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How To Make Your Eyes Look 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
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
My teeth have a marbled look to them and whitening strips just make them glow and make it more noticeable. Any way to make them look normal?
Cosmetic veneers: Usually the spots on your teeth are enamel that hasn't fully formed. It's called enamel hypoplasia. The white spots are less dense which allows the bleach to penetrate it further causing them to be more noticeable. The options you are are to get veneers to cosmetic fix the issue or stop bleaching and let it go back to your natural color. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends on cause: If you are eyes have gotten bigger because of thyroid disease, there are medications and or surgeries to make them smaller. If you eyes are naturally larger, then we recommend no surgery but if someone is really bothered by their appearance they can see an ophthalmic plastic surgeon or a plastic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: On the reason why you think it looks small. Have it checked out first to make sure there is no pathologic lid or orbit problem. Blepharoplasty can change an anatomic lid issue with a small appearing eye. Some people enhance their eye appearance without surgery using "circle" contact lenses. ...Read more
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
General health: This is a very generic question. Usually this is an indicator of general health status in that, things like fatigue and poor health, can give you these appearances. You may want to have a good physical exam as a starter. Ask you famiy doctor if he has any ideas after the exam and lab work. Some types of eye drops for glaucoma can cause this in addition to Latisse (bimatoprost) used to make eyelashes grow. ...Read more
Zoom or Home Trays: There are multiple ways to whiten your teeth. The most popular way is the in-office Zoom whitening, which can whiten teeth up to 8 shades in about one hour. The second option is to have custom whitening trays made for you and use bleaching gel at home on your own time. The downsides to this is that you must be consistent with whitening every day for a few weeks to show much improvement. ...Read more
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
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
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