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Tooth whitening techniques to use?

Posted In: Mouth conditions 7 Replies
  • Posted By: axelrose
  • September 7, 2009
  • 05:48 PM

I've been told to get regular bleach and a soft rag and to rub virgoursly back and forth and up and down on your front teeth. I was told whiteness comes back after less than 10 treatments and it's long lasting until those store bought jobs:) costing $99 and up.

I was also told vinegar would help whiten your teeth..


ANyone have any good white teethening tips for me?


p.s. I'm wanting FAST whitening, I am not patient enough for those Store Jobs:) costing $199.99 and up

thanks

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  • you can damage your teeth using home kits for whitening too. Teeth become oversensitive ...and everything you eat has a terrible effect as the changing temperatures drive you mad. I always do it with a dentalpoland clinic as I am afraid of doing something to damage something I will need till the end of my life...The clinic in Poland cleans teeth for 135 plus two fillings, so it is quite cheap...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 30, 2009
    • 09:50 AM
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  • There many tooth whitening products claim to be safe there can be consequences for using them. First of all ask around and get testimonials from others who are using either tooth whitening products at home or have had professional tooth whitening done at their dentist's office.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 30, 2009
    • 11:40 AM
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  • Yes I agree and all the people who advertise those products usually have their teeth whitened in their clinics. Like me...I am very serious about it.My dentist at dental poland told me the same: some cheap kits may damage your teeth ...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 1, 2009
    • 08:11 PM
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  • I was reading up on this a week ago. Bleach?? NO. "Bleach" and the "bleach" you use in your hair are 2 completely different things. I think you might mean hydrogen peroxide. Bleach is WAY too strong to use in your mouth. Generally, store bought H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) will be around 3%. (Higher concentrations can weaken the enamel) This is safe to use on your teeth, and it's whats in those teeth whitener gels and things. (that or carbamide peroxide)The store bought teeth whitening kits are usually the same strength of H2O2 so I don't think there is that much of a difference between which one you use. I've heard good things about white strips though due to convenience. The only bad thing is that they do not reach all the way to the back teeth, so there will be a contrast if you have a wide smile. If you actually get it done at the dentist, they just use a stronger concentration of H2O2 (like 30%) and a high intensity light. Also, they put a protective barrier on your gums.Unless you go to the dentist and get it done in one shot, you'll have to work at it gradually.
    Antiloop 2 Replies
    • October 2, 2009
    • 05:48 AM
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  • So how do you use it all? What do dentists say about it? I am always afraid I will hurt my gums. This is why I paid almost 140 pounds for whitening.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 2, 2009
    • 08:45 PM
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  • Agree with above comments - if you have very sensitive gums or teeth then be more cautious when choosing and using a whitening products or treatments. This is because tissues in the mouth can become irritated by the whitening and abrasive ingredients, and this can be extremely painful.
    Lisa119 4 Replies
    • October 5, 2009
    • 06:15 PM
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  • So how do you whiten your teeth? Have you tried home kits?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 6, 2009
    • 07:26 PM
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