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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?

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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Can you tell me any teeth whitening products that actually work?

Can you tell me any teeth whitening products that actually work?

In office systems: All of the in office whitening provided by dentists work. Over the counter crest white strips work very well ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the best store bought teeth whitening product?

I'm wondering what is the best store bought teeth whitening product?

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. ...Read more

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Can teeth whitening strips expire?

Can teeth whitening strips expire?

Yes: Tthere is an expiration date on the individual packets. The boxes of crest whitestrips does have such a date. They likely presume that users will keep the box on hand. ...Read more

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What are some good teeth whitening strips?

What are some good teeth whitening strips?

Crest: Crest professional strips are the ones work best from the over the counter , but the trays that are made by your dentist use a gel that is three times stronger and will achieve better results. ...Read more

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Is teeth whitening safe for sensitive teeth?

Is teeth whitening safe for sensitive teeth?

May be: Depending on the cause of the teeth hypersensitivity , consult your dentist as take home whitening agents might be more suitable for you than in office whitening as the concentration of the whitening gel is much less and tolerable and you can achieve same result just over an extended time rather than one hour on the dentist chair.. ...Read more

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Does teeth whitening have any side effects ?

Yes for some people: Yes...Some people get sensitivity to cold and or sore gums. ...Read more

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What is the best teeth whitening strips brand?

What is the best teeth whitening strips brand?

Don't know: The best one is the one that gives you the results you want without any discomfort to your teeth and gums. People react differently to different products. ...Read more

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What exactly does the laser for teeth whitening do?

What exactly does the laser for teeth whitening do?

Not laser: Usually it is not a laser that is used for in-office whitening, but a light source such as gas plasma, plasma arc or led light sources that activate the ingredient in the gel for a more rapid result (think britesmile, rembrandt or zoom). While lasers were used more when whitening first started, it is more time consuming and done one tooth at a time with laser. ...Read more

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What is the best teeth whitening product or remedy?

Dentist provided: Dentist provided and monitored at-home whitening has been shown to have the best results. Stick with the professionals for this. ...Read more

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What brand of teeth whitening strips works the best?

What brand of teeth whitening strips works the best?

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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Mouth (Definition)

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