free and healthy. However, for many young people it is unnecessary until later in life. Read more

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Does bleaching teeth make them thinner?

Does bleaching teeth make them thinner?

No: Dimensions of tooth don't change from bleaching, only the color. Read more

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How long does bleaching your teeth last?

How long does bleaching your teeth last?

3 months to 1 year: In most cases, the bleaching results will last for a minimum of 3 months and can last up to a year or more. Read more

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Is 20 a good age to get teeth bleaching?

Is 20 a good age to get teeth bleaching?

Yes: Yes, 20 is a good age for teeth bleaching. Normally younger patients tend to have more of a problem with sensitivity. This is due to the nerves of the teeth being closer to the surface in younger patients. There are ways of reducing the sensitivity. Talk to your dentist to get their advise. Read more

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What is best material for bleaching teeth?

Many alternatives: Seek consultation with your dentist to determine the best method for tooth whitening for you. Read more

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Will teeth bleaching eat away at my teeth?

Will teeth bleaching eat away at my teeth?

No, effective & safe: Take-home whitening systems are inexpensive, effective, safe and convenient because whitening happens at your convenience, when it works for you. Read more

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I've just had my teeth bleached, what next?

I've just had my teeth bleached, what next?

Teeth bleached: After you have had your teeth bleached you may want to visit your dentist to evaluate the condition of your tissue and any existing tooth colored restorations. Maintenance becomes very important as I have observed that on occasion some patient's teeth become more prone to absorbing stains from red wine, certain teas etc. Ask your dentist for suggestions regarding after care products. Read more

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How does one acquire teeth bleaching trays?

How does one acquire teeth bleaching trays?

Dental office: Bleaching trays are customarily made by having molds of your teeth made at your dental office. The dental office use these molds to make your custom bleaching trays. There may be a generic for stock tray system out there but they probably won't fit too well. Read more

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What is good for bleaching teeth really fast?

What is good for bleaching teeth really fast?

Strong inoffice--: There are some offices that offer tooth wihitening using a light source to speed up whitening. Some offices will use a much higher strentgh blaching gel. There are quite a few ways to do this so the best is to go see your dentist and ask what they can do or refer you to someone (another dentist) who does the sort of whitening you desire. Don't rely on a mall setup. Read more

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What are the health risks of bleaching teeth?

What are the health risks of bleaching teeth?

Minimal: There really are no health risks of bleaching your teeth unless there is direct ingestion of the bleach. Read more

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How long do the effects of teeth bleaching last?

Months: It can last months. However it depends on your diet (coffee and tea stain your teeth), oral hygiene and if you smoke. Read more

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