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Sodium Bicarbonate Teeth Whitening
You can: There are a variety of products, but I like the new sheer white strips. Great results with one use on most patients in 2 hours. Ps get your teeth cleaned and polished prior to use. ...Read more
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
OK to try: But it won't be that effective. It will remove surface stain but won't whiten your teeth. ...Read more
What age do you have to be to use bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda in your teeth with a toothbrush please tell me?
Ask your own dentist: I don't think that you should do anything on your own without the asking the dentist who personally treats you. Ask your parent to call or the next time you visit the dentist. In the meantime use regular fluoridated toothpaste and also floss your teeth. If you don't know how to floss, ask your dentist or dental hygienist to show you how. ...Read more
No: No, but not much good, either. Use a dentifrice with the american dental assn seal on the package. That way you'll know that the claims on the package have been proven to be accurate, and the toothpaste does what it says. ...Read more
No and yes: The use of bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) to brush your teeth or to rinse your mouth are in fact good for your teeth enamel. Buffering acids that accumulate against the teeth reduces demineralization of enamel. On the other hand, the acids in lemon are weak acids that in prolonged use, as in sucking lemons frequently leads to demineralization of enamel. This is also seen in swirling coke and pepsi. ...Read more
Yes: Also known as baking soda. Baking soda was commonly used by mixing with water and using it to brush your teeth. Dentists don't recommend using it this way, but many toothpaste companies have incorporated sodium bicarbonate in their whitening toothpastes. If used properly, these toothpastes are helpful for removing extrinsic stains. If the staining is intrinsic, no amount of baking soda will work. ...Read more
Could anyone knew any way like sodium bicarbonate or something theat can dissasolve/remove caries from my teeth?
It will "polish" more than corrode.
Microscopically, may show some "grinding" but not significant as to worry about it. ...Read more
It's ok: The common ingredient in professional and OTC whitening products is carbamide and hydrogen peroxide. The concentrations vary from 2% to 22%. Baking soda is an acidic base that's not too abrasive so that's a good ingredient and salt is therapeutic but a bit abrasive for every day use. Less salt would be preferable. I don't think that it's superior to OTC whitening toothpaste but it's natural. ...Read more
Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening?
Neither: Waste of time and money. Talk to your Dentist about professional cleaning followed by professional whitening. If home brewed remedies worked, Simone would have packaged it and solve it years ago. ...Read more
Which is better baking soda and water with salt or baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and salt for teeth whitening? Need a direct answer..
See DDS: Professional bleaching coupled with enhanced home care. ...Read more
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Depends on goals: Whitening gels to veneers.Get a more detailed answer ›
Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or supper market products like crest 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
Pay the price!: If you want to whiten your teeth go to a dentist and pay the price. The inexpensive options such as the over the counter products take a lot longer and do not give you as good of a result. ...Read more
Depends: On a short term basis generally not. But... If you are a frequent bleacher there may be some contraindications like people that have sensitive teeth or gum line cavities. When a person makes health decisions on there own, without consulting a doctor, it is only a guess as to effectiveness or potential future issues. I would speak with your dentist as they know what is best for you. ...Read more
Yes: There are whitening that are sold otc for example crest white strips. ...Read more
Don't buy online: Safe, simple, effective, cheap: 1 part 3% otc hydrogen peroxide to 2 parts water; rinse twice daily after brushing. See results 4-6 weeks. Online products are not fda approved and can cause gum burning. As a dentist, I have never seen an online product work for any of my patients who have tried. Good luck! ...Read more
In office systems: All of the in office whitening provided by dentists work. Over the counter crest white strips work very well ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
May be: Depending on the cause of the teeth hypersensitivity, consult your dentist as take home whitening agents might be more suitable for you than in office whitening as the concentration of the whitening gel is much less and tolerable and you can achieve same result just over an extended time rather than one hour on the dentist chair.. ...Read more
Not laser: Usually it is not a laser that is used for in-office whitening, but a light source such as gas plasma, plasma arc or led light sources that activate the ingredient in the gel for a more rapid result (think britesmile, rembrandt or zoom). While lasers were used more when whitening first started, it is more time consuming and done one tooth at a time with laser. ...Read more
Dentist provided: Dentist provided and monitored at-home whitening has been shown to have the best results. Stick with the professionals for this. ...Read more
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