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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Use Teeth Whitening Strips While Pregnant

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Teeth Whitening (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to sleep with teeth whitening strips on?

Is it safe to sleep with teeth whitening strips on?

No: These strips do not adhere well enough for night time use. You may inhale a strip into your lung or may swallow one in which case it may get stuck in your esophagus or throat. To be honest, these strips lose their effectiveness after an hour. Please use them only when awake. ...Read more

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Can teeth whitening strips expire?

Can teeth whitening strips expire?

Yes: Tthere is an expiration date on the individual packets. The boxes of crest whitestrips does have such a date. They likely presume that users will keep the box on hand. ...Read more

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What are some good teeth whitening strips?

What are some good teeth whitening strips?

Whiter Image: Whiter image offers a boil and bite tray that you can custom fit to your teeth and just add the bleach into the tray. Better than any strip because of the close contact between the teeth and bleach and your bleach strength is greater. ...Read more

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What is the best teeth whitening strips brand?

What is the best teeth whitening strips brand?

Don't know: The best one is the one that gives you the results you want without any discomfort to your teeth and gums. People react differently to different products. ...Read more

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What brand of teeth whitening strips works the best?

What brand of teeth whitening strips works the best?

Personal choice: There are about ten or so of them in the market.Of course, a lot of us get carried away by the very convincing commercials. They work about the same.It's really your choice.They all work equally well. It is just like which one is better coca cola, pepsi, beechnut gerber, colgate, crest , tylenol (acetaminophen) etc. ...Read more

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If you use the teeth-whitening strips, and it hurts your teeth, is that ok?

If you use the teeth-whitening strips, and it hurts your teeth, is that ok?

Options...: If you have sensitivity, try using a sensitivity toothpaste for a few weeks prior and during whiting.This helps seal the dentinal tubules that cause the sensitivity. It is not advisable to continue strips if you develop severe sensitivity, as you can "overdo it" and cause root damage by not heeding to the symptoms you are feeling. Some sensitivity that subsides in 24 hours is normal. ...Read more

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Which is better to use for teeth whitening: baking soda whitening strips or whisky?

Which is better to use for teeth whitening: baking soda whitening strips or whisky?

Whitening strips: Of the choices, whitening stripes. Out of all possible choices, in office whitening by far is the most effective method in whitening teeth. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments to whiten teeth? Whitening strips and pens have not worked. I have surface stains.

Professional: See your dentist or hygienist...Over-the-counter products often result in "you get what you pay for" results. ...Read more

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Teeth whitening. How old should you be? Are there alternatives? My sixteen year old daughter is continually begging me to whiten her teeth. I told her that i don't think she is old enough. Are whitening strips harmful? What would be a good alternative?

Teeth whitening. How old should you be? Are there alternatives? My sixteen year old daughter is continually begging me to whiten her teeth. I told her that i don't think she is old enough. Are whitening strips harmful? What would be a good alternative?

Yes: You can successfully whiten your teeth once all of the permanent teeth are completely erupted which is around 15-17. If your daughters teeth are completely erupted she will be fine. You should see your dentist for a professional cleaning and get their opinion. ...Read more

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Want to know do teeth whitening strips work ?

Want to know do teeth whitening strips work ?

Generally yes: For the most part they do work, but usually only on the flat surface of your teeth and not between your teeth. However, if your teeth are extremely dark or discolored, you might not see any improvement at all. ...Read more

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I was wondering, do crest teeth whitening strips actually work?

I was wondering, do crest teeth whitening strips actually work?

Yes, not effective: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more

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Teeth whitening strips: is there anything negative about using them?

Whitening strips...: The main negatives to whitening strips include:
-teeth senstivity
-gum irritation
-possibility of white spots
-possibility of uneven teeth whitening if not used correctly. ...Read more

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Can i wear teeth-whitening-strips under Invisialign Aligners? Thanks.

Can i wear teeth-whitening-strips under Invisialign Aligners? Thanks.

NO: First, placing anything inside your aligners will probably change the fit of the aligners and therefore affect its precise function. Secondly I would suggest whitening your teeth AFTER all orthodontic movement is completed. Finally, ask your own dentist at that time what would be the smartest method to use to whiten your teeth. Whitening strips have limitations. ...Read more

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Can i take crest teeth whitening strips for teens?

Can i take crest teeth whitening strips for teens?

Safe: Safe if used exactly as directed on package. Not as effective as professional whitening directed by your dentist. Whitening done by your dentist easier and more cost effective. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is teeth whitening strips good?

Docs can you explain, is teeth whitening strips good?

Define good...: Lots of whitening products can work. Compared to a professional options, "over-the-counter" products are weaker and have fewer options (time required or how well it is customized to your teeth). I recommend you find a great dentist with a whitening for life program who will wait until your teeth are in optimum health (to prevent sensitivity), and then provide a complimentary solution. ...Read more

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Want to know do these bleaching teeth whitening strips work?

Want to know do these bleaching teeth whitening strips work?

Whitening strips OK: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more

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What are the best teeth whitening strips for sensitive teeth?

What are the best teeth whitening strips for sensitive teeth?

Consider this... : Consider this ... A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing whitening can produce permanent discoloration. Please see only a dentist for bleaching/whitening and refrain from the current trend of whitening in a spa or mall or beauty salon. Whitening teeth is best managed by an experienced dentist, especially sensitive teeth & gums as health is the main focus of their attention! ...Read more

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Which is better for teeth whitening crest 3D whitening strips Or whitening pens and which will give faster result ??

Which is better for teeth whitening crest 3D whitening strips Or whitening pens and which will give faster result ??

Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results.
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How can the process of teeth whitening work with the whitening strips?

How can the process of teeth whitening work with the whitening strips?

Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many times a year would I have to buy teeth whitening strips to keep my teeth white ?

Can you tell me how many times a year would I have to buy teeth whitening strips to keep my teeth white ?

Modestly effective: Whitening strips, like whitening toothpaste, is only modestly effective. A more cost effective, more efficacious approach is to treat whitening not as a diy project but as treatment best provided by someone with years of training and experience. ...Read more

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Can't afford any treatments from the dentist or those whitening strips. I brush my teeth a lot.. Any ways at home to make my teeth whiter?

Can't afford any treatments from the dentist or those whitening strips. I brush my teeth a lot.. Any ways at home to make my teeth whiter?

Sorry, no: You will need to spend money on some type of whitening product, even if it is just whitening toothpaste for a few dollars. Brushing your teeth a lot does not whiten them. Intrinsic stains (coffee, tea, etc) cannot be brushed out. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a question, are tooth whitening strips bad for you?

Need help. I've got a question, are tooth whitening strips bad for you?

Bleaching teeth: Crest white strips can work, though they only cover the front 6 teeth, so if there is a big color change, it may be very noticeable compared to the back teeth. Avoid using any product that requires a "pre rinse" as this is usually acidic and can destroy tooth structure as well as make them more sensitive. A kit custom made by a dentist is the most effective method. ...Read more

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Will tooth whitening strips hurt if you have a cavity or exposed nerve?

Probably: Exposed dentin can react very negatively to whitening solutions. You should always see your dentist for an exam before you start any whitening procedures. ...Read more

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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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more