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Wright Stain Preparation
Weaker enamel due to ehlers danlos, will brushing 2x Per day with prescription fluoride paste and mouthwash x2 per day & 1x flossing prevent cavities?
Generally works: these are pretty standard treatments/prevention. Not sure what else could be done. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Campbell's Beef consommé acceptable as part of the liquid diet for colonoscopy prep? (It contains tomato paste in the ingredients.)
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 moreSee 13 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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