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Teeth Whitening While Breastfeeding
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Could be a problem: Accutane known for causing a side effect that damages work on bleached teeth. The drug reacts to bleached teeth by causing a grayish lines on gum lines and staining the work of the bleach on the teeth, making the teeth yellowish. According to discussions on acne.Org, users of the product noticed effects of “little bright dots, similar to white freckles on teeth. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely See dentist: Probably not. Nighttime grinding in children (or adults!) can be related to sleep disordered breathing. The child may not be getting enough oxygen during sleep, or may have actual episodes of apnea. Have a dentist check the size and shape of the jaws, tongue size and position and tonsils/adenoids. Does the child snore? You may need referral to a pediatric ENT for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Teeth whiteners: may help even out tooth coloration if differences caused by stains on the surface of the enamel. However some color variations are within the tooth, formed during development, or discolored by certain antibiotics, differences in thickness, or if there's a filling. Also crowns or composite fillings will not changes color with whitening ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really.: If you are using OTC (over the counter) dental products, then find the ones with ADA logo. ADA stands for American Dental Association. In order to get ADA seal, manufacturers need to submit research data supporting their advertisements/claims and need to be approved by ADA. Whitening toothpaste contains abrasive particles that do not really work in whitening your teeth. It may remove stains. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not really: Only enamel will whiten. If there is much missing, then you will not have much to whiten. You might need crowns to achieve the whiteness you desire. Unfortunately, veneers need enamel to bond too, and may not work for you. See a prosthodontist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Expectations?: It depends upon your expectations. The effect is usually minimal at best. If you want any substantial whitening, you may have to wait forever. I recommend that you have a consultation with your own dentist to discuss your treatment options. Then you will be better informed as to what you can expect regarding time, money and amount of whitening. Besides there are other important considerations. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will using Listerine immediately after brushing my teeth with Rembrandt whitening toothpaste negate any of the whitening effects?
No, it shouldn't: Whitening toothpastes all work the same way in that they contain mild abrasive to help remove surface stains. They don't really whiten like oxidizing agents such as crest white strips or bleaching trays and gel that you can get from your dentist. ...Read more
Is sprinkling baking soda on toothpaste while brushing day and night effective for whitening the teeths?
No: Activated charcoal will not harm the filling. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Yes: Make sure you have all resin/bonding materials removed, and if there is still "extra white" areas, hypermineralized zones, or the value/color is not uniform on your front teeth, try asking your dentist to use opalustre in combination with in office professional whitening materials to blend for a uniform result. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I am using crest 3d professional whitestrips. Will electronic cigarette stain my teeth after the whitening?
Should not: It should not since the 'smoke' from an e-cigarette is artificial. ...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
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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