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Posts for Category: Teeth Whitening

Did Crest Whitestrips Cause Me to Need a Root Canal Treatment?

I had a front incisor damaged in an accident years ago which pushed it back from my other teeth. I spoke to my dentist about wanting to whiten my teeth and he suggested Crest Whitestrips. I used it for 7 days without a problem but then started having pain at the site of the tooth […]

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My Teeth are Staining from Medicine

About two years ago, my dentist put me on tetracycline medication. At my last check up, my dentist said I have stains on the back of my teeth that look like brown lines. I think tetracycline does this. Will whitening my teeth help with that? Amanda Dear Amanda, The above image shows what tetracycline stains […]

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Can You Bleach Your Teeth with Clorox?

I was thinking about getting my teeth whitened, but I don’t have a ton of money. I was thinking that maybe I could just rinse my teeth with Clorox. Maybe that is stupid, but it works on clothes so I thought maybe it would be effective on my teeth. Mae Dear Mae, I can see […]

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Why Can’t I Whiten My Teeth with Peroxide?

If the type of whitening gel that dentists use is peroxide, why can’t I just rinse with peroxide at home in order to whiten my teeth for a LOT less money? Pat Dear Pat, This is a great question. We all want to save money and do what we can ourselves instead of depending on […]

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Brown Spots on Teeth

I have brown spots on my teeth that have been there since childhood. I have been told that it is because of a fever I had as a child. I’m in my 20s now and would really like a beautiful smile. My dentist and I have tried every tooth whitening product known to man to […]

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Crowns or Veneers for Tetracycline Teeth?

I have tetracycline-stained teeth. I’ve seen two cosmetic dentists about having some work done to improve my smile. One is suggesting porcelain veneers. The other porcelain crowns. The dentist suggesting porcelain veneers is more expensive than the one suggesting crowns. Is there a benefit to one over the other? Lizzie * Note * We reached […]

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Pain with Teeth Whitening

I have been using an at-home teeth whitening kit for several weeks. It was going fine until a few days ago. Now, there is one tooth where I am having this zinger of pain. It happens for a few seconds and then goes away. I’ve noticed it is on the tooth where I had a […]

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Luster Premium At-Home Teeth Whitening

I’ve seen some great reviews for a product called Luster Premium Whitening that you can do at home without a dentist. I am glad the reviews are good, which shows people’s teeth are getting whiter, but wanted to make certain it is safe before I actually use it. Can you tell me what you think […]

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Review of Premium Home Whitening Kit

I keep getting these advertisements for a Premium Home Whitening Kit. It is a bit less expensive than my dentist charges, but I am not sure if it is safe or even if it works. Have you seen this kit before? What are your thoughts on it? Letty Dear Letty,   So looking at this […]

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Zoom Whitening for Uneven Tooth Color

My daughter recently had her braces removed. However, they have left her with some white spots on her teeth. Our dentist tried teeth whitening with those little trays, but that only seemed to make the white spots more apparent. Now she is suggesting Zoom Whitening. It’s even more expensive and we’re running out of money. […]

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