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Is It Safe To Brush Your Teeth With Bleach
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
You're kidding..: .. Right ? The answer is emphatically no. ...Read more
No: "whitening" mouth washes will not damage your teeth. Many people have tissue sensitivity to these rinses. Personally, I have not found any of these rinses to have any effect on the color of your teeth. I'd suggest you don't waste your money on these products. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not really: It's the toothebrush that cleans your teeth. Toothpaste makes your mouth taste good and gives you the benefits of fluoride, whitening agents, etc. Use a pea-sized dollop of toothpaste. Any more than that and you are brushing toothpaste, not brushing teeth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: I have some patients that don't tolerate standard toothpastes, especially those that contain sodium lauryl sulfate or they don't like the flavors or textures of anything they have tried. If you're following a good diet that is low in refined carbs and don't have a history of decay, brushing with water can be fine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Brushing: Twice as much as what? 1 minute? 1 hour? Once a day? Twice a day? Use a soft toothbrush with a circular motion after all meals. Make sure you floss as well. It should take the average person about two minutes to brush and floss their mouth properly. See your dentist to demonstrate your techniques and make sure you are doing it properly and effectively without overdoing it. ...Read more
Wash, then Detail: When you wash your car, what do you do? You wash the majority of dirt off, then you dry it, then you detail it, right? Think the same thing for your teeth/mouth: brush everything, then go back in and get in all the nooks-and-cranies by flossing. When you're done flossing rinse everything our with scope, listerine, or whatever else you may like to use. Either way, do them both everyday! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Only if....: Only if it is a specific dental hydrogen peroxide gel dispensed by a dentist. This gel is placed into precisely fitting soft rubber trays that the dentist will have you wear for a specific length of time. Store bought hydrogen peroxide liquid is useless if trying to whiten your teeth. See your dentist to discuss teeth whitening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydrogen peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide should only be used in dilution with water or a mouthrinse(30% hp, 70% water or rinse). Yes it can be used in the waterpik. However, limiting everyday use to 1-2 weeks then 3 daysper week therafter. The possibility of free radical formation in the saliva (which are suspected in pre-cancerous tissue changes) is greater with prolonged use of hydrogen peroxide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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