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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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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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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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What can I buy to safely whiten teeth?

Dentist supervised: For the best results, consult a dentist for a take home tray system that is custom made to your teeth and you apply the gel every night to lighten your teeth. ...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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What is the longest-lasting teeth whitening procedure? I'd like my teeth whitened, and would like to choose whichever method lasts the longest. .

What is the longest-lasting teeth whitening procedure? I'd like my teeth whitened, and would like to choose whichever method lasts the longest.


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None: Whitening teeth is a process, and also is a maintenance for life. It likes tanning your skin, over time the tan fades and so does the whitening. ...Read more

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What's the best and fastest way to whiten teeth permanently?

What's the best and fastest way to whiten teeth permanently?

You Can't: There is no permanent way of whitening. Teeth will naturally darken with time and eating and drinking certain food items. Crowns and veneers cover the teeth and can stay lighter. Bleaching solutions have to be repeated throughout ones life to maintain whiteness. ...Read more

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What are the best off the shelf products that can be used to whiten teeth and keep them white?

What are the best off the shelf products  that can be used to whiten teeth and keep them white?

Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter products, however, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, 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 are some store products that will help whiten teeth?

What are some store products that will help whiten teeth?

Whitening Products: At your pharmacy, go to the toothpaste/oral healthcare aisle and you will find many OTC gels and pastes that might work for you. Nothing will work as well as professionally applied products. ...Read more

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