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Multiple Choices: You can use simple whitening toothpastes to professionally dispensed products. Each has its advantages (price) and limitations (how well they work). The best products are professionally applied or dispensed by your dentist. ...Read more
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
If your teeth are intact without major restoration, in-office with take home tray teeth whitening is the non-invasive choice, so long as your teeth are healthy & clean.
If your teeth are significantly restored, then either all porcelain crowns or porcelain laminate veneers are a good choice.
See your dentist who will perform a thorough evaluation and discuss what are your best treatment option. ...Read more
Tricky question. .: Regular toothpaste can make teeth 'whiter' by removing SURFACE stains (coffee, cigarettes, tea, etc). BUT 'teeth bleaching' is only possible with chemicals like hydrogen-peroxide or carbamide-peroxide; that are found in 'Crest Whitestrips' or in Dentists' office products! ...Read more
Well: The best and safest way is to have your dentist do it. If that is too expensive (you can watch for groupon deals) then in the drugstore they sell whitening kits. You can also by them off the internet. Just google it. ...Read more
Whitening Products: Your dentist can whiten your teeth in the office using very strong peroxides that cannot be bought at your pharmacy. This can be accomplished in about an hour, which is about the fastest you're going to get it done. ...Read more
Bleaching: Whitening toothpaste can help reduce stains (coffee, tea, tobacco) on the outside of teeth. But, to really whiten teeth, there are three different types of 'bleaching': 1. Over-the-counter = crest whitestrips. 2. Trays that hold bleaching gel against the teeth, and 3. In- (dental)office bleaching. All three types of whitening are effective. The faster the effects, the more expensive. ...Read more
The most effective way to whiten teeth is the system offered by your dentist. This may consist of in-office or at home whitening, or a combination of the two.
Before you begin, to be most effective, you should have any needed restorative treatment completed on the teeth to be whitened.
Once the whitening is completed you may need to replace fillings due to color differences. ...Read more
If your teeth are intact without major restoration, in-office with take home tray teeth whitening is the non-invasive choice, so long as your teeth are healthy ; clean.
If your teeth currently are not very dark, then try crest whitestrips or kao sheer white to attain good results.
See your dentist who will perform a thorough evaluation and discuss what are your best treatment options. ...Read more
See a dentist: See a dentist for a thorough evaluation and consultation so that they may be able to determine what the best options are to attain straighter, whiter teeth. Without seeing x-rays and visual examining your dental condition, it would not be possible for us, in this forum, to determine what is in your best interest. ...Read more
Zoom or Home Trays: There are multiple ways to whiten your teeth. The most popular way is the in-office Zoom whitening, which can whiten teeth up to 8 shades in about one hour. The second option is to have custom whitening trays made for you and use bleaching gel at home on your own time. The downsides to this is that you must be consistent with whitening every day for a few weeks to show much improvement. ...Read more
Teeth darken naturally as we get older. Making sure your teeth are free of stain from coffee, tea and smoking, will help your teeth look brighter. If your teeth are crooked or over-lapped, orthdontic treatment will help them look brighter.
Toothpaste will help clean teeth, but will not whiten them.
The best way to whiten your teeth is through your dentist office. ...Read more
Depends: Teeth are naturally yellow due to the dentin layer underneath the translucent white enamel. Teeth get whiter with good hygiene if they are stained to begin with. If your teeth are clean and you are brushing and flossing regularly, there is not much else you can do. You can prevent your teeth from getting darker by avoiding acidic foods and liquids from sitting on your teeth for long periods. ...Read more
None will whiten:
But plenty of foods will make them darker.
Any food that would stain a white shirt, will stain tour teeth. That includes:coffee, tea, red wine, cola, tomato paste/spaghetti sauce, etc. After having these foods, it is important to brush your teeth or rinse with water to reduce the staining potential. Talk to your dentist about teeth whitening. ...Read more
Tooth Whitening: There are no guarantees sight unseen, but in office professional tooth whitening and\or custom trays with tooth whitening gel might satisfy your wishes. See a dentist asap for a consultation and treatment options. Be aware, tooth whitening does not whiten tooth colored bonded fillings, laminates or crowns. ...Read more
Whiter teeth: First see your dentist to remove surface deposits & stain with a professional cleaning. Then make sure your teeth & gums are healthy. Finally, ask your dentist which of the many tooth whitening methods is best for your particular situation. There are many ways to whiten teeth & unfortunately too many individuals try to do it on their own with less than satisfactory results. Get advice from a pro! ...Read more
Professional: There is a range of whitening products from over the counter to in office power bleaching. We have tried many systems and are currently quite satisfied with the KöR Whitening system. They have excellent custom trays and a peroxide that is kept refrigerated for maximum effectiveness. Here' their website. Http://www. Korwhitening. Com/ ...Read more
Veneers or bleaching: I'm assuming you are referring to the part of the tooth towards the gum line? If so the color of normal teeth will be darker as it gets closer to the gum line. This is because the enamel gets thinner as it gets closer to the roots of your teeth. And the roots of your teeth are much more "yellower." you may be able to remedy it with some bleaching or veneers. ...Read more
No quick solution: If you visit a dentist, you can get your teeth cleaned, which might make your teeth appear whiter and then you can discuss in-office whitening and then at home whitening after that session. Nothing can really whiten your teeth in one week. ...Read more
Avoid eating foods that stain teeth- coffee, teas, blueberries, cherries, colas etc.
Eating foods like apples, broccoli, carrots, can help to remove stains. Be cautious with "whitening toothpastes" because while they don't have any active ingredients to whiten your teeth, they are more abrasive and can make your teeth sensitive, and ultimately darker as they remove the enamel ...Read more
Baking soda: There are many methods to "whiten" teeth, of which creating a paste with baking soda and water may be the least expensive. It's efficacy may not be what you need depending on the amount of staining and discoloration you have. Some causes of "stained" teeth are systemically related and whitening may not be the answer. You should check with your dentist to see what (s)he would recommend for u. ...Read more
Suggestions: Start with a professional cleaning @ your dentist/hygienist to remove surface stains. Then don't smoke. Avoid pigmented foods such as coffee, tea, colas, mustard, saffron, tomato sauce, etc, or rinse w water immediately after eating. Keep teeth immaculately clean to remove pigment-producing bacteria. If still not bright enough for you, best whitening done by dentist rather than otc products. ...Read more
Flossing is designed to clean the areas between the teeth which are usually not visible.
There are many ways to whiten the teeth: having them cleaned; using 'whitening strips purchased over the counter; having them professionally whitened in a dental office; having porcelain veneers or crowns placed, etc. ...Read more
Many methods: It depends upon how dark the teeth are, and whether it is from external or internal staining or both. Methods include professional cleaning, tooth whitening, laminates and all porcelain crowns. See a dentist to discuss your options. ...Read more
Somewhat: Scaling and polishing your teeth will remove all the stains and this can make your teeth lighter and look beter in addition to being healthier. Evaluate your teeth following the procedures then do the lightening if you still need to. ...Read more
Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or supper market products like crest white-strips. 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
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