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Is it safe to use nail polish on your hands?

Is it safe to use nail polish on your hands?

YES, but...: why would you? It is designed for use on nails and doesn't feel so good on the hands. Sort of like superglue, only not so nasty that it sticks you to yourself. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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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Is it possible to use a household product to whiten your teeth?

Is it possible to use a household product to whiten your teeth?

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

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Is it safe to use purell on your testes?

Is it safe to use purell on your testes?

Don't recommend it.: The skin of the scrotum is robust enough for a skin cleanser like purell, but i would advise against it as an overly moist environment can actually worsen hygeine of the male genitals. Purell is unlikely to be effective at preventing urinary tract and sexually transmitted infections. Clean and dry is best for the area. ...Read more

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Is it bad for your teeth to use a whitening mouth wash?

Is it bad for your teeth to use a whitening mouth wash?

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 more

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Is it safe to use denture toothpaste on real teeth?

Is it safe to use denture toothpaste on real teeth?

No: Denture toothpastes are more abrasive that those meant for natural teeth. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use neosporin on your eyes?

Is it safe to use neosporin on your eyes?

NO: Unless you are talking about neosporin ophthalmic ointment, regular neosporin is not for use in the eyes. Even on skin, neosporin and mycitracin are triple antibiotic ointments that can stimulate an allergic reaction in as many as 10% of the population with continued use. Then you look like there's an infection, and end up using even more, which simply makes the wound look worse. For eye, see md. ...Read more

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Is it okay to rub clorox bleach on your teeth to make them whiter?

Absolutely, NO: Don't even think about it. Clorox Bleach is toxic substance that kills and disintegrates living tissue. See your dentist for a home whitening kit, safe and predictable. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

Is it safe to use hydrogen peroxide to whiten my teeth?

In what form?: All whitening strips and gels use either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in different concentrations. They are generally safe because the company formulates the gel with approved methods, and your dentist creates a custom tray to protect your teeth. I do not recommend trying peroxide straight out the bottle as a home whitening remedy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put fixodent on my teeth?

Is it safe to put fixodent on my teeth?

Denture adhesive: like Fixodent are pastes, powders or adhesive pads that may be placed in dentures to help them stay in place. Patients with ill?fitting dentures should seek the care of a prosthodontist with three additional years of training beyond dental school who is an expert in fabricating and fitting dentures. If you have natural teeth there is no use for Fixodent. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use lidocaine on gums?

Is it okay to use lidocaine on gums?

Depends why: Lidocaine may be injected into the gums safely by your dentist for pain relief. If you are talking about using Lidocaine for teething pain in babies, the answer would be no. This would not be safe. Your pediatrician can recommend better remedies to help with teething pain. A cold teething ring often helps. If this doesn't answer your question, let us know! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use vinegar for cleaning teeth?

Is it safe to use vinegar for cleaning teeth?

Absolutely not: Teeth will demineralize when exposed to an acid environment, with a ph below about 5.5. Most vinegars don't approach a ph of 5, and some have ph's of as low as 2.4, which would cause significant loss of tooth structure. Vinegar is for salad and for pickling; it is not for teeth. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use whitening toothpaste and braces together?

Is it okay to use whitening toothpaste and braces together?

Yes: Whitening toothpaste will not cause any problems while wearing braces. The minimal whitening you may get can then be continued on the surfaces currently covered by the brackets after removal. Better yet, now you will have nice straight teeth, so get them professionally whitened by your dentist. You will be much happier with the results. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use 35% carbamide peroxide on my teeth?

Is it safe to use 35% carbamide peroxide on my teeth?

Under the direction : Of a dentist and in a controlled situation, it is safe to use. Please do not exceed time requirements and frequency usage. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use betadine solution on babies head?

Is it safe to use betadine solution on babies head?

Depends: This is a commonly used disinfectant.I routinely use it for preparing skin for suturing on almost any body surface. I make an effort to remove any residual betadine after the procedure.Leaving it on is thought to increase risk of sensitizing the skin to the product making future use likely to cause a rash. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use betadine on my face?

Is it safe to use betadine on my face?

Why would you?: As a surgeon, we constantly use products like this on our hands prior to starting an operation. Although safe to use, it can really irritate the skin and cause significant drying of the skin. Never a need to use on your face except prior to an invasive procedure. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide bad for teeth? If it is, what is a safe way to whiten your teeth?

Is hydrogen peroxide bad for teeth? If it is, what is a safe way to whiten your teeth?

Prof whitening: Best way to whitening teeth is by going to your dentist seek his advice. He or she can examine your teeth and give you the right treatment to get rid of the discoloration on your teeth. ...Read more

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