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How Can I Whiten My Teeth After Years Of Coffee Drinking
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
If you whiten your teeth at a dentist, but you drink coffee daily, are you just wasting money whitening teeth?
Absolutely not!: There is an art to teeth whitening. A one time visit at the dentist will whiten your teeth but all teeth fade a bit over time. Diets that include a lot of dark pigments can accelerate this fading. You may want to also add in touch up whitening at home. With regular home touch-ups you can still stay as light as you'd like. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I don't drink coffee, tea and /or wine, neither do I smoke. I do have very mild fluorosis, is it possible to whiten my naturally yellow teeth?
Yes: But over the counter products are not going to help much. Go see your dentist and talk to them about options to make your smile the best it can be. ...Read more
What is the best way to whiten teeth? I've been a heavy coffee drinker for years and would like to have white teeth again. I am thinking about laser whitening because it seems to work the best.
Cleaning first: The first thing you should do is see a dentist and have a complete exam and have your teeth cleaned so the stains are removed. The you can whiten your teeth. There are a few ways to lighten your teeth. In office laser and light methods work quickly. Te take home tray lightening will work just as well but will take a little longer, but you can do touch ups as needed later on. Less coffee. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
What can I do about stained teeth? My teeth are not as white as i'd like them to be due to drinking coffee over the years. I've recently stopped drinking coffee however, and would like to know if that might be enough for my teeth to regain some of their w
I'm 19 years old and my teeth are yellowing. I do not smoke or drink coffee. I recently have been using hydro peroxide then brushing teeth. Any advice?
Are at-home whitening solutions for stained teeth as good as in-office procedures? My teeth are fairly stained from years of drinking coffee, which I have now given up. I'd like to go to the dentist for the stains, but don't have the money right now. Do a
FIRST : First of all go an get your teeth cleaned, and yes you suspicion is correct the over counter products are not as effective at to whitening as the professionally applied tooth whitening chemicals. The home treatments do work but not as well, i suggest that after a good cleaning you brush with plenty of paste, and slowly save up for a proper whitening session. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you whiten teeth that have a naturally yellow tint? My teeth have always been a light yellow color, and i'm not a smoker or coffee drinker. I've been told that the color of your dentin can affect what shade of white or yellow our teeth appear to be. W
Yes: A yellow color to your teeth is unfortunately the natural color of your teeth and responds the best to professional teeth withering. Unless your dentin is stained from either Fluoride or antibiotics when the teeth were first developing around 2-4 yo, you should have great results. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should I whiten my teeth before I have braces on? If I whiten my teeth will it affect the orthodontic work to be done? Thanks.
NO: In my professional opinion, wait until orthodontic treatment is completed before your attempt to whiten your teeth. The area under the braces will be different than the rest of the teeth as food/drink will affect the teeth, while under the braces will be different. It is best to wait, in my opinion, until AFTER ortho treatment is completed. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Zoom: You can whiten your teeth several shades lighter with zoom whitening at a dentist office. The dentist will also make you custom made whitening trays and take home whitening gel with this procedure. At least that's how I do it. You can get a pretty nice result quickly with zoom. You will have some sensitivity, but the system comes with a gel that you can put in the trays to treat this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There will be some brown stains on your teeth, which make your teeth look yellower. Next time you see your hygienist and get your teeth cleaned, ask her/him to get one side clean only and check the difference. If the cleaned side looks much whiter and better, you may want to ask if you can return more often to control this stain (or brush every time after coffee!). ...Read more
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