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Is It Possible To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally
Teeth whitening is a treatment of the tooth to reduce pigments so enhancing their appearance and reducing discoloration. Usually the outer enamel is lightened using an oxygen releasing carbamide product for extrinsic bleaching, but when access to the pulp chamber is possible, intrinsic bleach with a stronger reagent that can significantly reduce the color. Dr neil mcleod dds ...Read more
Naturally?: Teeth have an intrinsic grey, pink, yellow, or beige color. The surface of the teeth can also stain from foods and from the narwal bacteria in your mouth that produce pigments. See your Dentist/Hygienist for a professional cleaning. Avoid coffee, tea, colas, mustard, saffron, tomato sauce, smoking. Talk to your Dentist about the many whitening procedures available today. ...Read more
Teeth whitening : It is good to have a beautiful healthy smile and the self confidence that comes with it. Many of my patients that whiten their teeth are happier with their teeth so they take better care of them. Whitening will not hurt your teeth. Except in extreme whitening cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can teeth whitening bleach damage teeth? Is it good to whiten teeth? What is the best less expensive way to do it?
Whitening works: Teeth are not damaged by whitening. Actually you will feel better about yourself, smiling more. I assume you are having regular dental care, and there are no defective restorations or gum disease in your mouth. Strips that can be purchased at drugstores and elsewhere are the best way to start. They contain hydrogen peroxide derivatives that bleach the stains from foods you eat and drink. ...Read more
Do it after: If you have attachments bonded on your teeth as a part of your invisalign treatment, don't do whitening because the surface under those attachments will not get whiter and when they are removed, you will see an annoying color difference. Otherwise it should be ok to do it. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes: You can have orthodontic treatment to extrude a tooth, which would "make it taller". Extrusion is a very easy movement to accomplish with orthodontics. However, in some cases, you can't extrude a tooth because the root has become "ankylosed".This means the root is fusing to the bone and cannot be moved. The only way to "make it taller" in this situation is to crown the tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On a short term basis generally not. But... If you are a frequent bleacher there may be some contraindications like people that have sensitive teeth or gum line cavities. When a person makes health decisions on there own, without consulting a doctor, it is only a guess as to effectiveness or potential future issues. I would speak with your dentist as they know what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Enamel loss: Enamel loss can be caused by acid reflux, gerd, excess consumption of acidic foods--soda, fresh citrus fruits, etc. Clenching or grinding your teeth when under stress can also cause tooth wear. Best advice would be to talk with your dentist or dental hygienist for some tips and tricks. Brush with a fluoridate toothpaste and use a Fluoride rinse like act to preserve your enamel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Anywhere the restorations meet natural tooth structure is the area where decay can occur. Your hygiene is critical along with visits to your doctor. If all done properly long term predictable success is assured. Be well. ...Read more
Maybe.: If whitening toothpastes are what you'd call a household produt, yes. If you mean clorox bleach- absolutely not! commercially produced tooth whitening products are either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. They are in a gel form so they stay in place better. Brushing with hydrogen peroxide from the pharmacy/supermarket will whiten teeth but it is very weak and will take more time. ...Read more
OTC Whitening: There are whitening products that you can buy at your drug store. They may not be as effective as a professionally applied product, but it is worth a try. ...Read more
Is it possible to regrow your gums after they've receeded? What about teeth? If a tooth is chipped or grinded down, can you 'fix' them naturally?
Gums yes, teeth no: Sophisticated gum grafting techniques can easily in the hands of an expert restore receded gums. Talk to one to learn the details. Currently, teeth can not be "naturally" restored, but bonding and advanced restorative procedures can replace the missing tooth structure perfectly! Again, find an expert to explore your options and best of all these won't hurt and you'll feel better about yourself! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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