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How can I whiten my teeth and not my crown?

How can I whiten my teeth and not my crown?

Tooth whitening: Your porcelain crown won't change color. If your crown is whiter than your teeth, just ask your dentist about whitening options for your natural teeth. They will get lighter and the crown will stay the same. Good luck! ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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How can I whiten my teeth and match my crown?

How can I whiten my teeth and match my crown?

Bleaching: You can try in-office or in-home bleaching. Normally, crown won't change color by bleaching but your teeth can become white and decreace the contrast between you dark teeth and white crown. However, it is very difficult, if not impossible to match perfectly. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: Your crown will not change with whitening strips nor be damaged. Make sure you are cavity free and have no gum disease, whitening materials could effect these conditions. ...Read more

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How do I whiten my teeth?

How do I whiten my teeth?

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

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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.

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

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How to whiten my teeth in 3-4 days?

How to whiten my teeth in 3-4 days?

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

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What is the best way to whiten my teeth if enamel eroding?

What is the best way to whiten my teeth if enamel eroding?

Several solutions: You could just bleach the teeth if whitening is your only concern however if the enamel is eroding you may want to consider veneers, to cover the eroding areas or crowns for even more strength. Consult your dentist for the best options. ...Read more

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What home remedy can I use to whiten my teeth?

What home remedy can I use to whiten my teeth?

Nothing effective: Most home "remedies" actually harmful. Start w professional cleaning by your Dentist. Then follow his/her advice as to what would be best route for you to follow. ...Read more

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My dentist recommends I whiten my teeth before getting a crown. Will the new shade be easy to maintain so color of teeth & crown stay uniform?

My dentist recommends I whiten my teeth before getting a crown. Will the new shade be easy to maintain so color of teeth & crown stay uniform?

Relatively easy: Brushing and flossing well, keeping regular dental hygiene appointments, and avoiding foods that stain teeth will all help, but lets face it, over time they will stain again regardless. Take home touch up kits are available to maintain the white color. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can get your teeth whitened if you have crowns?

Please tell me if you can get your teeth whitened if you have crowns?

Only tooth: Only tooth structure that is exposed to dental whitening agents, will whiten.

Porcelain or synthetic crown, cap, laminate veneer, composite resin, bonded filling or any other dental restorative material will not lighten with teeth bleaching products. ...Read more

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I just have the crowns be whiter than the rest of my teeth for now, and maybe whiten the others?

I just have the crowns be whiter than the rest of my teeth for now, and maybe whiten the others?

Please rephrase: I am sorry, but your post is not very clear. Please read what you have written, and then repost by explaining yourself more clearly. ...Read more

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Will laser teeth whitening also whiten my crowns? I'm thinking about have my teeth whitened, but also have a few crowns. Will laser teeth whitening provide an even look, or does it react differently on surfaces that are not real tooth enamel? .

Will laser teeth whitening also whiten my crowns? I'm thinking about have my teeth whitened, but also have a few crowns. Will laser teeth whitening provide an even look, or does it react differently on surfaces that are not real tooth enamel? .

Uneven shades!: Laser whitening and all other forms of teeth bleaching techniques are only going to work on natural teeth. You always have the option to bleach or whiten your natural teeth and than replace the crowns with new ones that match the improved shade. Good luck and remember how important that smile is to your overall appearance! ...Read more

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Can I have laser teeth whitening done if I have fillings and crowns? I have several silver fillings and two crowns, and would like to have my teeth whitened. Would I still be able to have laser teeth whitening performed, or would I have to try another opt

Can I have laser teeth whitening done if I have fillings and crowns? I have several silver fillings and two crowns, and would like to have my teeth whitened. Would I still be able to have laser teeth whitening performed, or would I have to try another opt

Vallejo, Laser: Vallejo,
laser whitening will work but will not whiten the crowns. If your crowns are in an esthetic area you may need to replace. This should occur after you achieve the shade you desire.
Hope this is helpful,
michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow
dentistry at suburban square
610-649-0313
www. Dentistryatsuburbansquare. Com. ...Read more

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What is a tooth whitening product or procedure that really works without damaging your teeth?

What is a tooth whitening product or procedure that really works without damaging your teeth?

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

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Is it a bad idea to use tooth-whitening rinse if I have sensitive teeth?

Is it a bad idea to use tooth-whitening rinse if I have sensitive teeth?

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

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Can I get free tooth whitening because my braces scarred my teeth?

Can I get free tooth whitening because my braces scarred my teeth?

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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I want to more whiten my teeth. Is there any toothpaste in market or can I have any treatment without side effect?

I want to more whiten my teeth. Is there any toothpaste in market or can I have any treatment without side effect?

Not really: Whitening tooth pastes tend to be very weak whitening agents at best (they typically do not have side effects). You could try whitening strips which tend to work reasonably well. In-office bleaching with dentist tends to be the most effective. ...Read more

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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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How can I whiten my teeth with household products?

How can I whiten my teeth with household products?

Can see a dentist: A dentist can recommend various whitening methods for teeth. There are over-the-counter teeth whiteners that are not as strong as the ones used at a dentist's office, but experimenting with household products is not recommended. ...Read more

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How do I whiten my teeth without using crest white strips?

How do I whiten my teeth without using crest white strips?

Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or supper market products like crest white-strips. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more

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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more