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Is there any danger in tooth whitening paint sold on amazon? Does it last a long time?

Is there any danger in tooth whitening paint sold on amazon?  Does it last a long time?

No and no: As far as i know it's a cover-up, a temporary opaquing medium that's non-toxic, but doesn't look very natural. Doesn't last long at all. Kind of like nail polish for your teeth. Think about what your nails look like when polish begins chipping off. Best solution, see your Dentist for professional help. Don't waste your money on OTC products. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Teeth Whitening (Definition)

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


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Could you advise about tooth whitening?

Could you advise about tooth whitening?

Teeth whitening : You can use over the counter products like 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

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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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What's a good working tooth whitening toothpaste?

What's a good working tooth whitening toothpaste?

None for whitening: Hydrogen peroxide is the primary chemical used for whitening and although some toothpastes may have it, the concentration is not high enough and unless you want to sit there with toothpaste in your mouth for 30min to an hour it isn't going to do that much for you. Mechanical removal of debris and plaque daily should be enough. If you want to whiten more, call your dentist or get a take home kit. ...Read more

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How long does tooth whitening baking powder take to whiten teeth?

How long does tooth whitening baking powder take to whiten teeth?

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 more

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Do teeth whitening products such as crest strips damage tooth enamel?

Do teeth whitening products such as crest strips damage tooth enamel?

They can ... : They can... A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing bleaching can produce permanent discoloration. Please see only a dentist for bleaching and refrain from the current trend of whitening in a spa or mall or beauty salon. Bleaching teeth is best managed by an experienced dentist with your dental & gum health as the main focus of their attention! ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a question, are tooth whitening strips bad for you?

Need help. I've got a question, are tooth whitening strips bad for you?

Bleaching teeth: Crest white strips can work, though they only cover the front 6 teeth, so if there is a big color change, it may be very noticeable compared to the back teeth. Avoid using any product that requires a "pre rinse" as this is usually acidic and can destroy tooth structure as well as make them more sensitive. A kit custom made by a dentist is the most effective method. ...Read more

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What is a tooth whitening product or procedure that really works without damaging your teeth?

What is a tooth whitening product or procedure that really works without damaging your teeth?

All From a Dentist: Over the counter products aren't tested by the fda or the american dental association, and often don't even display their ingredients. Some work, some don't, but i wouldn't risk it. Anything prescribed or applied by your dentist will be proven, safe, and effective. If you want to be sure, you really need to have a dentist help you with this. ...Read more

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What is a tooth whitening product?

What is a tooth whitening product?

Super cleaner: Most of the popular whitening products are some % of peroxide. Hydrogen and carbamide are the most popular. They basically super clean the discolored enamel. Some teeth are so internally discolored thet the products may be only marginally effective. Then you have to move to bonding / veneers / or crowns to get a whiter smile. ...Read more

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Is tooth whitening at a salon safe?

SalonTooth whitening: Whitening should not be done on stained teeth (stains block the whitening agents from being fully effective), decayed teeth, and patients with gum disease. And, should be done with great care if there is recession, root exposure, or sensitivity. Only a dentist can evaluate these issues, and evaluate which strength whitening agent to use. Salons do not utilize dentists. ...Read more

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