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Does whitening your teeth at the dentist hurt and what do they do?

Does whitening your teeth at the dentist hurt and what do they do?

Sometimes: Whitening gels contains either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Higher levels of these gels can cause sensitivity in the teeth, whether they are applied in over the counter products or in-office whitening procedures. Some people feel no sensitivity, while others will. The gums are isolated and the gel is applied, replacing every few minutes for maximum concentration. 45 - 60 minutes. ...Read more

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Does laser teeth whitening whiten the inside of your teeth? At the dentist today, my dentist told me that the insides of my teeth are very stained. It might not be a problem unless i laugh or smile real big, but i'd like to get it taken care of if i can.

Does laser teeth whitening whiten the inside of your teeth? At the dentist today, my dentist told me that the insides of my teeth are very stained. It might not be a problem unless i laugh or smile real big, but i'd like to get it taken care of if i can.

No!: Whitening your teeth with either the laser or conventional bleaching trays, the only genetic portion of the tooth that will whiten is the enamel. The next layer of the tooth is called dentin and this will certainly not brighten in color. Your dentist was more than likely referring to deep stains in the enamel that might not brighten as well. However other cosmetic procedures can fix this. ...Read more

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Which teeth-whitening system that doesn't involve a dentist trip is the best?

Which teeth-whitening system that doesn't involve a dentist trip is the best?

Crest Products Good : I have found the crest products work well. I personally use the white strips, the 3d mouthwash, and the whitening toothpaste and have gotten good results. If your teeth are very stained or darkened professional whitening will be magnitudes better. ...Read more

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What teeth whitening brand would dentists recommend?

What teeth whitening brand would dentists recommend?

Crest white strips: I recommend crest white strips. you can buy them at most drug stores. ...Read more

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Teeth whitening pens- yay or nay, what do dentists think?

Teeth whitening pens- yay or nay, what do dentists think?

Teeth whitening pens: You can use over the counter teeth whitening pens or crest 3D whitening 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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What really goes on when you're having a teeth whitening at the dentists?

Teeth whitening: The bleaching gels aplly to the teeth, causes temporary porosity on the enamel of the teeth, so the elements that darkens the teeth will breathe trought it and "voila" the teeth look wither! ...Read more

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My teeth are stained since i was young. Is my only hope seeing a dentist for whitening or are there alternatives?

My teeth are stained since i was young. Is my only hope seeing a dentist for whitening or are there alternatives?

At age 42 see a DDS: See a dentist as over the counter whitestrips tend to work best on younger, less stained teeth. There are great successful combination in-office with take home tray systems (zoom! or kor) that will get your teeth as white as possible. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use cheap unbranded teeth whitening solutions (the ones with cream and blue laser)?I can't find branded ones and can't afford a dentist.

Is it okay to use cheap unbranded teeth whitening solutions (the ones with cream and blue laser)?I can't find branded ones and can't afford a dentist.

Tooth Whitening: Good day; Presently experimenting with new product from Crest- Oral B. Two Step Tooth Paste System. Initial paste cleans teeth and second paste bleaches them. Wife and I have tried system four past four days and very pleased with results. Try Crest - Oral B on internet- Bleaching Tooth Past Kit. ...Read more

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Does laser teeth whitening make your teeth whiter than those trays that the dentists give you? I've used those trays before, but wasn't totally sold on them. I'd like to get them whitened again, but maybe go a different route this time. .

Depends: The biggest factor regarding tooth whitening is the actual tooth. Some teeth are more resistent than others. For those teeth that prove to be super resistent, alternative procedures should be explored. Options would be bonding or veneering. ...Read more

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I am 27 years old. Is laser teeth whitening more effective if you're older? I asked my dentist about laser teeth whitening and he said that he didn't think i'd see much of a difference because of my age. I think my teeth are stained, but maybe they're not

I am 27 years old. Is laser teeth whitening more effective if you're older? I asked my dentist about laser teeth whitening and he said that he didn't think i'd see much of a difference because of my age. I think my teeth are stained, but maybe they're not

27 is older?: Age can dictate the final outcome of teeth whitening but at age 27 that certainly dose not mean you! you are the only one that can make the determination if your teeth are not white enough. Don't give up, a great dentist in denver - dr. James makowski i'm sure can help you! ...Read more

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Should i be having pain after using teeth whitening/bleaching given by my dentist?

Should i be having pain after using teeth whitening/bleaching given by my dentist?

Yes: Your teeth can become hypersensitive immediately after whitening your teeth. The sensitivity should go away within 24 hours. Speak to your dentist if it is actually unprovoked pain. Hope this helps, . ...Read more

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Should I start my teeth whitening course before I go to the hygienist at the dentists?

Should I start my teeth whitening course before I go to the hygienist at the dentists?

Preventive Dental RX: If you trust the products you will be using and know how to use them correctly, it shouldn't matter whether you perform a pre-emptive strike on your discolored teeth. Your dentist will have a more industrial strength supplies, techniques and knowledge base to improve your situation more efficiently. ...Read more

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Bought a teeth whitening kit from dentist. Came with 4 gels, l've used 3 and teeth don't look any whiter. Did l get ripped off..paid $375?

Bought a teeth whitening kit from dentist. Came with 4 gels, l've used 3 and teeth don't look any whiter. Did l get ripped off..paid $375?

Many variables: Many variables, what is the percentage of peroxide? How long were you wearing the trays? Were custom trays fabricated? Is there going to be a follow up with an in-office procedure? Were you advised to not drink anything that would stain a white shirt while the bleaching process is being done? Contact your dentist, usually the dentist takes a pre-op photograph and takes a start shade prior to . ...Read more

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What are some side effects to teeth whitening at the dentist's office?

What are some side effects to teeth whitening at the dentist's office?

Sensitivity: The only real side effect to teeth whitening is sensitivity, which usually is just the day of, but may last for up to 24 hours. Many patients experience none at all, and others will feel what we call "zingers" the day of. Another doctor answered that it takes a few hours, but usually, in-office whitening is about a 45 - 60 minute procedure, depending on what system is used. ...Read more

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Can a dentist teeth whitening make a big difference on yellow teeth?

Absolutely: Tooth whitening can make dramatic difference in color and brightness of teeth (not caps or veneers). Many in-office and at-home systems are available, and there is no best "one size fits all." work with your dentist to choose the best system for your individual needs. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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Is it safe take Accutane while using a dentist home teeth whitening trays?

Is it safe take Accutane while using a dentist home teeth whitening trays?

Could be a problem: Accutane known for causing a side effect that damages work on bleached teeth. The drug reacts to bleached teeth by causing a grayish lines on gum lines and staining the work of the bleach on the teeth, making the teeth yellowish. According to discussions on acne.Org, users of the product noticed effects of “little bright dots, similar to white freckles on teeth. ...Read more

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