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Does Crest Pro Health Mouthrise Stain Teeth
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
I use crest pro health whitening toothpaste to brush my teeth? Is that a good toothpaste? Or do you prescribe a better toothpaste?
Great: That is a good toothpaste. It has an antibacterial component to it which lasts hours after brushing. But really, any toothpaste that contains flouride, that you like and use, is good. The toothpaste is really not all that important, it is more about brushing twice daily, for two minutes, with good technique. ...Read more
My crest pro health causes sloughing in my mouth. Is this dangerous? Does this increase my cancer risk?
Brushing your teeth with more natural toothpaste keep your teeth in better health then that of toothpaste people commonly use? If so why? And why not
What really counts: Proper tooth brushing and flossing as well as eating a healthy diet that does not promote tooth decay or gum disease is what is really important and key to a healthy mouth. What toothpaste (or mouth rinse) you use is in almost all cases unimportant and inconsequential. There are specific toothpastes and mouth rinses for very specific needs. Your dentist can help advise you what to use and do. ...Read more
Maybe: They may. But its best to have professional whitening and use the otc products for maintenance. ...Read more
I have those spin brushes and I have crest toothpaste and I brush my teeth every morning and night. But I want them whiter. What can I use?
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives to tooth whitening. Seek consultation from a dentist to make sure there is no dental disease present and to determine the optimum method for successful treatment outcomes. ...Read more
My 14months son has white stains on his top teeth. He sucks his thumb. He 'brushes' them without toothpaste. Is this normal?
Not normal: If the teeth did not come in this way, then this is the start of tooth decay. If they did come in this way then they are malformed. Regardless, you need to have your child evaluated by a pediatric dentist. Also you should be brushing their teeth for them. A 14 month old is not skilled enough to brush their own teeth. Thumb sucking will not cause stains but can change his bite. ...Read more
I use oil mixture of almond, spearmint, and peppermint as toothpaste and mouth wash. Is excessive use harmful for oral health? Thanks.
All the substances you named can cause allergies and adverse reactions in certain individuals.
They are not designed to be used as toothpaste.
Why reinvent the wheel? There are so many toothpaste to choose from. Look for an american dental association approved toothpaste and you will not go wrong.
Established companies such as crest, and colgate spend enormous amount of time and money on research.
They have a lot to lose is their toothpaste does not do the job.
It is far more important to worry about proper brushing technique. ...Read more
I've had stubborn white stains for 5 months, they won't come off with stain removal toothpaste. Will they come off with dental equipment by hygienist?
Ok to stop 10 yrs of crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg and baby aspirin (preventive due family history) and go vegan? Health is excellent.
No it's NOT okay: Be thankful for good health. And please be aware that while vegans have the moral high ground, most of the health benefits claimed for the diet disappear when one controls for the the fact that vegans tend to have other healthy lifestyle factors. "The China Study" never resulted in a real scientific publication, and you'd be making a bad mistake to assime veganism will protect your arteries. ...Read more
Have Afib, and on Crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg, and xarelto. Fasting blood work show diabetes, will changing stains lower blood sugar?
Whitening toothpaste: Wiill have a variable effectiveness for each individual. For some they work very well for others not so much. It all depends on how deep your staining is, they tend to work better for younger patients with minimal staining. ...Read more
Very abrasive ones: Some toothpastes that are marketed and promoted as "whitening" toothpastes can be very abrasive and can wear away teeth if used on a regular basis. You can google it and get a list of toothpastes with their abrasive index to see which ones are the most harmful. There is no problem with any ada accepted non-whitening toothpaste. Excessive brushing with "hard" TB can also wear tooth structure. ...Read more
Yes only teeth: Yes, toothpaste should only be used for teeth and not on any skin because it can irritate and possibly burn the skin. ...Read more
Stain: There are really no stain removing toothpastes out there. Some toothpastes are a bit more abrasive than others which I personally don't recommend since they will wear your teeth down. I believe you should have a consultation with a dentist to explore your options. ...Read more
If I start using regular toothpaste will my teeth go back to normal shade and won't leave marks wear my bracket was?
No: There are many "whitening" toothpastes that claim many things, but trays are intended to be used with bleaching gels dispensed through your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
No: Toothpaste alone cannot whiten teeth, but it helps to remove any coloring stain, as well as keeping the stain from sticking and building up. If you already have teeth that are white enough for you, only occasional touch-up whitening and mostly brushing with toothpaste will keep the teeth white. If you want to have them whiter, it is best to have professionally formulated whitening at the dentist. ...Read more
Best is tooth paste:
Depends on you...: Best here depends on personal preference for flavor, texture and sensitivity. Sometimes the answer is none at all, but odds are the polishing paste you dentist uses at your cleaning appointments tops them all. ...Read more
No: Toothpaste is used mainly to prevent cavities/gingivitis or reduce tooth sensitivity. Regular toothpaste will not whiten teeth and neither will whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste is usually more abrasive and will remove surface stains on the outside of the tooth, but is not absorbed into the tooth to actually whiten your teeth. In other words, it may clean the teeth but not whiten. ...Read more