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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
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
What is the longest-lasting teeth whitening procedure? I'd like my teeth whitened, and would like to choose whichever method lasts the longest.
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
Abrasives???: Any food that has abrasive qualities can help to whiten your teeth by physically removing the yellowish film of plaque that dulls their appearance on a daily basis. Apples, crusty french bread are two examples. Fwiw, it's more efficient to simply floss and brush your teeth every day before bedtime. An extra time or two each day will help. For real whitening, see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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