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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?
When teeth are being bleached/whitened, what's applied to the teeth? Is there something that protects the gums?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 90 minutes: Professional bleaching service last about 90 minutes. Generally, a bleaching gel is apply on the teeth for about 15 to 20 minute intervals that add up to about 90 minutes. Keep in mind that some patients with particularly stubborn staining teeth may be advised to return for one or more additional teeth bleaching sessions, or may be asked to continue with a home-use teeth whitening system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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