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How can I whiten my teeth after years of smoking?

How can I whiten my teeth after years of smoking?

Tooth whitening: First, stop smoking, second, see your dentist and get some professional whitening. ...Read more

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Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more


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I want to whiten my teeth since i've stopped smoking. What can I do?

I want to whiten my teeth since i've stopped smoking. What can I do?

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

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Ive had yellow teeth since i was 8 years old, how can i whiten my teeth? Whats the best thing to use? Yes i brush my teeth.

Ive had yellow teeth since i was 8 years old, how can i whiten my teeth? Whats 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

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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

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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. .

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.


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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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

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