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How To Whiten Nails At Home
Depends: How dark are the teeth? For mild discoloration, or for someone who wants minor color change, try crest whitestrips or cao sheerwhite!. But if you want a moderate or major color change, see your dentist. I have had great success with 1 or 2 in- office zoom! led treatment and dispense custom fit home trays with either 10%, 16% or 22% nitewhite or 14% daywhite. Or kor whitening system. ...Read more
Cost vs. Value !: With most things in life, you get what you pay for ; 'bargain' methods or products are usually not as effective or have substantial limitations. See your dentist to discuss the many available methods ; then once informed, you can make an intelligent decision. In my opinion, crest whitestrips are relatively effective and less costly than in office professional tooth whitening but have limitations! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No home materials: You do not have anything in your home to actually whiten your teeth.. If you really want whiter teeth, they first need to be cleaned and polished professionally at your dentist. Then, either drugstore products or dentist applied gels can help you achieve your goal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home Whitening Kit: There are a variety of kits in the market for teeth whitening all claiming to be the best, but each has their pros and cons. The most important is that you do not experience sensitivity to the ingredients, which can be quite painful. Secondly, the cost to whiten at home end up to be same as an in-office treatment. I recommend you visit a dentist for a comprehensive evaluation of oral health first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleaching teeth: If you have brackets ( braces) on your teeth, the whitening solution cannot get to the tooth structure underneath those brackets. That means that while the part of the tooth that is exposed will get lighter, the part under the brackets won't- resulting in mottled teeth.. Best to wait until the braces come off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the quickest way to get rid of stained teeth at home?I don't have the money to go to the office and have my teethwhitened. What is the fastest way to get them whitened at home and how long will it take?
Most home kits work: I've seen patients that have used the crest white strips and received good results. A custom made bleaching tray from your dentists is also very effective. The trick is to apply whatever bleaching solution consistently. I've seen results with home bleaching as good as the in-office bleaching so it can be effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gingivitis?: How old is baby? While some babies are born with teeth, tooth eruption usually occurs b/w 4-9mo, and gum inflammation (gingivitis) would be unusual, more typically, gums would be a little swollen. Stomatitis, oral mucosa inflammation could be due to viral infix, medicine reaction, thrush can cause mouth inflammation plus a white plaque. Better call your dr with specifics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brush and floss: Brushing and flossing at least twice a day as well as regular visit to your dentist will insure good oral hygiene. I recommend using a rotary toothbrush at home which does a good job at cleaning your teeth ( ask your dentist for a good brand ). In the meantime, stay away from sweets and acidic beverages that can erode your teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat the cause : Avoid all cosmetics for 3 week or so. Do not use regular toothpaste that has sodium laural sulfate that laundry detergent in your toothpaste and get toothpaste free of this and fluoride or use baking soda or combined with table salt. If this does not clear look for food allergy. May use 1% hydrocortisone cream OTC for a few days ...Read more
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