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Is there any solution for bleeding gums from bleaching?

Is there any solution for bleeding gums from bleaching?

Bleaching: Sometimes if the whitening solution touches the gum tissue it can cause sores on the gums. Rubbing vitamin E ointment on the gums is soothing. ...Read more

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I have new dentures will polident bleach the gum part of my dentures and what is the best thing to clean them with?

I have new dentures will polident bleach the gum part of my dentures and what is the best thing to clean them with?

Polident is good: Brush them with a good denture cleaner. Polident is one of those. Also, when out of your mouth (that should be for about 8 hours per day) let them soak in something like Polident or even plain water. Use a brush about once a day too. ...Read more

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When teeth are being bleached/whitened, what's applied to the teeth? Is there something that protects the gums?

When teeth are being bleached/whitened, what's applied to the teeth? Is there something that protects the gums?

10% carbamide H2O2: is used for at home in custom bleaching trays. If the custom tray that is placed in is not made properly, then it can irritate the gums, but this is generally a temporary. ...Read more

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My bleaching trays my dentist gave me are burning my gums and making them white and bleed.. Why does this happen?

My bleaching trays my dentist gave me are burning my gums and making them white and bleed.. Why does this happen?

Change bleaching gel: Your bleaching gel concentration of carbamyl or hydrogen peroxide may be too strong. Bleaching gel came in several concentration. Step down or adjusting the concentration to prevent tissue burn (white), gum injury and bleeding, and tooth sensivity. If it is till occur, changing the brand of bleaching gel (opalescense recommended). ...Read more

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My brother just used bleach to brush his teeth and his gums have gone all white!! What should I do?

My brother just used bleach to brush his teeth and his gums have gone all white!! What should I do?

Water: Copious amounts of cold water to dilute and rinse out the bleach. This may have resulted in chemical burns of his soft tissues. If any bleach was ingested, then he'll need to go to the ER. That was not a very smart move... please use only products approved for whitening the teeth. ...Read more

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Is there a general guideline as to how long a patient should wait after gum and bone grafting until they can again start teeth bleaching at home?

Is there a general guideline as to how long  a patient should wait after gum and bone grafting until they can again start teeth bleaching at home?

Be patient 28 days: Using a bleaching agent following periodontal surgery can delay or complicate the healing process. This is easily avoidable by waiting and adequate amount of time until all healing is complete. Periodontal surgeries involving alveolar bone take 28 days to heal completely. ...Read more

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Are those bleaching trays safe?

Are those bleaching trays safe?

Yes : Yes bleaching trays are safe. There is no adverse effects of bleaching as long as you dont overdo it. The tooth enamel does weaken slightly while bleaching- thats why bleach supplied by the dentist contains Fluoride and you are supposed to brush your teeth with toothpaste before and after bleaching. ...Read more

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Foods that heal gums?

Foods that heal gums?

None!: The best thing to keep your gums healthy is good oral home care and seeing your dentist regularly for a regular exams and periodontal maintenance therapy. More than 600 different species of microorganism inhabit the human mouth. Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in your mouth organized in dental plaque. Except for water anything in your mouth can be used by dental plaque to thrive. ...Read more

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How to get gum sores?

How to get gum sores?

Different ways: There are different kinds of gum sores. Some result from a viral infection, "cold sores", which can cause blisters. When these blisters burst, they often leave a shallow ulcer. Other open sores are from bacterial infections, trauma or an autoimmune reaction. Sores can sometimes be contagious so don't touch the sore with your finger. ...Read more

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What is gum recession?

What is  gum recession?

Receding Gums: is the exposure in the roots of the teeth caused by a loss of gingival tissue. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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