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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

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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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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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Will laser teeth whitening also whiten my crowns? I'm thinking about have my teeth whitened, but also have a few crowns. Will laser teeth whitening provide an even look, or does it react differently on surfaces that are not real tooth enamel? .

Will laser teeth whitening also whiten my crowns? I'm thinking about have my teeth whitened, but also have a few crowns. Will laser teeth whitening provide an even look, or does it react differently on surfaces that are not real tooth enamel?


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Uneven shades!: Laser whitening and all other forms of teeth bleaching techniques are only going to work on natural teeth. You always have the option to bleach or whiten your natural teeth and than replace the crowns with new ones that match the improved shade. Good luck and remember how important that smile is to your overall appearance! ...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?


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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. ...Read more

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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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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