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Absolutely: Orthodontists have been using stainless steel wires for more than 70 years without incident. There are many types of stainless steel wires with different metallurgical formulas and properties. They are the "railroad tracks" that your teeth (railroad cars) slide along. ...Read more
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Of course: If unsafe they would have been banned by the fda. Acrylic has been used in dentistry for over a century. There are an infinitesimally small group of people allergic to acrylic, but less than are allergic to strawberries or chocolate. Don't worry. Chance of allergy less than chance of being struck by lightning. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In concert w/brushin: Dental implants should be cared for the same as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, mouth rinses, and the water pik is a great addition, but not a substitute for any of the others. You also need to maintain your professional dental visits as well, so get that water pik and bring your oral hygiene to the next level! ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
No: Veneers are typically made from a variety of ceramics or composites. Tooth whitening ingredients like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide will not damage a veneer. Be aware though, the whitening gel will have little or no whitening effect on the veneers themselves. If you have both natural teeth and veneered teeth in your smile only the natural teeth will whiten. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes : Yes bleaching trays are safe. There is no adverse effects of bleaching as long as you dont overdo it. The tooth enamel does weaken slightly while bleaching- thats why bleach supplied by the dentist contains Fluoride and you are supposed to brush your teeth with toothpaste before and after bleaching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to clean your retainers with a colgate soft total advanced whitening toothbrush? would the whitening harm the retainer?
Gaps? Teeth clamps?: I think you need to be more specifice here. I know what gaps between teeth are but i can't begin to figure teeth clamps. We use some devices to help fill teeth when they are missing a side. And those can be viewed as clamps. And these fillings can close gaps. To get a better answer...Go see a dentist and get a live opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly no...: Bleaching materials are generally safe if you use them properly as directly. Some people can't do bleaching because of the increased sensitivity from bleaching. If that. Be the case...Try a lower strength of bleach. You may also be allergic to the bleach. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lasers do not bleach: While many practitioners still incorporate lights or lasers as part off their tooth whitening process most will tell you they do such not for enhanced results but to satisfy patient's expectations. Most clinical studies state that the whitening effect is directly related to the strength (and freshness) of the peroxide combined with the length (20 min max) and amount of times it is applied. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, absolutely: Tooth whitening has been safely and successfully performed for 25 years. There are many ways it can be done, but the most effective may still be the original custom made home bleaching trays... Brightening a smile can often enhance one's self image, and can even change lives... ...Read more