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White Spots On Teeth After Whitening Strips
As a child I did get too much fluoride, leaving me with white spots on my teeth. Will whitening my teeth work? I don't drink tea, wine or coffee.
Fluorosis: Results of conventional whitening procedures have always been unpredictable, and in particular, successfully whitening teeth with fluorosis has historically been nearly impossible. Few dentists accept the challenge of such cases, realizing that attempts are typically futile and, in some cases, may create a more unacceptable appearance than the pre-treatment condition. ...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
Power bleaching: We've found that over the counter whitening strips don't work. Prescription strength crest whitening strips seem to work with mixed results. Other whitening options include an in-office 60 minute power bleaching session. The whitening gel is very strong and can whiten teeth very quickly and effectively. Additional take-home whitening mouthguards are needed for maintance. Cost is high though. ...Read more
Crest WhiteStrips: It's important that patients see their dentist prior to any whitening procedure to make sure that they have no cavities, defective fillings, erosions, etc. The sensitivity could be something common and temporary merely related to the whitening process or...Due to a dental problem (or both). When was your last dental checkup? Only a dentist who can clinically examine you can determine the cause. ...Read more
Generally yes: For the most part they do work, but usually only on the flat surface of your teeth and not between your teeth. However, if your teeth are extremely dark or discolored, you might not see any improvement at all. ...Read more
Yes, if..: Yes, if used as directed! Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, not effective: 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: First, placing anything inside your aligners will probably change the fit of the aligners and therefore affect its precise function. Secondly I would suggest whitening your teeth AFTER all orthodontic movement is completed. Finally, ask your own dentist at that time what would be the smartest method to use to whiten your teeth. Whitening strips have limitations. ...Read more
See your dentist: A dentist can provide whitening treatments in the office or give you products to take home to whiten your teeth. These products are called bleaching products. In the office, a concentrated form of the whitening formula is used. It can be placed in trays or activated by a light source or laser. Take home bleaching involves a whitening solution you place in custom trays to bleach your teeth. ...Read more
Safe: Safe if used exactly as directed on package. Not as effective as professional whitening directed by your dentist. Whitening done by your dentist easier and more cost effective. ...Read more
Define good...: Lots of whitening products can work. Compared to a professional options, "over-the-counter" products are weaker and have fewer options (time required or how well it is customized to your teeth). I recommend you find a great dentist with a whitening for life program who will wait until your teeth are in optimum health (to prevent sensitivity), and then provide a complimentary solution. ...Read more
Whitening strips OK: 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
Consider this...: Consider this. .. A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing whitening can produce permanent discoloration. Please see only a dentist for bleaching/whitening and refrain from the current trend of whitening in a spa or mall or beauty salon. Whitening teeth is best managed by an experienced dentist, especially sensitive teeth & gums as health is the main focus of their attention! ...Read more
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Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Don't swallow very much, but it is not harmful.
Brush as much out as possible and then rinse. ...Read more
I used crest 2 hour express whitening strips. Now my teeth hurt really really bad. How can I get rid of the pain?
Dear ANA maria:
the quickest easiest and cheapest way to address the problem is with sensodyne toothpaste. It is available in the pharmacy. Just brush your teeth with it a free days and you should have great relief. If the pain persists, please call your dentist.
Best of luck,
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more
Do whitening strips really work if you want to see significant improvement in your teeths' color?
Not significant: The strips may provide some improvement and remove some stains but will not significantly change the shade of the dentine in your teeth. Food stains will return and the "temporary whitening" will be lost. ...Read more
Possibly: Some peoples teeth are sensitive to peroxide whitening agents. This is especially true in teeth with areas of biting edge wear (front teeth) and gumline recession with resulting tooth root surface exposure. ...Read more
Possibly: Those strips work moderately well but only for some individuals and only in certain cases. They may or may not give you the results that you desire. First see a dentist to discuss your options and what would be best for your circumstances. ...Read more
Whiter Image: Whiter image offers a boil and bite tray that you can custom fit to your teeth and just add the bleach into the tray. Better than any strip because of the close contact between the teeth and bleach and your bleach strength is greater. ...Read more
Yes: They do work, but not as good as a professional whitening at a dentist office. ...Read more
Personal choice: There are about ten or so of them in the market. Of course, a lot of us get carried away by the very convincing commercials. They work about the same. It's really your choice. They all work equally well. It is just like which one is better coca cola, pepsi, beechnut gerber, colgate, crest, tylenol (acetaminophen) etc. ...Read more
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bleaching trays at the dentist office still work the best. ...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
Sensitivity: Bleaching commonly causes and increase in sensitivity even to just air. It usually will subside on its own and it can be reduced by using the whitening material less or for a shorter duration. This is just a side affect of the whitening most likely but if concerned see a dentist. ...Read more
Options...: If you have sensitivity, try using a sensitivity toothpaste for a few weeks prior and during whiting. This helps seal the dentinal tubules that cause the sensitivity. It is not advisable to continue strips if you develop severe sensitivity, as you can "overdo it" and cause root damage by not heeding to the symptoms you are feeling. Some sensitivity that subsides in 24 hours is normal. ...Read more
Can you tell me how many times a year would I have to buy teeth whitening strips to keep my teeth white?
Modestly effective: Whitening strips, like whitening toothpaste, is only modestly effective. A more cost effective, more efficacious approach is to treat whitening not as a diy project but as treatment best provided by someone with years of training and experience. ...Read more
Need some dental expertise! My teeth are kinda yellowish and I want to work on them. Do you suggest that I get some whitening strips?
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
Are those whitening strips you can use at home harmful? I'd really like whiter teeth, and would like to use those strips at home, if possible. Are those bad for my teeth? .
No: Whitening strips are coated with hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient to whiten your teeth, and is not considered to be harmful to your teeth or body. ...Read more
Do not recommend: Do not recommend.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: These strips do not adhere well enough for night time use. You may inhale a strip into your lung or may swallow one in which case it may get stuck in your esophagus or throat. To be honest, these strips lose their effectiveness after an hour. Please use them only when awake. ...Read more
Whitening strips: Of the choices, whitening stripes. Out of all possible choices, in office whitening by far is the most effective method in whitening teeth. ...Read more
What are some effective treatments to whiten teeth? Whitening strips and pens have not worked. I have surface stains.
Professional: See your dentist or hygienist...Over-the-counter products often result in "you get what you pay for" results. ...Read more
Can cigarettes cause "craze" cracks? Only my bottom 2front teeth have them. I noticed it after using whitening strips am going to lose my front teeth?
Smoking: Heating dryness can make teeth more susceptible to crazing. Nicotine and tars then stain the microscopic fractures (craze lines). I don't have to tell youth smoking will damage your body, you're seeing visual proof that your body is already damaged. Get help quitting smoking, NOW. Then see your Dentist about cosmetic correction. ...Read more