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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 (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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
After getting my teeth whitened, can the white fade? I want to consider this before I pay for the whitening.
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
What is the longest-lasting teeth whitening procedure? I'd like my teeth whitened, and would like to choose whichever method lasts the longest.
What's the best way to keep teeth from getting stained? I'm having my teeth whitened in two weeks, but once that's done, what would be the best way to keep them white? I don't smoke.
Brush : Brush as soon after you eat as possible. Consider using an at home system for periodic touch-ups after the initial whitening. ...Read more
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
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.?
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
What is the best available option for my 1st teeth whitening procedure? I'm in my mid-twenties and would like to get my teeth whitened. I've never done this before and I've found there are multiple options available. Is there a particular product or proce
Try over the counter: For young people over the counter whitening products generally woke without doing more expensive procedures. You can also consult a dentist for other in office procedures. ...Read more