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How To Make Your Eye Whites Whiter
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more
Hmm... depends: On why you think they're not bright. The sclera (white part of eyeball) can be yellow, due to liver disease. The conjuntiva which covers the sclera can get infected or irritated, and appear red (conjuntivitis). Blue sclerae = bone/connective tissue disorder. Otherwise, an ophthalmologist should assess the eyes but please don't put anything in your eyes to do this on your own! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : Red eyes can be from inflammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked ducts on eyelid margin, and from benign vascular growths on the conjunctiva called pinguecula (can grow into the cornea then called a pterygium). You need the right diagnosis to get the treatment to get rid of red eyes. You need an eye exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin color: Skin color is largely determined by genetics and exposure to the sun -- so that may be set. But glowing skin can result from healthy diet and improved exercise ; self-care. Make sure to eat plenty of vegetables of all colors, and avoid highly processed foods containing sugars and artificial sweeteners. Enjoy authentic friendships and wholesome activities. You will glow from within. ...Read more
Whitening options: The best way to whiten natural teeth is to use peroxide gels and maintain your hygiene. Custom trays made by your dentist will whiten over a period of about 2 weeks. In- office whitening is immediate. However, whatever whitening system, maintaining is necessary. We encourage our patients to invest in maintenance trays to be used as needed, about once every month or two to keep staining away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dark foods & drinks: Tea, coffee, berries, curries, soda can all cause staining of teeth. Very hot drinks can cause microfractures of your tooth surface, revealing the yellow surface beneath. In addition, the change in temperature can cause the surface of your tooth to expand, allowing stains to settle into the enamel. The dark color of foods stain the white of the enamel on your teeth too. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Clear vision: To get vision clear, check your glasses with an eyeMD or OD; use warm compresses & artificial tears to improve tear film function (see email@example.com "lid hygiene"), get dilated eye exam to be sure no cataract or other issues; Consult with us if you have diabetes or other health issues to discuss how diet can help (see blog above as well for diet suggestions on better vision). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whiter teeth: Teeth darken naturally as we get older. Making sure your teeth are free of stain from coffee, tea and smoking, will help your teeth look brighter. If your teeth are crooked or over-lapped, orthdontic treatment will help them look brighter. Toothpaste will help clean teeth, but will not whiten them. The best way to whiten your teeth is through your dentist office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would you?: If you have an occasional redness you can use over the counter vasoconstrictors with or without antihistamine. But maximum use is once or twice a day. Using them more often causes a rebound vasculitis, a redness that is hard to treat. If you have chronic red eyes you should see an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Professional: There is a range of whitening products from over the counter to in office power bleaching. We have tried many systems and are currently quite satisfied with the KöR Whitening system. They have excellent custom trays and a peroxide that is kept refrigerated for maximum effectiveness. Here' their website..http://www.korwhitening.com/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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