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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.

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

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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Do teeth whitening and spot products actually work? If so, which ones?

Do teeth whitening and spot products actually work? If so, which ones?

The Best Option: Most of the products work at some level... The home products if overused can cause issues. 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! it is your safest and most effective choice. ...Read more

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Are crest white strips effective at teeth whitening?

Are crest white strips effective at teeth whitening?

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

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What are some inexpensive options for teeth whitening?

What are some inexpensive options for teeth whitening?

Pay the price!: If you want to whiten your teeth go to a dentist and pay the price. The inexpensive options such as the over the counter products take a lot longer and do not give you as good of a result. ...Read more

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Is teeth whitening a bad procedure to do to your teeth?

Depends: On a short term basis generally not. But... If you are a frequent bleacher there may be some contraindications like people that have sensitive teeth or gum line cavities. When a person makes health decisions on there own, without consulting a doctor, it is only a guess as to effectiveness or potential future issues. I would speak with your dentist as they know what is best for you. ...Read more

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What teeth whitening products work without harmful effects?

What teeth whitening products work without harmful effects?

All are safe, but...: All fda approved teeth whitening product are perfectly safe if used under your dentist's supervision. ...Read more

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What to if I am looking for best teeth whitening online product?

What to if I am looking for best teeth whitening online product?

Don't buy online: Safe, simple, effective, cheap: 1 part 3% otc hydrogen peroxide to 2 parts water; rinse twice daily after brushing. See results 4-6 weeks. Online products are not fda approved and can cause gum burning. As a dentist, I have never seen an online product work for any of my patients who have tried. Good luck! ...Read more

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