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Doctor insights on: Internal Tooth Bleaching

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Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

No: Just don't overdo it. Your teeth will only whiten to the extent that the enamel will allow. The color of the dentin underneath will still shine through and cannot be lightened by bleaching. Likewise, if you have recession, your exposed roots will not lighten and should not be bleached. A common side effect of whitening is sensitivity of the teeth, which is transient. ...Read more

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Does laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

Does laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

Laser whitening: If performed by a trained dentist or dental technician, laser teeth whitening should not damage your teeth and gums. Teeth will most likely be sensitive after the treatment to hot/cold food/beverage. It is very expensive as a cosmetic procedure. If done properly, gums should not be damaged/irritated. ...Read more

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Can enamel building toothpaste work after tooth bleaching?

Yes: I would recommend a Fluoride toothpaste or Fluoride mouthwash like act to help protect your tooth enamel. Also, do not over-whiten to help prevent sensitivity. Studies show lower concentration over time gets the best results. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what toothpastes/dental products strengthen tooth enamel?

Several: Any tooth paste with fluoride make the tooth more resistant to the acids that cause decay. If you get a tooth paste that is designed with a calcium and fluoride combination you can get minor remineralization (hardening) of the tooth. Tooth paste such as Pronamel and Colgate Enamel Health can be good for this. Any tooth paste should not be too abrasive as this can wear enamel away. Hope this is h ...Read more

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Will whitening teeth damage or weaken a dental crown?

Will whitening teeth damage or weaken a dental crown?

No: Professional dental bleaching will not change the color of existing composites or crowns. If you are interested in bleaching, a treatment plan is advised prior to restoring your teeth to have optimal shade match. ...Read more

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Do teeth whitening products such as crest strips damage tooth enamel?

They can ... : They can... A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing bleaching can produce permanent discoloration. Please see only a dentist for bleaching and refrain from the current trend of whitening in a spa or mall or beauty salon. Bleaching teeth is best managed by an experienced dentist with your dental & gum health as the main focus of their attention! ...Read more

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Toothache from using carbamide peroxide teeth whitening?

Toothache from using carbamide peroxide teeth whitening?

Try hydrogen peroxid: While any whitening gel can cause sensitivity and aching of the teeth, hydrogen peroxide requires less wear duration per application than carbamide peroxide. Typically h.P. Is one hour, while c.P. Is several hours. We caution our patients to back off and use less frequently when this occurs. Ask your dental professional for daywhite hp gel. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth whitening and damaged enamel?

Please help! tooth whitening and damaged enamel?

Possibly: You can overdue anything and that includes whitening. Done properly, there are many ways to whiten your teeth without damaging the enamel. This can be done in office or at home. You can cause discomfort and sensitivity if you get carried away so check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Why does teeth bleaching ruin tooth enamel?

It does not: There have been many studies done on the safety of bleach on enamel and not one has proved it is permanently harmful. (yet?). ...Read more

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Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

No, it does not: The instruments are not designed to cut enamel, but rather to remove hardened deposits. ...Read more

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Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Yes and No.: They will not make existing cavities worse; however, they will potentially cause some sensitivity if the whitening agent comes in contact with the cavity. It's best to have any cavities fixed prior to whitening. ...Read more

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Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Depends : It depends on the amount of space available for treatment access. If other molars are missing and the wisdom tooth has moved forward, then saving and not extraction is the better option. ...Read more

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What is the most effective tooth whitening tooth paste?

What is the most effective tooth whitening tooth paste?

Better methods: If you truly want your teeth whiter, ask your dentist which method is best for you. I recommend my patients use custom fitted trays with bleaching gels. It's very effective, reasonably priced and they have the trays to reuse at a later time. Some patients are happy with crest whitestrips although they have some limitations. Whitening toothpastes only remove stains effectively. ...Read more

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Will teeth bleaching or using the bleaching strips work on veneers?

Will teeth bleaching or using the bleaching strips work on veneers?

Nope: No. Only natural enamel will respond to the bleaching process. Existing restorations such as fillings, bonded composite, or bonded porcelain veneers will not bleach. They can be changed, but won't bleach. ...Read more

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Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

No,: No. Some gum abscesses might be periodontal in nature and you might just need to have a deep cleaning with local anesthesia to clear up the infection. ...Read more

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A1 tooth shade vs b1 tooth shade? What's whiter/ brighter. Also, what is the whitest non bleach tooth shade?

A1 tooth shade vs b1 tooth shade? What's whiter/ brighter. Also, what is the whitest non bleach tooth shade?

B1 is a natural: Most people would love to be white as B1 or in that range, but are more like A2 or A3. ...Read more

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Veneers are good for front 80% broken tooth? Or resin bonding?

Should be crown: If 80% of the tooth is missing your best solution is a full crown probably with a buildup to replace some missing tooth structure for a better base to hold the crown. A veneer is not recommended and resin bonding would be a temporary restoration at best. ...Read more

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Can peroxide damage tooth enamal?

No, but ..: Hydrogen peroxide that is specially formulated for 'teeth bleaching' will not damage teeth, but may leave them temporarily sensitive...Just do no try to rinse your mouth with regular over-the-counter hydrogen peroxide! ...Read more

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