Can teeth whitening hide enamel loss?

Not much. Tooth whitening is most effective on the enamel. If you have worn off your enamel bleaching will be painful and less effective. If you can get past the sensitivity bleaching will make the underlying dentin less yellow and so it will help a little.
More specific. You need to be more specific...Do you mean if your enamel is thinned out due to attrition and they are becoming more and more translucent and thin, then, whitening your teeth may not be the answer you're looking for.
No. No, there may be a minimally invasive ways to do it, consult a dentist with minimally invasive dentistry expertise.
No, but can stop it. Top layer of tooth, enamel, is the only white part of teeth. Get deeper & the tooth naturally gets darker. What created the enamel loss? Always use a soft toothbrush and only brush twice daily. Use proenamel toothpaste & act Fluoride mouthwash twice daily to help strengthen enamel. Stay away from high-acidity that erodes enamel. Grind/clench? Get a mouthguard to stop it from getting worse.

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Do teeth whitening products such as crest strips damage tooth enamel?

Possible. Be sure to follow directions, use only as directed do not use more than directed do not use home remedy ideas along with strips. Read more...
No. The enamel is somewhat porous. Food and organic material get trapped in the outer layer and causes the yellowing. All whitening products work similarly. You should start with the least percentage of whitnening to start. The crest whitestipes are low percentage (5%) but cover the entire tooth surface well. If these don't work, trays can be created and more intense whtening products can be used. Read more...
They can ... . They can... A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing bleaching can produce permanent discoloration. 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! Read more...
Possibly. Over the counter tooth whitening products contain low levels of the active ingredient normally used in professional tooth whitening gels: carbamide peroxide. To make teeth appear whiter, many otc products contain acid that frosts the teeth giving them a whiter appearance just like frosted glass. Unfortunately acid treated teeth will in the long run pick up more stain due to a rough surface. Read more...

Are their any teeth whitening systems out there that don't strip off the enamel?

Yes! Teeth bleaching systems do not strip enamel from teeth! but they can leave teeth slightly sensitive while whitening is being done and possibly for two weeks after. Over-the-counter like crest whitestrips are safe. Happy new year! Read more...
Wrong assumption. Whiten does not "strip off the enamel" on your teeth. Whitening works by releasing oxygen that actually whitens your teeth. Too much of anything is not good for you and this is the same for whitening. Teeth can become sensitive to temperature and if you really get carried away you can cause some demineralization of the tooth structure. Read more...
Not at all. I am not familiar with any case that report actual stripping of the emanuel with whitening agents. If you are concerned you should use a product under a dentist supervision. Dr mokbel scdentalimplants.Com. Read more...
Caution. Should have dental supervision for effectively using a whitening agent. If a system strips enamel, it may actually cause the teeth to look yellower. Read more...
Not how they work. Tooth whitening products and symptoms do not strip the hard enamel off the surface of your teeth. They remove and/or bleach pigmented stains. Please see your dentist for discussion of the best tooth whitening approach for you. Making teeth whiter if they are unhealthy or of the supporting tissues are compromised is an exercise in futility. Read more...
Teeth whitening . You can use over the counter products, 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...

Will laser teeth whitening also whiten my crowns? I'm thinking about have my teeth whitened, but also have a few crowns. Will laser teeth whitening provide an even look, or does it react differently on surfaces that are not real tooth enamel? .

The . The color of the porcelain is chosen when the crown is made to match your current tooth color. The same holds true for white fillings (composite or porcelain fillings). Whitening procedures are designed to whiten your enamel. Discuss your esthetic objectives with your dentist when consulting for this procedure. Depending on where the crowns are located, they may not affect your new smile. Read more...
Any . Any type of whitenig can affect only enamel and will not be effective on the crowns. However if the crown is all the way in the back having a darker crown will not be visible to other people and you will still have an advantage of a brighter smile after whitening. If the crown is in the front you cannot do the whitening unless you are planning to replace the crown. Read more...
Porcelain . Porcelain and other filling materials do not respond to the whitening process although I have seen badly discolored front fillings brighten slightly due to stain neutralization. It is the usual approach to whiten the natural teeth and then match the crowns to the new baseline color. If the existing crowns are not in your visable smile zone then it won't matter. If your crowns are now lighter than your natural teeth then there is the remote possibility that you will have a more pleasing match after whitening, but with no guarantee and with the understanding that should the whitening be so effective that your natural teeth brighten significantly you may need to replace your crowns. I. Read more...
NO! The . No! the porcelain of your dental crowns is impervious to the tooth whitening agents we use to whiten teeth. So it is always better to lighten your teeth and then make the crowns match them. Tooth enamel is a living vial structure that can have its color changed by tea and time and reversed to some degree by whitening. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. Read more...
No. The active ingredient in teeth whitening products will not whiten porcelain what crowns are made of. You can have surface stains removed from porcelain, however the color is the color! Read more...
Uneven shades! Laser whitening and all other forms of teeth bleaching techniques are only going to work on natural teeth. You always have the option to bleach or whiten your natural teeth and than replace the crowns with new ones that match the improved shade. Good luck and remember how important that smile is to your overall appearance! Read more...
Thin veneers maybe? Others are correct, short of whitening surface stains on dental restorations, peroxide whiteners won't change the color of ceramic materials. However, the shade of very thin prepless veneers can be effected by underlying tooth color. Aggressive tooth whitening can sometimes penetrate the tooth from behind to lighten this surface which may express itself as a lightening of the veneer. Read more...

Is it possible that long term use of the zoom whitening system can weaken teeth? I'm looking into teeth whitening regimens, particularly zoom, and I'm wondering if over the long term there is anyway it can weaken teeth and damage or remove enamel? .

Whitening . Whitening has been around for many years. It appears that it probably does not cause any long term problems. There are a few studies that show on a rare occasion that internal resorption of the tooth can occur. Personally, I have not seen any problems with the exception of some sensitivity after about 500 cases. I usually make sure there is no dental decay (cavities) prior to whitening. In addition, it has also been shown that whitening your teeth can lead to a better periodontal (gum) condition. The active ingredient in most whitening systems is hydrogen perioxide. Hope this helps. Happy whitening! Read more...
In . In general whitening agents, regardless of the brand, do not weaken teeth or remove enamel. Occassionally if used as in "in office" procedure, if not performed properly they can cause tooth sensitivity or gum irritation, which generally is not a big problem. I have seen a couple of cases of external root resorbtion from high concentration in office whitening procedures but these are relatively rare. However, that is why in my office i generally advise take home whitening gels in custom made trays with dentist supervision. Read more...
There . There is no evidence that correct use of tooth whitening dose any hard to the teeth and that is true for zoom. I might add a note of caution. There is a degree of sensitivity associated with the tooth whitening process, and i think that when your body hurts you are being given a message to stop what ever it is causes the pain. Secondly i advise not over bleaching. People do get over ambitious with the degree of whitening they desire. It can look so fake when it is too white. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts. Read more...
Professional . Professional tooth whitening causes no harm to the teeth. If you were to use an over the counter whitening toothpaste, you could cause harm because those items are very abrasive. However, a professional whitening where a solution is applied to your teeth with a light shining on it will cause you no harm. Read more...
Not yet. There are no studies that show tooth damage from whitening other than sensitivity. We use hydrogen peroxide compounds to whiten your teeth. Hp is a very volitile compound that quickly breaks down to water and an oxygen free radical. It is this oxygen free radical does causes the whitening, just like oxyclean removes stains from clothes. Do not use oxyclean on your teeth. It's poisonous if ingested. Read more...

Is laser teeth whitening less damaging to your teeth than those store-bought strips? I've heard that those whitening strips they sell at drug stores are actually not that good for the enamel on your teeth. Is the laser whitening method better for teeth ov

The . The active ingredient in most whitening systems is the same. Typically, the concentration and means of applying it differ. Read more...
There . There is no greater risk with either. The only risk is that a store bought system may or may not work depending on the stain. Read more...
No. So called laser teeth whitening will not damage your teeth. Professional whitening uses a higher concentration of peroxide and your teeth may be sensitive for a day versus the over the counter products, but they will not damage your enamel. Read more...
No. Laser teeth whitening still uses the same active ingredient as the whitening strips it just makes it more active so it's faster. Read more...

Does teeth whitening solution remove tooth enamel? I want to know why my eye teeth look bad. Used trays and strips.

Absolutely not. Teeth whitening solution does not remove enamel or harm enamel. See your dentist! Read more...
Color. First, no, no enamel loss. The cuspids (eye teeth) are typically the darkest teeth in the mouth and sometimes respond less to whitening than the thinner, front teeth. We see this all the time. Talk to your dentist if it bothers you about options to make the cuspids whiter with bonding or a veneer. Read more...

Is erosion of enamal at root from the teeth whitening trays/strips possible?

Teeth Erosion. I have not seen any enamel distruction after using dental strips to clean teeth much more root erosion because it is deep inside the gum not reach by cleaning. Read more...
Not enough evidence. If you happen to be experiencing sensitivity at the gumline after using your trays/strips, it is possible that the gel is causing that. However, it is not likely that gel is causing any recession. You may also be noticing it more, since the dentin where the enamel stops will not whiten as enamel does and you will see the difference at the gumline more so with the enamel becoming lighter. Read more...
Yes. Depending on the material used to whiten, you can affect the enamel. If the whitening gel/strips are not ph balanced and are acidic, it will remove calcium from the enamel making it soft and easily brushed away. Dental offices typically should be offering a gel to use in the trays that is safe. Read more...

Used tooth whitening paste for 2 wks (stopped now). Front teeth have been sensitive for last few days. Could those couple of days cause loss of enamel?

Probably not. The primary ingredient is a stabilized form of Hydrogen Peroxide. There are ingredients used to keep it in a gel form and the less expensive ones can create short term sensitivity. You should consider a desensitizing tooth paste to use in conjunction with bleaching or better yet see your dentist for a safe and effective professional teeth whitening! Read more...
Follow with dentist. Teeth whitening removes the stains and debris, leaving the enamel cracks open and exposed. Some of the cracks are quickly re-mineralized by saliva, while others are filled up again with organic debris. See your dentist for evaluation and possible prescription of the Fluoride toothpaste to help with sensitivity. Read more...
Probably not. But the whitening agents in the paste may have irritated the teeth. Refrain from using the material until your teeth are no longer sensitive, and then only in moderation. If sensitivity continues consult your dentist. Read more...
Toothpaste. Whitening toothpastes are usually a bit more abrasive than other toothpastes. You did the right thing by discontinuing use when your teeth became sensitive as you may be sensitive to one or more of the ingredients. Ask your Dentist to advise you as to best dentifrice for you, and best whitening regimen. Read more...