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What Lipstick Color Is Best For Making Teeth Look Less Yellow
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
Is b1 dental shade a good bright/white shade or is it yellowish? I want to whiten my teeth but don't want them unnatural of fake looking white
Whitening at dentist: Whitening at the dentist is the best option. The dentist can tailor your whitening trays or in office bleaching to block out areas that might be sensitive. They also have other products such as potassium nitrate that they can apply to your teeth to make them less sensitive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whitening toothpaste: All whitening toothpastes rely on being more abrasive to remove superficial stains from coffee, tea, cigarette smoke etc. They do not contain any whitening ingredients.While they may help initially, continued use can make the teeth darker as the outer lighter color is worn away revealing the darker inner structure. Also may make them more sensitive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: It has antioxidants which help you live longer. ...Read more
Can composite resin applied to natural front teeth look nice and shiny as porcelin (want to avoid veneers and chalky look, if possible) when it dries?
Im medium tone but i'd like to go two shade lighter than my complexion. What is the process what would be the cost.?
Hydroquinone: A compound containing retin a (tretinoin) and 4% hydroquinone which requires a prescription would be the most effective. You can use it up to 3 months and then you would have to give your skin a break. There is some controversy about the safety of hydroquinone. Kojic acid and arbutase are some other lightening agents. Cost is about $200 for a month's worth of product. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best way to whiten porcelain veneers? I have porcelain veneers on my teeth that seem to have gone a little bit off-white. What is the best way to whiten them?
Unpredictable: While porcelain veneers may respond slightly to teeth whitening in some instances, the outcome cannot be predicted or counted on. Recent studies show that bleaching gels will penetrate teeth from behind. So if you have porcelain veneers on the front of the teeth, you can whiten the part of the tooth under the veneer. But the porcelain will not whiten. Get a professional cleaning and polishing. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My front teeth is dead. Its color is fading and is slightly yellow. Is there any way to treat it, without cutting the teeth and planting a new one?
Consult your dentist: If your tooth has died (this is the cause of the discoloring), then it likely needs a root canal to clean out the infection... The color can be remedied by externally bleaching the tooth specifically with professional customized home whitening trays over a period of a few weeks...If the color still persists, a "walking bleach" internal whitening can be performed through the root canal access... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best & most cost effective method to whiten naturally yellow teeth? What is the cost per tooth for such procedure? I have naturally yellow teeth. I want to whiten them permanently. Someone suggested permanent veneers; some suggested other meth
Kor whitening: There are many options to brighten your teeth. Veneers will do it but if you generally like the shape and look of your teeth, then removing tooth structure to get whiter teeth isn't a good option. Kor whitening is a less common but highly effective whitening product. It's charged by the length of time required to whiten and not by the tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My skin is quite pale, and probably a reason why dark circles under my eyes are more visual. What can I do other than sleep more to look healthier?
Treat allergies: If you have pale skin and dark circles under your eyes, you could be allergic. Look for runny/itchy eyes/nose w/ sneezing. If you have these, take zyrtec/claritin/allegra daily. This will reduce the blood vessel congestion under your eyes that looks dark through thin/light skin. ...Read more
Does teeth whitening make your teeth more likely to get stained later? My friend told me that teeth whitening actually breaks down enamel and makes the pores bigger, so teeth stain easier after treatment. Is this true? I'd really like to get my teeth whit
No : Teeth whitening is safe if done under professional guidance with dentist recommended products only. After comprehensive evaluation of your dental health and quality of your enamel, dentist will design a protocol that you should follow with teeth whitening. It includes Fluoride treatments, sensitivity management, and whitening sessions frequencies. It it safe and effective method to enhance smiles. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Closed lips?: Why not see you dentist to discuss you tooth color concerns and listen to their recommendations? These may include teeth whitening (so long as your yellow teeth are actually teeth and not dark colored dental restorations/crowns) or laminate veneers or crowns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are many variations in color, and it is nothing to be concerned with. ...Read more
Is it called air abrasion when a dentist just wants to lighten front teeth a shade or two since there is a lighter colored crown present?
Think my teeth in general will be slightly more yellow than before. Which teeth bleaching/whitening works better?
Use ADA material: Most of the otc formulations such as crest white strips are fine for whitening your teeth. Please avoid mall kiosks or spas as they do not understand causes of discolored teeth. Alternatively trays made be a dentist are the most efficient manner of whitening teeth used with carbamide peroxide gel. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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