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Will orthodontists use original moldings for new retainers?

Will orthodontists use original moldings for new retainers?

Not likely: The mouth is always changing...So if you are getting new retainers they will most likely take new impressions. Your original impression are probably old from before treatment was started and now your mouth is not even close to you new smile. ...Read more

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What are the instructions for the Bella Brite teeth whitening?

What are the instructions for the Bella Brite teeth whitening?

Bella Brite: If you want to try this product, check out the BBB review first. Why are you asking this question online? Choose a dentist whom you trust, understand your tooth whitening options and follow your dentist's advice and instructions. Beware OTC products, products online, and ones with companies that you cannot verify their credentials, reviews, ADA approval, etc. ...Read more

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Can Colgate 360 Degree Surround Adult Full Head, Soft Manual Toothbrush, 2 pack toothbrush with the back seal of package slightly open be expired?

Can Colgate 360 Degree Surround Adult Full Head, Soft Manual Toothbrush, 2 pack toothbrush with the back seal of package slightly open be expired?

Return it: The product is supposed to be sealed on purchase to protect the consumer. I would ask for a new one and explain to the merchant the seal was open when you bought this one. ...Read more

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Will orthodontists use original moldings or new moldings for new retainers?

Will orthodontists use original moldings or new moldings for new retainers?

New models needed.: You will need to have new impressions taken from which new models will be made and the retainers from the new models. Most ortho offices do not keep old models. ...Read more

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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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Which method is more effective for teeth whitening zoom teeth whitening or crest - 3d professional effects white strips ?

Which method is more effective for teeth whitening     zoom teeth whitening or crest - 3d professional effects white strips ?

In office > strips: The whitening strips can be effective but if you want faster, more noticeable results, you would be happier with an in office, professionally administered whitening treatment like Zoom, Kor, Saphire, or any of the many systems offered by dentists in your area. You can always find someone running a special if cost is your main concern. ...Read more

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What is the teeth whitening method orthodontist patients use?

Bleaching: Cleaning can whiten, but bleaching can whiten beyond the natural color. It is not, however, innocuous; it can irritate the gums, make teeth hypersensitive and hurt the enamel of one's teeth.. ...Read more

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Could you give me the instructions for bella brite teeth whitening gel?

Could you give me the instructions for bella brite teeth whitening gel?

Bleeching product: Most of bleeching jell is carbomide peroxide or h2o2 and with diffrent % of concentration so using this product requires using manifacture instruction. ...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. ...Read more

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Will using Listerine immediately after brushing my teeth with Rembrandt whitening toothpaste negate any of the whitening effects?

Will using Listerine  immediately after brushing my teeth with Rembrandt whitening toothpaste negate any of the whitening effects?

No, it shouldn't: Whitening toothpastes all work the same way in that they contain mild abrasive to help remove surface stains. They don't really whiten like oxidizing agents such as crest white strips or bleaching trays and gel that you can get from your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the recommended length of time for using differin (adapalene) 0.1% gel to clear up acne scars?

What is the recommended length of time for using differin (adapalene) 0.1% gel to clear up acne scars?

3-4 months : If you were prescribed differin, (adapalene) your scars aren't very bad. Differin (adapalene) is good for very mild acne and it produces less photosensitivity than other retinoids. In general it takes most retinoids 3-4 months to peel the skin enough to remove the discoloration from superficial acne scars and rebuild collagen. Should use spf of >30 in daytime all year long to keep those scars from darkening or reappearin. ...Read more

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Will teeth bleaching or using the bleaching strips work on veneers?

Will teeth bleaching or using the bleaching strips work on veneers?

Nope: No. Only natural enamel will respond to the bleaching process. Existing restorations such as fillings, bonded composite, or bonded porcelain veneers will not bleach. They can be changed, but won't bleach. ...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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Do they make flavorless whitening strips for teeth? What is the brand name?

No: Flavor is added to the whitening gels to help counteract the taste of the whitening gels themselves. They are not flavorful, and since very few people want white teeth enough to put up with the taste, they add a strong flavor like mint to the gels. Tres white, by ultradent, however, has a light melon flavor option. ...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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How are instructions encoded in dna?

How are instructions encoded in dna?

Nucleotide sequence: Dna is a long chain of 4 molecules called nucleotides. The sequence of three in a row, codes for Amino Acids used to build enzymes and body parts. Other sequences turn the code on and off for certain segments. All of the codes are still not known and some information is transfered in other ways. All in all it is a remarkable bit of biology. ...Read more