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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

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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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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Can I whiten my teeth with ordinary whiteners like crest strips?

Can I whiten my teeth with ordinary whiteners like crest strips?

Creat strips: There is a difference between crest white strips and dentist supplied whitening: white strips only whiten the areas of the teeth they touch, which is usually the flat parts of the teeth, while tray whitening and in-office whitening reaches between the teeth and into the grooves to whiten all of the visible parts of the teeth. ...Read more

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How can I whiten my teeth more?

How can I whiten my teeth more?

See your dentist: This is the golden age of teeth whitening. With so many ways to whiten your teeth, I think the best person to help you is your friendly neighborhood dentist. There is no substitute for a dental prophylaxis, this should always be performed first. Bleaching your teeth is like waxing your car; you would never wax your car without washing it first. If your teeth do not whiten veneers could be for you. ...Read more

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How can I whiten my teeth at home?

How can I whiten my teeth at home?

Tooth Whitening: Step one: use a whitening toothpaste but only short term as it is very abrasive. Step two: get a professional cleaning if it has been some time since your last one. Step three: make sure you have no cavities and your gums are healthy. Step four: ask your dentist what your whitening options are, both professional and at home methods. Decide what is best for you. At home methods are not as effective. ...Read more

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How do I whiten my teeth in 1 day at home naturally?

How do I whiten my teeth in 1 day at home naturally?

Whitening Strips: The results and efficacy is excellent for an OTC product, but you must be cautious not to get teeth sensitivity. However, the in dental office procedure is more predictable and the result is seen after only one hour. ...Read more

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I am wondering since my teeth aren't the best, how could I whiten my teeth naturally overnight?

I am wondering since my teeth aren't the best, how could I whiten my teeth naturally overnight?

Use a tray: Tooth whitening is a gradual process and doesn't occur over night. You would need to use custom fitted trays and the whitening gels in the trays to whiten your teeth. Just from a personal observation, I notice that professional swimmers all have nice white teeth from being immersed in the chlorinated pool water. No scientific proof to back this up, but it's my observation. ...Read more

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Since my teeth aren't the best, how could I whiten my teeth naturally overnight? What do I use and what to do?

Since my teeth aren't the best, how could I whiten my teeth naturally overnight? What do I use and what to do?

There is. ...: Nothing 'natural' that will whiten your teeth, especially overnight. See a dentist who can examine your teeth and make some suggestions how to improve upon the health and appearance of your teeth. ...Read more

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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!?

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

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How can I whiten my teeth if I have braces?

How can I whiten my teeth if I have braces?

Don't: Have your teeth cleaned regularly during orthodontic care to remove extrinsic stain. If you whiten while braces are on you can't whiten the area behind the braces, so hold off whitening until after braces are off. ...Read more

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Can I whiten my teeth if I use household bleach?

Can I whiten my teeth if I use household bleach?

NEVER!!!!: Household bleach is sodium hypochlorite which can burn soft tissues (tongue, gums, throat).

It will cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea if swallowed.

And it will have absolutely no effect on the color of your teeth.

Please, do not do that! ...Read more

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Other than toothpaste and whitening strips, how else can I whiten my teeth?

Other than toothpaste and whitening strips, how else can I whiten my teeth?

See your dentist: A dentist can provide whitening treatments in the office or give you products to take home to whiten your teeth. These products are called bleaching products. In the office, a concentrated form of the whitening formula is used. It can be placed in trays or activated by a light source or laser. Take home bleaching involves a whitening solution you place in custom trays to bleach your teeth. ...Read more

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What should I do to whiten my teeth and why are they yellow if it isn't stains?

What should I do to whiten my teeth and why are they yellow if it isn't stains?

Natural/bleaching: First, there is individual natural variation in tooth color. Some people have naturally white teeth. Some are yellow. Some are grey. People have blonde, brunette, or red hair. Eye color is also individual. Second, bleaching with the many products on the market works, however one should note in the packing the instructions these can get your best natural color. ...Read more

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How can I whiten my teeth at home without having to see a dentist?

How can I whiten my teeth at home without having to see a dentist?

Over the counter: I have seen some good results with crest white strips. If you can get over the slimey feeling in your mouth they can work. However allways check with your dentist to see what the best choice is for your needs. ...Read more

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Calling all dentists! Could I whiten my teeth before I get them straightened?

Calling all dentists! Could I whiten my teeth before I get them straightened?

After: I usually recommend for the patient to get whitening after braces but before is ok also. ...Read more

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Is is true if I put a little amount of baking soda on toothpaste it will whiten my teeth and won't damage enamel?

Is is true if I put a little amount of baking soda on toothpaste it will whiten my teeth and won't damage enamel?

No!: Baking soda is mildly abrasive and can wear away your teeth (unless it is part of arm and hammer toothpaste). But more important baking soda has no 'oxidative' power to whiten teeth. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why do I get intense sharp pain in my tooth when using crest white strips? Same spot every time. How can I still whiten my teeth and avoid this?

Why do I get intense sharp pain in my tooth when using crest white strips? Same spot every time. How can I still whiten my teeth and avoid this?

DDS bleach: Suggest dental supervised whitening period. The dentist can titrate the percentage of bleach used dependent on factors such as sensitivity and intrinsic staining. Over the counter products are not customized and do not give the same results. Any sensitivity should be transient, if problematic speak with your dentist. ...Read more

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My teeth are really irritable! What can I do to whiten my teeth and how do I get rid of this annoying pain?

See your dentist!: Not sure if your sensitive to hot, cold, or sweets or all of these or have spontaneous or bite related pain. All have a different cause and need professional evaluation. Teeth whitening can be done but I would get the tooth irritability issue resolved first. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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Why do teeth need crowning?

Strength mostly: Most of the time a tooth will need a crown to add strength to the existing structure. If a tooth is broken down, has decay, is too weak for a filling, then the crown would be made. Crowns can be made to increase function if teeth are not the proper size and shape. Crowns can also be done for cosmetic reasons if the patient does not like the look of their own tooth. ...Read more

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What are some methods to whiten my teeth?

Dentist bleaching: In office methods to whiten in one hour or custom tray based systems which take a couple of weeks but can be re-used are the two most popular methods of whitening your teeth. ...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