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Do Listerine Whitening Strips Work
Whitening strips OK: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!!!: Teeth whitening pens work, but those products are designed more maintenance purpose then for " whitening". I mean that if you have not had your teeth cleaned for ten years... And , all of a sudden, you buy this whitening pen and plan to use as " miracle wand" .... It may not work , sorry. On the other hand, you you regularly visit your dentist and have your teeth cleaned, and/or whitened, then ok. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
Yes, but....: The 3% hydrogen peroxide that you can buy in stores will have no effect on whitening teeth. First the concentration is too low &secondly it cannot be in contact with the teeth long enough to be effective. Hydrogen peroxide in one form or another in higher concentrations in professionally fabricated delivery systems do work. Speak to your own dentist about your options that are both safe\effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: A slurry of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda brushed an the teeth twice daily can lighten your teeth superficially and help to remove surface staining. But don't expect a dramatic change. If you want that hollywood white smile you can't go wtong with professional whitening from a dentists office. Make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy prior to getting this done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or Colgate whitening strips or pens. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It whitens teeth.: Whitening rinses contain a whitening agent (like hydrogen peroxide) similar to whitening toothpastes. However, they only whiten very, very slowly since the are normally in contact with the teeth for only a minute or two. Contrast this with whitening strips or trays which are usually kept in contact with the teeth for an hour or so at a time. Trays will work much better and faster than rinses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : In order to whiten teeth, the whitening agent (gel, strip, tray, etc.) has to remain on your teeth generally for 15 minutes to a few hours. This allows the whitening agent to be absorbed into the tooth, and the whitening process to take place. Unfortunately, swishing a mouth wash for 30 seconds (or even a minute) does not allow near enough time for this to take place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Listerine whitening: As a dentist i can tell you that all otc tooth whitening products have limitations and are not as effective as custom bleaching trays with products supplied by your dentist. For patient reviews see: http://www.Amazon.Com/listerine-whitening-dissolving-strips-56-count/product-reviews/b000teyrxs. ...Read more
Some can: There are many tooth whitening strips that will work. Others that are complete gimmicks. They are typically disposable and uncomfortable to wear. This can lead to a very unpredictable result. My advice i to see a dentist and have them go over professional whitening, either at home or in the office. One brand that does work and has been around for a while is crest white strips. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Mostly no...: Bleaching materials are generally safe if you use them properly as directly. Some people can't do bleaching because of the increased sensitivity from bleaching. If that. Be the case...Try a lower strength of bleach. You may also be allergic to the bleach. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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