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Doctor insights on: Nivea Whitening

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Kojic acid whitening cream good for skin?

Kojic acid whitening cream  good for skin?

Not necessarily: Bad or good. It is a very weak "lightener" of skin, so people do often use it for issues like melasma. But like with any cream you can react to it and alterations in pigmentation can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Remember most facial products containing kojic acid contain other products which add further properties to the product(s) beside "lightening". ...Read more

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Do crest whitening strips work for whitening teeth?

Do crest whitening strips work for whitening teeth?

Yes: They do work, but not as good as a professional whitening at a dentist office. ...Read more

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Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Skin lightening: No. It is very unlikely that a non-prescription lotion will lighten your skin. ...Read more

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Does using crest whiten strips and toothpaste help teeth be pearly white?

Does using crest whiten strips and toothpaste help teeth be pearly white?

Maybe: They may. But its best to have professional whitening and use the otc products for maintenance. ...Read more

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Can crest 3d whitening luxe toothpaste work?

Can crest 3d whitening luxe toothpaste work?

Teeth Whitening: All of the teeth whitening toothpastes work very well for what they are. The dentist can get your teeth far whiter so you have to understand the concentrations these toothpastes work in are quite low. Results will vary from person to person based on staining, tooth decay, and even previous restorations present in areas of whitening. ...Read more

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What products effectively whiten skin?

What products effectively whiten skin?

Whitening Creams: There are several creams for whitening the skin. They contain Hydroquinones or Kojic acid which inhibit production of melanin, skin pigment. Caution must be used with these products. Excessive or prolonged use can lead to hypo-pigmentation which can look even worse.Porcelana and others are available without a prescription.Please consult a doctor when using these products to limit complications. ...Read more

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What are good whitening toothpastes?

No: Most whitening tooth pastes do not contain enough whitening materials to really make a significant difference. They equate cleaning of your teeth to make them "whiter". ...Read more

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Is bleach/ skin whitening bad for your skin?

Is bleach/ skin whitening bad for your skin?

See a Dermatologist: Medically approved preparations prescribed by a GP or a dermatologist are not dangerous and needs medical supervision. ...Read more

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Is laser teeth whitening safe?

Is laser teeth whitening safe?

Yes: Laser tooth whitening has been shown to be safe, but is it effective. In the short term it is. Over longer periods of time, the stains can return to your teeth. Often laser whitening should be followed by bursts of use of custom trays with whitening gels to obtain a more long term result. You need a thorough oral evaluation to see if you are a candidate for whitening first. ...Read more

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Do teeth whitening products such as crest strips damage tooth enamel?

Do teeth whitening products such as crest strips damage tooth enamel?

They can ... : They can... A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing bleaching can produce permanent discoloration. Please see only a dentist for bleaching and refrain from the current trend of whitening in a spa or mall or beauty salon. Bleaching teeth is best managed by an experienced dentist with your dental & gum health as the main focus of their attention! ...Read more

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Should I use crest whitening strips to whiten my teeth?

Should I use crest whitening strips to whiten my teeth?

Possibly: Those strips work moderately well but only for some individuals and only in certain cases. They may or may not give you the results that you desire. First see a dentist to discuss your options and what would be best for your circumstances. ...Read more

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Will regular toothpaste (not whitening toothpaste) whiten teeth?

Will regular toothpaste (not whitening toothpaste) whiten teeth?

No : Toothpaste is used mainly to prevent cavities/gingivitis or reduce tooth sensitivity. Regular toothpaste will not whiten teeth and neither will whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste is usually more abrasive and will remove surface stains on the outside of the tooth, but is not absorbed into the tooth to actually whiten your teeth. In other words, it may clean the teeth but not whiten. ...Read more

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Does bleaching teeth with baking soda whiten it?

Does bleaching teeth with baking soda whiten it?

Bs doesn't bleach: Baking soda is an abrasive and can remove stains but what it doesn't do is bleach teeth. You need a stirring oxidant like peroxide to bleach teeth. ...Read more

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Toothache from using carbamide peroxide teeth whitening?

Toothache from using carbamide peroxide teeth whitening?

Try hydrogen peroxid: While any whitening gel can cause sensitivity and aching of the teeth, hydrogen peroxide requires less wear duration per application than carbamide peroxide. Typically h.P. Is one hour, while c.P. Is several hours. We caution our patients to back off and use less frequently when this occurs. Ask your dental professional for daywhite hp gel. ...Read more

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Teeth whitening: what products actually work?

Teeth whitening: what products actually work?

There are a ton : Of over the counter products that claim to work. If economics is an issue, try crest whitestrips - they have been around a while and may offer some whiteness. Going to a dental office and having it professionally done almost always renders a better result, but is also more expensive. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are crest whitening strips harmful to use?

Are crest whitening strips harmful to use?

No: Providing you follow the package directions to the letter. As an Orthodontist I don't do whitening, but I can tell you that whitening done by my General Dentist colleagues is far superior to any OTC product. ...Read more

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