Top
30
Doctor insights on: Teeth Whiten

Share
1

1
Can teeth whiteners be harmful?

Can teeth whiteners be harmful?

Teeth whitening: Teeth whitening is safe when using whitening materials dispensed by your dentist. It is often considered the safest and most conservative of all cosmetic dental procedures. The most common side effect is temporary tooth sensitivity which will stop 1-3 days after completing the whitening process. However, otc whitening gels may have ingredients that could alter the enamel and should be avoided. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


2

2
Which teeth whitener is the best?

Which teeth whitener is the best?

Take home trays: Take-home bleaching trays with carbamide peroxide seem to work best and costs the least long-term and can be reused. In office bleaching with peroxide works the fastest. ...Read more

3

3
What are some recommended teeth whiteners?

What are some recommended teeth whiteners?

Consult with dentist: This issue should be discussed with your dentist who can make some recommendations after it is determined that you teeth and gums are healthy and you do not require any dental treatment. ...Read more

4

4
What store bought teeth whitener is the best?

What store bought teeth whitener is the best?

Teeth whitener: Toothpaste and mouthwashes will not whiten teeth. Whitestrips will whiten parts but not all the teeth.
The most effective way to whiten teeth is in-office or custom tray whitening provided by your dentist.
Whitening will not remove stains from the teeth... They need to be cleaned first in order for the whitening to be effective. ...Read more

5

5
Is there a safe and effective teeth whitener?

Is there a safe and effective teeth whitener?

Yes: There are whitening gels that are used in a mouth tray made and fitted by your dentist. They come in different strengths so your dentist must decide if you are a good candidate for whitening and what strength is appropriate for you. They work. Light and laser systems aren't necessarily more effective. Your dentist will check that you don't have other problems with your teeth or gums first. ...Read more

6

6
Are there any cheap teeth whiteners out there?

Are there any cheap teeth whiteners out there?

Sure: Otc toothpastes and whitening strips can make a small difference in the color of your teeth. Don't expect these products to give you the results of a professionally applied whitening gel. ...Read more

7

7
Please help! What is a good cheap teeth whitener?

Please help! What is a good cheap teeth whitener?

CAREFUL: If you are looking for otc products, most likely there is no active whitening agent in it. (read the label.) the label "whitening" is mostly from your brushing teeth well to get rid of any food stain ; yellowing bacterial build-up. Please be careful; do not use abrasive tooth paste for more than a few times, as the abrasive particles in paste can damage the tooth/root surfaces permanently. ...Read more

8

8
In your opinion, what is the best OTC teeth whitener?

In your opinion, what is the best OTC teeth whitener?

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

9

9
Does anyone know of a teeth whitener which really works?

No one product: In order to find out the best whitening agent and method, you should consult with a dentist who is trained to offer multiple whitening methods and types. It is important that you are asked many questions so that your dental whitening team can customize your whitening plan. ...Read more

10

10
Dental experts! What is the best OTC bought teeth whitener?

Dental experts! What is the best OTC bought teeth whitener?

OTC Whitening: First, I do not recommend anyone use any home tooth whitening product or system without first consulting with their own dentist. One has to make sure there are no cavities or gum problems. Further, there are some limitations and issues that one has to know about. Some of my patients have used the crest whitestrips and have been satisfied with the results. ...Read more

11

11
How safe are store teeth whiteners to be used at home? How often can I use them?

How safe are store teeth whiteners to be used at home? How often can I use them?

Be careful: I know crest white strips are safe and effective. I am sure there are others but there are some that will seriously damage your teeth. ...Read more

12

12
How do you make your teeth whitened up?

How do you make your teeth whitened up?

First: First see Dentist to clean off surface stains. Then have Dentist whiten your teeth. Use OTCs for maintenance. Quit smoking. Avoid acidic heavily pigmented foods. ...Read more

13

13
What can I do to get teeth whitened overnight?

Zoom !: Zoom! In office whitening can get the job done in about an hour. Speak to your dentist to see if s/he offers the procedure. There is nothing you can do at home to accomplish this. The gels available for in home use are not strong enough. ...Read more

14

14
What are some effective over-the-counter teeth whiteners?

What are some effective over-the-counter teeth whiteners?

Dental: Speak to your dentist. Nothing over the counter will be anywhere near as effective as what your doctor can offer. Also, what you pay up front for the excellent benefits of teeth whitening for the dentist will be less, in the long run, than what you will pay for the otc stuff that falsely claim to whiten teeth. See the dentist! ...Read more

15

15
Would there be any possibility to get your teeth whitened for free?

Would there be any possibility to get your teeth whitened for free?

No: Before proceeding with any tooth lightening procedure make sure all aspects of tooth and gum disease is eliminated. Seek consultation with a dentist to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. ...Read more

16

16
I'm wondering what is the safest procedure to get my teeth whitened?

See dentist: There are a number of whitening methods. The best and safest approach is talking with your dentist about what you what to do. Your dentist will give you guidance so you get the results you are looking for with the fewest side effects. ...Read more

17

17
Please tell me if you can get your teeth whitened if you have crowns?

Please tell me if you can get your teeth whitened if you have crowns?

Only tooth : Only tooth structure that is exposed to dental whitening agents, will whiten. Porcelain or synthetic crown, cap, laminate veneer, composite resin, bonded filling or any other dental restorative material will not lighten with teeth bleaching products. ...Read more

18

18
What happens when you eat boiled goose after you've had your teeth whitened?

What happens when you eat boiled goose after you've had your teeth whitened?

It should be fine: Avoid anything that would stain your white t-shirt, like red sauce, red wine etc. I think boiled goose would be fine, even though I have never heard of boiled goose. ...Read more

19

19
Will my teeth whiten or will bad hygiene in the past mean they're stained forever?

Will my teeth whiten or will bad hygiene in the past mean they're stained forever?

Need Consultation: Have the dentist check them for you. They may be stained forever unless you place expensive veneers to cover them over. ...Read more

20

20
After getting my teeth whitened, can the white fade? I want to consider this before I pay for the whitening.

Just : Just few words to understand how teeth whitening works.
As you know, teeth have microporsities, through them any staining drink or food or simply colored bacteria that normally resides in mouth, penetrates through them, the coloring is then translated into faded or yellow colored teeth.
The whitening products available, work as a declogging agent oxygenating (cleaning) those micro-tubules and consequently your teeth will look whiter and brighter. The degree of concentration of the active ingredient(peroxide derivatives) will act as a speeding factor.
I hope this explanation gave you an understanding that whitened teeth if not maintained "will fade" and as mentioned by my colleagues touch ups will always help maintain the healthy appearance you want to have.
Good luck. ...Read more

21

21
What is the longest-lasting teeth whitening procedure? I'd like my teeth whitened, and would like to choose whichever method lasts the longest. .

None: Whitening teeth is a process, and also is a maintenance for life. It likes tanning your skin, over time the tan fades and so does the whitening. ...Read more

23

23
Do teeth whiteners work on fillings?

No: No. They will whiten your natural teeth but not fillings or crowns. ...Read more

24

24
Should a 14-year-old get her teeth whitened?

Should a 14-year-old get her teeth whitened?

Possibly yes: If the child does not smile or has low self-esteem due to discolored teeth, then definitely yes. Teeth whitening is non-damaging and often people who whiten their teeth become meticulous maintainers which leads to significant long term benefits. ...Read more

25

25
Can a 14-year-old get their teeth whitened for modeling?

Absolutely: Teenagers can whiten their teeth just like adults. I'd recommend a lower percentage of the bleaching agents but it should be done with professional supervision and direction. Talk to your dentist and he or she can advise you on the proper amounts and give you good guidance. ...Read more

26

26
If I get my teeth whitened at a dental office, will it stay white?

For a while: These whitening procedures last for several months, the length of time depending on your diet and home care.Also, home bleaching can prolong the whitening! ...Read more

27

27
Can you still get your teeth whitened if you have two missing teeth?

Can you still get your teeth whitened if you have two missing teeth?

Yes: Even if you were to consider having the missing teeth replaced it would be best to do the whitening first. The replacement teeth can then be made or selected to match the newly-whitened teeth. ...Read more

28

28
Can you get your teeth whitened under 18 in the uk legally as I know you can here in america but im not sure about the uk.?

Can you get your teeth whitened under 18 in the uk legally as I know you can here in america but im not sure about the uk.?

Teeth whitening: Here in the us, we have disposable teeth whitening kids that can be dispensed in the dental office which are suitable for 13 years old. I think the only way to be sure is to ask your dentist about the law in uk. ...Read more

29

29
How safe are over-the-counter colgate teeth whiteners for enamal? Teeth feel pretty sensitive after using whitener. Is my enamal okay?

How safe are over-the-counter colgate teeth whiteners for enamal? Teeth feel pretty sensitive after using whitener. Is my enamal okay?

White strips: Sensitivity from white strips can be from a couple of things. If you have any decay, defective or loos fillings these teeth can get sensitive. Also, teeth with gum recessin can be sensitive. See adentist and have your teeth checked.and talk to the dentist about professional whitening systems. ...Read more

Find us on Facebook