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Doctor insights on: Do Teeth Whitening Products Such As Crest Strips Damage Tooth Enamel

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Do teeth whitening products such as crest strips damage tooth enamel?

Do teeth whitening products such as crest strips damage tooth enamel?

They can. ..: They can... A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing bleaching can produce permanent discoloration. Please see only a dentist for bleaching and refrain from the current trend of whitening in a spa or mall or beauty salon. Bleaching teeth is best managed by an experienced dentist with your dental & gum health as the main focus of their attention! ...Read more

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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Are their any teeth whitening systems out there that don't strip off the enamel?

Are their any teeth whitening systems out there that don't strip off the enamel?

Not how they work: Tooth whitening products and symptoms do not strip the hard enamel off the surface of your teeth. They remove and/or bleach pigmented stains. Please see your dentist for discussion of the best tooth whitening approach for you. Making teeth whiter if they are unhealthy or of the supporting tissues are compromised is an exercise in futility. ...Read more

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Is erosion of enamal at root from the teeth whitening trays/strips possible?

Not enough evidence: If you happen to be experiencing sensitivity at the gumline after using your trays/strips, it is possible that the gel is causing that. However, it is not likely that gel is causing any recession. You may also be noticing it more, since the dentin where the enamel stops will not whiten as enamel does and you will see the difference at the gumline more so with the enamel becoming lighter. ...Read more

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Can teeth whitening hide enamel loss?

Not much: Tooth whitening is most effective on the enamel. If you have worn off your enamel bleaching will be painful and less effective. If you can get past the sensitivity bleaching will make the underlying dentin less yellow and so it will help a little. ...Read more

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Is it possible that long term use of the zoom whitening system can weaken teeth? I'm looking into teeth whitening regimens, particularly zoom, and I'm wondering if over the long term there is anyway it can weaken teeth and damage or remove enamel? .

Is it possible that long term use of the zoom whitening system can weaken teeth? I'm looking into teeth whitening regimens, particularly zoom, and I'm wondering if over the long term there is anyway it can weaken teeth and damage or remove enamel? .

Not yet: There are no studies that show tooth damage from whitening other than sensitivity. We use hydrogen peroxide compounds to whiten your teeth. Hp is a very volitile compound that quickly breaks down to water and an oxygen free radical. It is this oxygen free radical does causes the whitening, just like oxyclean removes stains from clothes. Do not use oxyclean on your teeth. It's poisonous if ingested. ...Read more

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Which is better for teeth whitening crest 3D whitening strips Or whitening pens and which will give faster result??

Which is better for teeth whitening crest 3D whitening strips Or whitening pens and which will give faster result??

Teeth whitening: 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.
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Used tooth whitening paste for 2 wks (stopped now). Front teeth have been sensitive for last few days. Could those couple of days cause loss of enamel?

Toothpaste: Whitening toothpastes are usually a bit more abrasive than other toothpastes. You did the right thing by discontinuing use when your teeth became sensitive as you may be sensitive to one or more of the ingredients. Ask your Dentist to advise you as to best dentifrice for you, and best whitening regimen. ...Read more

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I was wondering, do crest teeth whitening strips actually work?

I was wondering, do crest teeth whitening strips actually work?

Yes, not effective: 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 more

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Please help! Tooth whitening and damaged enamel?

Possibly: You can overdue anything and that includes whitening. Done properly, there are many ways to whiten your teeth without damaging the enamel. This can be done in office or at home. You can cause discomfort and sensitivity if you get carried away so check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Are crest white strips effective at teeth whitening?

Are crest white strips effective at teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or supper market products like crest 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 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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Can I take crest teeth whitening strips for teens?

Can I take crest teeth whitening strips for teens?

Safe: Safe if used exactly as directed on package. Not as effective as professional whitening directed by your dentist. Whitening done by your dentist easier and more cost effective. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for tooth whitening if enamel erosion?

What do you recommend for tooth whitening if enamel erosion?

Veneers: Dentin is the tooth structure below enamel, and it is yellowish in color. Thin/eroded enamel may allow more dentin to show through. If this is the case with your teeth, conventional whitening methods may be ineffective. You may need something to "mask" out the dentin showing through the translucent enamel, like porcelain veneers. ...Read more

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Which method is more effective for teeth whitening zoom teeth whitening or crest - 3d professional effects white strips?

Which method is more effective for teeth whitening zoom teeth whitening or crest - 3d professional effects white strips?

In office > strips: The whitening strips can be effective but if you want faster, more noticeable results, you would be happier with an in office, professionally administered whitening treatment like Zoom, Kor, Saphire, or any of the many systems offered by dentists in your area. You can always find someone running a special if cost is your main concern. ...Read more

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Can teeth whitening strips expire?

Can teeth whitening strips expire?

Yes: Tthere is an expiration date on the individual packets. The boxes of crest whitestrips does have such a date. They likely presume that users will keep the box on hand. ...Read more

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What are some good teeth whitening strips?

Whiter Image: Whiter image offers a boil and bite tray that you can custom fit to your teeth and just add the bleach into the tray. Better than any strip because of the close contact between the teeth and bleach and your bleach strength is greater. ...Read more

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Want to know do teeth whitening strips work?

Want to know do teeth whitening strips work?

Generally yes: For the most part they do work, but usually only on the flat surface of your teeth and not between your teeth. However, if your teeth are extremely dark or discolored, you might not see any improvement at all. ...Read more

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What is the best teeth whitening strips brand?

What is the best teeth whitening strips brand?

Don't know: The best one is the one that gives you the results you want without any discomfort to your teeth and gums. People react differently to different products. ...Read more

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What is the best teeth whitening product or remedy?

What is the best teeth whitening product or remedy?

Dentist provided: Dentist provided and monitored at-home whitening has been shown to have the best results. Stick with the professionals for this. ...Read more

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What brand of teeth whitening strips works the best?

What brand of teeth whitening strips works the best?

Personal choice: There are about ten or so of them in the market. Of course, a lot of us get carried away by the very convincing commercials. They work about the same. It's really your choice. They all work equally well. It is just like which one is better coca cola, pepsi, beechnut gerber, colgate, crest, tylenol (acetaminophen) etc. ...Read more

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Teeth whitening strips: is there anything negative about using them?

Teeth whitening strips: is there anything negative about using them?

Whitening strips...: The main negatives to whitening strips include:
-teeth senstivity
-gum irritation
-possibility of white spots
-possibility of uneven teeth whitening if not used correctly. ...Read more

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Can I wear teeth-whitening-strips under Invisialign Aligners? Thanks.

Can I wear teeth-whitening-strips under Invisialign Aligners? Thanks.

NO: First, placing anything inside your aligners will probably change the fit of the aligners and therefore affect its precise function. Secondly I would suggest whitening your teeth AFTER all orthodontic movement is completed. Finally, ask your own dentist at that time what would be the smartest method to use to whiten your teeth. Whitening strips have limitations. ...Read more

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How can the process of teeth whitening work with the whitening strips?

Teeth whitening: 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 more

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If you use the teeth-whitening strips, and it hurts your teeth, is that ok?

If you use the teeth-whitening strips, and it hurts your teeth, is that ok?

Options...: If you have sensitivity, try using a sensitivity toothpaste for a few weeks prior and during whiting. This helps seal the dentinal tubules that cause the sensitivity. It is not advisable to continue strips if you develop severe sensitivity, as you can "overdo it" and cause root damage by not heeding to the symptoms you are feeling. Some sensitivity that subsides in 24 hours is normal. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is there a good teeth whitening product sold in supermarkets?

Docs can you explain, is there a good teeth whitening product sold in supermarkets?

Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter or supper market 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 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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Can you tell me how many times a year would I have to buy teeth whitening strips to keep my teeth white?

Can you tell me how many times a year would I have to buy teeth whitening strips to keep my teeth white?

Modestly effective: Whitening strips, like whitening toothpaste, is only modestly effective. A more cost effective, more efficacious approach is to treat whitening not as a diy project but as treatment best provided by someone with years of training and experience. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is teeth whitening strips good?

Docs can you explain, is teeth whitening strips good?

Define good...: Lots of whitening products can work. Compared to a professional options, "over-the-counter" products are weaker and have fewer options (time required or how well it is customized to your teeth). I recommend you find a great dentist with a whitening for life program who will wait until your teeth are in optimum health (to prevent sensitivity), and then provide a complimentary solution. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Enamel (Definition)

Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth composed of a crystalline structure called hydroxyapatite. Enamel is the part of the tooth you see in the mouth. It is the hardest part of the human body when ...Read more