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Is It Possible To Rebuild The Enamel Lost Due To Bleaching With Tray
Yes: If you have white spots or areas of demineralization, your dentist can rx you mi paste. This cream restores the oral mineral imbalances that cause demineralization by replacing minerals while improving saliva flow and Fluoride uptake as well as soothing sensitive surfaces. It binds readily to pellicle, plaque, soft tissue & hydroxyapatite when applied within the oral cavity. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, that is how tooth bleaching works. 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: Only enamel will whiten. If there is much missing, then you will not have much to whiten. You might need crowns to achieve the whiteness you desire. Unfortunately, veneers need enamel to bond too, and may not work for you. See a prosthodontist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got a whitening toothpaste tht claims to b al natural w bromelain n papain.no chemical bleach.it's frm a well known n gud brand.can it harm my enamel?
Unsure: Here in the US products pass stringent tests before going to market, not sure about where you live. There isn’t enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not bromelain is effective for any of its uses, Papain is also used in some toothpastes however, its whitening effect is minimal. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573376/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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