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Coconut Oil Whiten 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
Can you kill germs, remineralize & whiten teeth safely with a mixture of baking soda, calcium powder (crushed calcium pills) and coconut oil?
Not recommended: Stick to major brands of toothpaste that have already been engineered to give you the best results, safely. Home concoctions may be too abraisive, and frankly will have no affect on the whitening. If you want whiter teeth, please see your dentist to discuss your candidacy and options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does swishing coconut oil in your mouth daily have any benefits. I heard it whitens your teeth and removes toxins. Is same true of olive oil?
Too Exotic: Don't try to be so exotic. Some of these things sound really good but are not any better than the true basics of: 1) use a soft manual toothbrush. 2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together. 3) move the brush in circles. 4) do all teeth this way on the face side and the tongue side. 5) follow up with a water pik spraying water in circles same places. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you swish coconut oil in your mouth, spit it out, and brush your teeth will it whiten your teeth?
Myths: Nope. Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
See your dentist: Of course as a dentist you would probably expect all of us to recommend professional dental supervised whitening in an office. You are right, but not for our benefit of income. In my office we charge very little to whiten teeth because our primary concern is your happiness and that we exceed your expectations. I think you will find many dentists out there that place you as their main priority. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid the source...: I'm not aware of a good alternative to the whitening products readily available at your drug store or professionally through most dental offices. You may try to eliminate the source of the staining (speak with your dentist or hygienist about details), or use a whitening toothpaste. Good luck :). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teeth whitening : You can use over the counter products like 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 safest and best way is a professional teeth whitening, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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