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Have heard that swishing with coconut oil whitens teeth, but how does it work?

Have heard that swishing with coconut oil whitens teeth, but how does it work?

Cannot agree: I am not aware of any secret ingredients in coconut oil that can whiten teeth. Remember that most bleaching of teeth invokes more than just swishing for a few seconds. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 you kill germs, remineralize & whiten teeth safely with a mixture of baking soda, calcium powder (crushed calcium pills) and coconut oil?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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The best way to whiten teeth?

The best way to whiten teeth?

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 more

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Natural ways to whiten teeth?

Natural ways to whiten teeth?

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 more

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Safest and best way to whiten teeth?

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 more

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What is the best way to whiten teeth?

What is the best way to whiten teeth?

Best option: Best to see your Dentist. OTC products not very effective. Have your Dentist whiten them and help you maintain their whiteness. Know that any whitening treatment will have to be redone in time. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to whiten teeth?

Are there any good ways to whiten teeth?

YES: You will always get your best results when you use a professional to whiten your teeth. Zoom professional teeth whitening has worked excellent for my patients over the years along with at home trays for touch ups during the year. ...Read more

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What is the best way to effectively whiten teeth?

Whitening: The best way to whiten your teeth is to see your dentist to make sure you have no cavities and that you can get a prescriptioned medication that is not harmful or painful. It is worth it. ...Read more

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