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How Can I Whiten My Teeth After Years Of Smoking
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
Stain vs intrinsic: Superficial stains on the surface of the tooth can be polished off quite easily at a dental hygiene visit. If the stains have seeped into the enamel, or the color of your teeth is naturally dark, you will been a whitening product, either store bought or professionally administered. Can't tell over the internet what would work best for you. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
I have a dental crown in the front of my mouth. I'd like to whiten my teeth with over the counter dental whitening strips. Will this hurt my crown in any way?
Cleaning: Have a professional cleaning at your dentist's office first. That will get off all the superficial stains and calculus. Afterwards, otc whitening products can be used. For a better result, your dentist can apply professional strength gels. ...Read more
I've had yellow teeth since I was 8 years old, how can I whiten my teeth? What's the best thing to use? Yes I brush my teeth.
See your dentist: Brushing your teeth only does so much. If your teeth are naturally yellow, your're going to need professional strength whitening gel just to see if the color can be changed... OTC products just won't do it. All the best... ...Read more
What's the best way to remove tobacco stains from teeth? I smoked for years, and have now quit. The tobacco was not kind to my teeth however, and I would really like to get them whitened again. Are there any methods that work better for tobacco than other
:): :) congratulations! There are various ways that you can remove tobacco damage from your teeth and gums....Yes, gums can get discolored just as much as teeth. It may be as simple as getting a standard cleaning and polish or may require whitening techniques (at home or in office). For deeper damage, abrasion, plasty, veneers, or crowns may be considered. Dentists and hygienists have all kinds of tricks up their sleeve, so don't be shy to ask them. I hope you find something that works well for you - enjoy! ...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 more
Can fillings be whitened like teeth? I want to have my teeth whitened, but have a few porcelain fillings from years ago that I'm afraid would remain darker and look strange. So, will any of the whitening methods also whiten porcelain fillings? .
In: In general tooth colored fillings will not whiten. Interestingly enough I have seen surface stain come out of these fillings due to the whitening process but this can be unpredictable. I would only move forward if you are willing to replace any fillings that don't whiten to your satifaction or are willing to live with the difference. ...Read more
Does teeth cleaning also whiten teeth? I haven’t been to the dentist in a few years and my teeth are pretty stained. I have an appointment for a cleaning in a couple of weeks. Will that also take care of the stains?
Hello. I have a lump that's been in my mouth under my teeth in the soft gum part. Some days its inflated, other days, its "deflated" with a rough patch there. I'm a smoker and I smoke on average one pack per day but I've only been smoking for three years.
See Oral Surgeon: Best to get this checked out. Typically we do not see oral cancer with areas that inflate and deflate. Might be a salivary duct blockage or a chronic abscess. Might also be two things simultaneously. As a smoker you are at a much increased risk for oral cancer. Stay smart and get the apt with the Oral Surgeon. Good Luck. ...Read more
Is there any where in san diego, ca to get a dentists care for free? My teeth are very very very bad do to many years of smoking ciggarets, pot, meth, my gums are reseeding very badly all my teeth are loose one is cracked, the top front four are ready t
Free dental care?: Probably not totally free but try this site for local clinics: http://www. Freedentalcare. Us/ ...Read more
What is the best way to completely whiten my teeth and fix them that is not too expensive? I for years ate lemons and lots of hot spicy foods and my teeth are now stained yellow and are brittle with mini cracks in them. Also my inner mouth is peeling all
Big Challenge: You are indicating some serious possible dental problems and you want a beautiful white smile that is inexpensive. That is like going to the dealership and asking for a new cadillac but only wanting to spend $500 on it. My challenge to you is to get a dentist consultation with all necessary xrays and determine the extent of your problems first. You may have some other issues that take precedence. ...Read more
How can I whiten my teeth? My child's tooth has not fully grown and it's been one year is that okay? Please help I'm really afraid!?
2 questions: 1) Children should start seeing Dentist by age 1. If your child is having growth/development issues, immediate evaluation is recommended. Probably best to see Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist). 2. See your Dentist to discuss the best tooth whitening procedures for you. There are many choices. ...Read more
Absolutely: Teenagers can whiten their teeth just like adults. I'd recommend a lower percentage of the bleaching agents but it should be done with professional supervision and direction. Talk to your dentist and he or she can advise you on the proper amounts and give you good guidance. ...Read more
Sir, I have been smoking for like an year or so and is now facing pale and yellow colour teeth which now when I realise nothing actually work please help?
Prof. Cleaning: See a dentist for a thorough dental cleaning to remove all dental plaque, calculus and surface stains. At that time, the dentist can give you a thorough and complete exam and then discuss what else can be done to have clean, whiter and healthy teeth and healthy gums. ...Read more
Teeth whitening. How old should you be? Are there alternatives? My sixteen year old daughter is continually begging me to whiten her teeth. I told her that I don't think she is old enough. Are whitening strips harmful? What would be a good alternative?
Yes: You can successfully whiten your teeth once all of the permanent teeth are completely erupted which is around 15-17. If your daughters teeth are completely erupted she will be fine. You should see your dentist for a professional cleaning and get their opinion. ...Read more
Dad has been smokin 40 years. He is always coughing and coughs up gross mucus stuff, only ever coughed up blood once. He has no teeth, etc. Lung cancer?
Black spots, white spots, and lumps in my mouth. Not sure what it is. I've been smoking for roughly 4-5 years.?
Suspicious spots?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the spots and lump in your mouth examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. In the meantime, quit smoking. ...Read more
I keep getting the painless mouth ulcers under my tongue red in color they clear up in 3 days and come back the next 2 days. 25 years old no smoking?
Sorry: Unable to diagnose without an examination. There are literally hundreds of causes for red mouth lesions. Make arrangements with your General Dentist or an Oral Surgeon to be seen the next time your red "ulcers" are in full bloom. ...Read more
Black pigmentation inside mouth cheek region, smoking 2 years a pack, now constipation, bloating, rumbling sound from stomach, quit smoking 1 month ago, ner?
47yo, smoking 7 years. Red patches on roof of mouth. Tender. Have a cold/lost my voice. No fever, throat scratchy, not sore. No swollen glands, help?
Probably viral: It sounds like you could have viral lesions on the roof of the mouth. They will probably resolve in the next few days with saline rinses of warm water 1 cup mixed with a teaspoon of salt. If they do not resolve spontaneously have them looked at by your primary care doctor. They will decide if an ENT is necessary to check it out. You can also buy chloreseptic spray OTCwhich will anesthetize it. ...Read more
3 small dry rough patches inside mouth. I touch them with my tongue they feel like sandpaper I've been smoking for a year now. What does that mean?
See a dentist: The changes in your mouth are likely a result of smoking, and could be a simple change in the surface texture, or pre-cancerous, or worse. Go have them examined by a dentist asap. And stop smoking. ...Read more
All From a Dentist: Over the counter products aren't tested by the fda or the american dental association, and often don't even display their ingredients. Some work, some don't, but I wouldn't risk it. Anything prescribed or applied by your dentist will be proven, safe, and effective. If you want to be sure, you really need to have a dentist help you with this. ...Read more
Yes.: Tooth whitening products based on peroxide bleach have a tendency to make teeth more sensitive. If your teeth are sensitive before you whiten, they will be more sensitive afterwards, and because whitening confers only a temporary benefit, repeated whitening will necessitate revisiting this problem again and again. You should explore other whitening options with your dentist, including veneers. ...Read more
Hygiene: Must ask yourself first how good was your homecare, compliance and professional cleaning maintenance during your ortho treatment. ...Read more
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