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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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Enamel (Definition)

Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth composed of a crystalline structure called hydroxyapatite. Enamel is the part of the tooth you see in the mouth. It is the hardest part of the human body when ...Read more


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Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

No: Just don't overdo it. Your teeth will only whiten to the extent that the enamel will allow. The color of the dentin underneath will still shine through and cannot be lightened by bleaching. Likewise, if you have recession, your exposed roots will not lighten and should not be bleached. A common side effect of whitening is sensitivity of the teeth, which is transient. ...Read more

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Can enamel building toothpaste work after tooth bleaching?

Yes: I would recommend a Fluoride toothpaste or Fluoride mouthwash like act to help protect your tooth enamel. Also, do not over-whiten to help prevent sensitivity. Studies show lower concentration over time gets the best results. ...Read more

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What is the most effective tooth whitening tooth paste?

What is the most effective tooth whitening tooth paste?

Better methods: If you truly want your teeth whiter, ask your dentist which method is best for you. I recommend my patients use custom fitted trays with bleaching gels. It's very effective, reasonably priced and they have the trays to reuse at a later time. Some patients are happy with crest whitestrips although they have some limitations. Whitening toothpastes only remove stains effectively. ...Read more

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Is tooth decay gray and shiny?

Is tooth decay gray and shiny?

Maybe...: Decay comes in many colors and could be gray & shiny, or brown and not shiny. If you suspect you have decay, see your dentist and get it sorted out; small fillings are easier & less costly than waiting for the tooth to hurt or fail. ...Read more

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Tooth veneers are for life and composite resin to fill in the top teeth triangular space, as gums recedes, maintains more of the natural teeth?

Tooth veneers are for life and composite resin to fill in the top teeth triangular space, as gums recedes, maintains more of the natural teeth?

Wrong way around: Gum recession needs attention first. See periodontist to halt recession. Then work w your dentist or a prosthodontist to reshape and re contour teeth. Know that "permanent" restorations have a finite life span and need periodic maintenance. ...Read more

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3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?

3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago.  Can flossing shift teeth positions?

No: Flossing will, if anything, tighten teeth by improving gum/bone health. If you think teeth are shifting see your General Dentist and/or Oral Surgeon for a review of your occlusion. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide too hard on the gums and accelerate teeth recession?

Probably: Most often it is used as a dilute solution rather than full strength. Good oral hygiene including twice daily brushing with good technique and daily flossing should do it for you. If you have periodontal disease you should ask your dentist for specific recommendations on rinses and washes to help. ...Read more

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What type of dental treatment protects the margin from decay between tooth roots and crowns? Will it last after dental cleanings are done?

What type of dental treatment protects the margin from decay between  tooth roots and crowns? Will it last after dental cleanings are done?

Fluoride: for good protection nothing beats proper oral hygiene via good brushing and flossing. If you are still concerned or at a higher risk then had a good fluoride rinse to your daily schedule (ACT fluoride rinse) ...Read more

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What tooth paste whitens teeth without making them sensitive?

None: Tooth paste in general does not whiten teeth. They can remove stain at most. Only way to whiten your teeth is with teeth whitening or bleaching products. If you have sensitivity, use tooth pastes that are geared for sensitivity like sensodyne or crest sesitivity. ...Read more

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Best toothpaste if receding gums and enamel?

ADA Seal: There are many good toothpastes on the market (have ada seal). None are meant specifically for gum recession, but there are many that can help reduce the hot and cold, sweet and sour sensitivity associated with recession. Also extremely important not to use a very abrasive toothpaste or hard/medium toothbrush--use only a soft tooth brush. ...Read more

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Which is better: porcelain veneers or tooth enamel?

Which is better: porcelain veneers or tooth enamel?

It depends on u: The fact that you are asking the question means to me that there is something that you want to change about your smile. What does your smile tell others about you? Does your smile project what you want it to? By answering these two question you will know if porcelain is better than enamel for you. Veneers are not the only tool in the box. Look for a highly trained cosmetic dentist to help u. ...Read more

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A back tooth can have 3 tooth roots. So, the dental implant itself is one "root" for that tooth replacement?

A back tooth can have 3 tooth roots. So, the dental implant itself is one "root" for that tooth replacement?

Implant: Ideally we would put one implant per root,. but besides the cost involved,factors such as the size of the implant, as well as the surgical space and restorative space, distance between teeth , dictate and necessitate the placement of one implant. this is not always the case but the majority. ...Read more

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Whats the most effective tooth paste and mouth wash to whiten teeth for surface stains?

Whats the most effective tooth paste and mouth wash to whiten teeth for surface stains?

Some risks involved: First, mouth washes do not whiten teeth. Secondly, companies that promote their toothpaste as whitening teeth do so mainly with abrasives, that are not intended to be used on a regular basis as they erode away tooth structure. In my opinion, get a professional cleaning at your dentist and then maintain those healthy clean teeth with any brand name fluoridated toothpaste. ...Read more

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Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

Infection: Your tooth appears infected. You need root canal therapy. Make sure your dentist is aware of your swelling. Taking macropen may not be enough to control the problem. Let your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

Does teeth scaling remove the teeth's enamel?

No, it does not: The instruments are not designed to cut enamel, but rather to remove hardened deposits. ...Read more

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Which tooth brush is designed to clean wisdom teeth?

Which tooth brush is designed to clean wisdom teeth?

Any adult brush: I am not aware of any tooth brush that has been designed specifically for wisdom teeth. The technique and way you brush your teeth is more important than the design of the brush. Any adult brush was mentioned only to allow adequate length for the brush to reach the wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Will carbamide peroxide reduce tooth enamel?

Will carbamide peroxide reduce tooth enamel?

Very slightly: Carbamide peroxide is a very common ingredient in many dental professional teeth lightening products and toothpaste. Professionally applications of carbamide peroxide have been shown to have very little associated damage to enamel. Recently, there was a clinical study that showed some demineralization of the enamel, but only at the "nano" level-- only significant if it were overused. ...Read more

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Will general cleaning of gum prevent loss of tooth and bone?

Will general cleaning of gum prevent loss of tooth and bone?

Yes: Yes that is why a general cleaning is recommended every 6 months as you cannot get under the gums where plaque can accumulate which causes the bone loss. If you do have a lot of plaque and tarter under the gums, than you may need a more aggressive cleaning called scaling and root planing. In that case a general cleaning will not help until you get the scaling. ...Read more

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