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What is the best teeth whitening gel?

What is the best teeth whitening gel?

Whitening gel: There are different types of whitening gels. The most common is carbamide peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide gel is also used. It depends on how you are whitening, either overnight or during the day, or whether there possible complications such as gum recession and/ or extreme sensitiviy. The best gel is the one recommended by your dentist. ...Read more

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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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How effective is teeth whitening gel?

How effective is teeth whitening gel?

Very: Tooth whitening gel when used with properly made bleaching trays are very safe and effective. ...Read more

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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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What is the best teeth whitening gel i can use for tartar on my teeth?

What is the best teeth whitening gel i can use for tartar on my teeth?

None: Tooth whitening gels will not work on tartar. It is necessary to have the tartar removed at a professional cleaning. Then use the whitening gel. ...Read more

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I have opident teeth whitening gel 20% if excess comes out of tray and swallowed or goes on mouth tissue what will happen? Dangerous?

I have opident teeth whitening gel 20% if excess comes out of tray and swallowed or goes on mouth tissue what will happen? Dangerous?

You will be fine: After you place your trays, use your finger to wipe out the excess gel and discard. If you happen to swallow a little it won't hurt you. Make sure you are not overfilling your trays, a little goes a long ways. ...Read more

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Could you advise about tooth whitening?

Teeth whitening : You can use over the counter products like white-strips. 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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Please help! tooth whitening and damaged enamel?

Please help! tooth whitening and damaged enamel?

Possibly: You can overdue anything and that includes whitening. Done properly, there are many ways to whiten your teeth without damaging the enamel. This can be done in office or at home. You can cause discomfort and sensitivity if you get carried away so check with your dentist. ...Read more

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What's a good working tooth whitening toothpaste?

What's a good working tooth whitening toothpaste?

None for whitening: Hydrogen peroxide is the primary chemical used for whitening and although some toothpastes may have it, the concentration is not high enough and unless you want to sit there with toothpaste in your mouth for 30min to an hour it isn't going to do that much for you. Mechanical removal of debris and plaque daily should be enough. If you want to whiten more, call your dentist or get a take home kit. ...Read more

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How long does tooth whitening baking powder take to whiten teeth?

How long does tooth whitening baking powder take to whiten teeth?

Expectations?: It depends upon your expectations. The effect is usually minimal at best. If you want any substantial whitening, you may have to wait forever. I recommend that you have a consultation with your own dentist to discuss your treatment options. Then you will be better informed as to what you can expect regarding time, money and amount of whitening. Besides there are other important considerations. ...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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