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Are whitening products more effective on teeth with certain stain colors?

Are whitening products more effective on teeth with certain stain colors?

Simple solution: See a dentist for professional teeth whitening without laser, followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be surprise regardless of the stain colors. You can use over the counter products, however, they are not so effective. Note: there is no evidence based dentistry or scientific research to support that any "laser" have an effect on teeth whitening. ...Read more

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Will red fruit juices stain my ceramic braces?

Will red fruit juices stain my ceramic braces?

It can: but its unlikely. As Dr. malerman noted, if you rinse your mouth afterward you should be just fine. the rubber bands, if they are the clear ones, are more likely to stain, but the orthodontist will replace these every 6 weeks or so. ...Read more

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Does preparation h hemmorhoid cream help with under-eye dark circles?

Does preparation h hemmorhoid cream help with under-eye dark circles?

No : Should never use on or near eye non eye care products , so answer is no, . ...Read more

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Compare a composite veneer to a porcelin veneer? Can cheaper composite be just as good? Why shave down good natural teeth vs. Fill in black triangles?

Compare a composite veneer to a porcelin veneer? Can cheaper composite be just as good? Why shave down good natural teeth vs. Fill in black triangles?

Night and day: Either may be the perfect choice for you. It really depends upon the specific circumstances and your expectations. In some cases a well placed bonded filling may provide excellent esthetics and last for 5-10 years, while in some cases a well fabricated veneer is the only way to achieve the best esthetics and function for 10 years +. Tooth reduction can be minimal in many cases. No one best answer ...Read more

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Can crest 3d toothpaste make your smile whiter? Enamel renewal and stain protection ?

Can crest 3d toothpaste make your smile whiter? Enamel renewal and stain protection ?

Probably not: A lot of the advertisements you see on television for toothpaste, mouthwash, and toothbrushes are overly dramatized. These ads are designed to make you buy more products at inflated prices. Toothpaste does not really work to whiten because the whitening agent is not on your teeth long enough. The most economical way to effectively whiten is with custom made trays and whitening gel from a dentist. ...Read more

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For hemorrhoids what's the difference between distilled witch hazel and prep h?

For hemorrhoids what's the difference between distilled witch hazel and prep h?

Hemorrhoids: Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & has been used to reduce swelling. Witch hazel products that do not contain alcohol may be gentler on the skin. Preparation H Medicated Hemorrhoidal Wipes contain Witch Hazel and Aloe. ...Read more

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Would black coffee stain your teeth darker than coffee with cream in it?

Would black coffee stain your teeth darker than coffee with cream in it?

I assume so: Great question. Never have heard someone ask that before. I would assume that the coffee without the cream, making it more concentrated, would be apt to create more stain. ...Read more

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Whats the most effective tooth paste and mouth wash to whiten teeth for surface stains?

Whats the most effective tooth paste and mouth wash to whiten teeth for surface stains?

Some risks involved: First, mouth washes do not whiten teeth. Secondly, companies that promote their toothpaste as whitening teeth do so mainly with abrasives, that are not intended to be used on a regular basis as they erode away tooth structure. In my opinion, get a professional cleaning at your dentist and then maintain those healthy clean teeth with any brand name fluoridated toothpaste. ...Read more

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Which is better for teeth whitening crest 3D whitening strips Or whitening pens and which will give faster result ??

Which is better for teeth whitening crest 3D whitening strips Or whitening pens and which will give faster result ??

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

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Will teeth bleaching or using the bleaching strips work on veneers?

Will teeth bleaching or using the bleaching strips work on veneers?

Nope: No. Only natural enamel will respond to the bleaching process. Existing restorations such as fillings, bonded composite, or bonded porcelain veneers will not bleach. They can be changed, but won't bleach. ...Read more

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Which toothpaste can remove black stainds on teeth please advice me?

Which toothpaste can remove black stainds on teeth please advice me?

Stain : There are really no stain removing toothpastes out there. Some toothpastes are a bit more abrasive than others which i personally don't recommend since they will wear your teeth down. I believe you should have a consultation with a dentist to explore your options. ...Read more

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Does listerine whitening rinse actually whiten your teeth or just remove stains?

Does listerine whitening rinse actually whiten your teeth or just remove stains?

It whitens teeth.: Whitening rinses contain a whitening agent (like hydrogen peroxide) similar to whitening toothpastes. However, they only whiten very, very slowly since the are normally in contact with the teeth for only a minute or two. Contrast this with whitening strips or trays which are usually kept in contact with the teeth for an hour or so at a time. Trays will work much better and faster than rinses. ...Read more

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Can enamel building toothpaste work after tooth bleaching?

Yes: I would recommend a Fluoride toothpaste or Fluoride mouthwash like act to help protect your tooth enamel. Also, do not over-whiten to help prevent sensitivity. Studies show lower concentration over time gets the best results. ...Read more

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I've had stubborn white stains for 5 months, they won't come off with stain removal toothpaste. will they come off with dental equipment by hygienist?

I've had stubborn white stains for 5 months, they won't come off with stain removal toothpaste. will they come off with dental equipment by hygienist?

"Stains": If the white spots are stains on the surface of the teeth, your Hygienist can remove them and show you how to prevent their return. If they are Scars, areas of Decalcification (where calcium has been etched out of the enamel) restorations (fillings) may be necessary. ...Read more

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Which is better to help reduce appearance of spider veins - witch hazel or vinegar?

Which is better to help reduce appearance of spider veins - witch hazel or vinegar?

Neither: Despite the promise of such treatments, there is no topical substance that removes or reduces veins aside from camouflage techniques. All veins appear more noticeable when exposed to heat, exercise, or around menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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Stieva-a forte cream 0.1% using a pea size amount on freshly cleansed skin before bed. How often to use/what benefits? Clearer skin etc?

Stieva-a forte cream 0.1%  using a pea size amount on freshly cleansed skin before bed. How often to use/what benefits? Clearer skin etc?

Wait 1/2 hour.: Stieva-a is a brand of tretinoin, most commonly known as Retin-A in this country. It is officially indicated for acne, but is often used to decrease fine wrinkles and other signs of aging. You should wait 1/2 hour after washing your face to apply it, to avoid excessive drying and peeling. Benefits will often depend on your expectations. ...Read more