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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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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?

NO!: The jury is still out on the clinical efficacy of remineralizing medicaments, but the admixture you have asked about will have absolutely no positive effect, and chronic use of abrasives may be harmful. Save your money and use products known to be helpful. ...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 fastest way to whiten teeth without going to the dentist?

The fastest way to whiten teeth without going to the dentist?

Home whitening kits: Some of the home whitening kits have the same ingredients that dentists use, just a lower concentration. Follow the recommendations on the package. Trying to use them for a longer time each day may speed up the bleaching process, but could increase the risk of discomfort from the bleaching process. ...Read more

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How do I whiten teeth with home remedies without damaging?

How do I whiten teeth with home remedies without damaging?

None: There are no home remedies to whiten teeth other that keeping them clean on a daily basis with proper brushing and flossing after meals. If you really want whiter teeth see your dentist for a professional cleaning and a discussion of available safe and effective methods. Crest whitestrips are effective for some but have definite limitations and even this should be discussed with your dentist first. ...Read more

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Safest and best way to whiten teeth?

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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How to whiten teeth without any dental procedure?

How to whiten teeth without any dental procedure?

OTC: If you do not want a dentist to do it. Consider whitening strips. They work for my wife and daughter. ...Read more

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How can I best whiten teeth?

How can I best whiten teeth?

Teeth whitening: There are several good ways to whiten the teeth. First one is to use whitening trays with whitening gel. This is given to you by your dentist and you do it conviniently in your house. The other ways are to do it in office under supervision of te dentist using a laser or uv light. All methods work well. If you want one shot whitening then in office is good for you. Hope that helps. ...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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