Thursday, April 16, 2009

Can bleaching your teeth weaken them?

i feel like my bite is not as strong as it ussed to be.

Can bleaching your teeth weaken them?
actually it weeken the teeth as they are chemical (actually the bleaching material the dentist use is the same bleaching material used for cleaning bathrooms (sodium hypochlorite) except that it%26#039;s concentration is just 10% , it%26#039;s safe only if it%26#039;s used with precaution by the dentist only. it does not affect the bite but it can cause sensetivity of teeth specially with the long use of the home bleaching systems.
Reply:i would think so
Reply:do not over use them.
Reply:yes it can weaken your teeth, but your jaw controls your bite and i dont know if it can weaken your jaw
Reply:i think it does. Consult your doctor ASAP.
Reply:I think over time the bleach does erode the enamel which could cause weaker teeth and they%26#039;ll be more prone to cavities and stuff.
Reply:well i do know it can make them extremely sensitive
Reply:Yes, they can. My dentist told me that I can no longer do any bleaches or any kind of toothpaste that had a whitening agent in it. He said that it was weakening the calcium in my teeth and making them soft. Please be Advised of this, please be careful and do not use the bleaches to often. Ask your dentist, about all of this, if he is honest with you like my dentist is, he should tell you that it does do this.
Reply:I think it%26#039;s the gums that are affected my some bleaching peparations more so than the enamel.

However, the manifestations of a weakened bite would be the same if your teeth become loose to some degree.

I have used peroxide as a bleaching agent for the past 20 some odd years without issue.
Reply:Yes it can. Over the counter whitening solutions and such can weaken teeth not always severely, but they can. The safest way to whiten your teeth is to talk to your dentits. Ask him what he recomends and ask what he thinks of different things you can just get at the store. Good luck!!!
Reply:Yeh it can. Some abrasive toothpastes and whitening kits wear down the natural tooth enamel.

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Is bleaching your teeth safe?

Yes, if you don%26#039;t get the bleach on your gums for an extended period of time. It%26#039;s peroxide and it will irritate delicate gum tissue. Godloveya.

Is bleaching your teeth safe?
Really sorry but it%26#039;s one of those questions a dentist can%26#039;t answer on here- it all depends on the patient. It%26#039;s safe for some people and not for others depending on the condition of their teeth and gums.
Reply:Bleach is unsafe.I would not have my teeth done,
Reply:yes for indicated tooth or teeth


Bleaching of teeth,is it harm full???

experiences anyone??

Bleaching of teeth,is it harm full???
I would definitely think so yes lol thank you
Reply:yes bleaching is harmful especially if done often
Reply:yes - if done a lot. it ruins the gums
Reply:LOL i bet your mouth won%26#039;t taste very nice !

Yeah i think it can be harm full as bleach is a strong nasty substance!
Reply:yes any type of bleaching is harmful just brush your teeth drink less coffee tea red wine sorted
Reply:If you do it too often it causes sensitive teeth.

I did mine myself at home and stuck to the instructions and had no problems at all.

It was tempting to do it more often than instructed, obviously for quicker results but resisted, and it worked!
Reply:Bleach kills 99% of everything including the top layer of your gum.
Reply:It isn%26#039;t really bleach folks, so don%26#039;t anyone try it at home. Repeated applications can hurt your teeth. Why don%26#039;t you talk to your dentist about it?
Reply:I considered this earlier this year. I raised it with my dentist, and she said that it can cause sensitivity in teeth. She strongly recommended against home treatments too. I asked about whitening toothpaste, and she also recommended that any paste that has a %26#039;scratchy%26#039; texture on the teeth will wear away the enamel.

Basically, from my experience, I would recommend that you seek professional assistance, and don%26#039;t do it at home yourself, as you may end up with problems. At least professional bleaching, you have some protection, and they have guidelines to follow...

Hope this is helpful
Reply:follow your dentists instructions, it will be fine! Alternate top and lower sets of teeth.

Greater sensitivity is the only concern when you do the routine treatment.

You can see the results in a week, after that do it occasionally when you think you need to do it.

There will be no long-term effects when done properly

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Is artificial bleaching of teeth bad for the teeth or your health in some way?

Whitening of the teeth can tend to cause some temporary sensitivity, but otherwise if you use a reputable product and follow the directions you should be fine. Using them repeatedly very often isn%26#039;t necessary and should be avoided. The whitening agent used in most products has been used in dentistry for a long time and has a long record of safety and reliability...Hope that helps!

Here is a post that I wrote for someone else that might be of interest....

I can say that most of my patient%26#039;s have had some measure of success with the Crest Whitestrips (which cost about $20.00), some more than others. Our office uses the Supreme which are 4 times stronger than what you can get in the store (and cost $60.00), but the others will work as well but take more time and possibly more than one kit.The results are usually pretty quick, noticeable in the first few days, best in a week or longer.If you can, do yourself the favor of using them right after you get your teeth cleaned as any staining and buildup (tartar, plaque, or orthodontic cement) will impede their ability to work. They will not whiten any white fillings you may have, but whiten uniformly. Also, don%26#039;t use fluoride toothpaste before putting the strips on (same reason). You should not drink or eat anything dark for at least 1/2 hour after using the strips.

The strips/trays are your least costly whitening method as compared to custom made trays or in office whitening ($500.00+) All of the methods (strips, trays, custom trays, in office whitening) have the potential to make your teeth temporarily sensitive, but will not harm the enamel. If you get sensitive use the product every other day in conjunction with a sensitive tooth toothpaste. You might try to drink dark liquids through a straw and don%26#039;t smoke. Most whitening toothpastes just remove stain on the surfaces of your teeth and therefore are not so effective. Whatever method you use it will not whiten your teeth for life, as you age your teeth will get darker and may need to be whitened again.

Good luck!

JAMRDH - a dental hygienist

Is artificial bleaching of teeth bad for the teeth or your health in some way?
according to what i have read, tooth bleaching if frequently done, can lead to thinning of the enamel
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Reply:I use straight peroxide. swish for as long as you can stand it, then rinse.
Reply:Most bleaching products now ( especially ones from the dentist) contain such a low dose of bleach they do not cause any harm to your body. I would recommend however a proper kit designed especially for your mouth from a dentist. The over the counter types are standard trays and can cause damage to the gums etc.

If the bleaching is done correctly you should not have to repeat it too often. Can cause some short term sensitivity


While bleaching my teeth at home, can I wear my trays to bed.?

The trays and bleach are from my dentist, and not from over the counter...

While bleaching my teeth at home, can I wear my trays to bed.?
hi friend!

it depends on whether they are night wear trays. It also depends on the amount of TIME you are supposed to wear them. If you are supposed to wear them in the day for an hour and you sleep with them you will have lots of sensitivity and could do a lot of damage to you gums....however if they are night wear trays and you are supposed to wear them for 8 hours at night..... just be sure not to over wear them. A fluoride rinse also whilst bleaching can reduce sensitivity. Avoid coffee and tea and red wine my dear.

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Reply:Ask your dentist.
Reply:I wouldn%26#039;t recommend it. You aren%26#039;t supposed to swallow the stuff, it%26#039;s peroxide. If you get it on your fingers, you%26#039;ll see them turn white like if you got bleach on them. You%26#039;re also supposed to rinse your mouth out afterwards so just stay up for the ten minutes or whatever it is and then gargle some h2o and then go to bed. Good night!

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How do i get brighter teeth without professional bleaching?

What other than baking soda helps to get teeth a little whiter?

How do i get brighter teeth without professional bleaching?
rinse with peroxide
Reply:baking soda and peroxide is all i know. but they work,
Reply:Listerine sells a whitening mouth wash. Also try to avoid coffee - it stains the teeth
Reply:crest whitestrips work very well.
Reply:In my unprofessional opinion, I think that if you get the whitening toothpaste and brush your teeth frequently, it helps. But baking soda is really the only way I know of.
Reply:use teeth whitener toothpaste or crest white stripes or tooth whiteing gel products
Reply:No cigarettes and no tea. Tea contains tannic acid which causes really dark stains on teeth.
Reply:try the whitening toothpaste or the whitening gum. just whatever u do dont chew gum to replace brushin ur teeth. there is orbit trident and an oder one i cant think of....i think. it might help but whinenin toothpaste will definantely help
Reply:*Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening *

1. Take a teaspoon of lemon juice and a tsp of salt. Make a paste. Apply this on the yellowish tint.

2. Use the inner white part of an orange peel to rub teeth for a lovely white shine.

3. Take half teaspoon of bi-carbonate of soda mixed with a little water to form a paste. Rub this on your teeth.

4. Dried %26amp; powdered Bay leaves combined with dried orange peel is an excellent whitener.

In these ways you can whiten your teeth in your own home.
Reply:I am still trying to find that out! A product by Plus+White called 5 Minute Power Gel Bleaching is pretty good, %26#039;tho. Comes in a tube. Put it on your teeth using a cotton swab; leave on for 3-5 min. Then rinse. Use 2x a day. After 2 wks., just use once or twice a week or a few times a mo.

It%26#039;s not as good as professional bleaching: I don%26#039;t think anything is, but it%26#039;s not bad.
Reply:Peroxide! women have used it on their hair for many years to lighted it and i%26#039;ve used it on my teeth for a long time.

It tastes horrible and be careful to not use too much, you%26#039;ll see a difference shortly.

Stay away from colas and dark colored beverages.
Reply:Clean them with baking soda .
Reply:Crest whitestrips or other white strips work very well. Also, I just bought an electric toothbrush and was amazed at the difference of appearance! They are whiter, feel cleaner, and have a pearly luminescence.
Reply:crest overnight white strips
Reply:You can buy a product called White Light, it uses light technology to whiten your teeth. Beauty pageant contestants use it. Miss USA 2004 used to use it. I bought mine at I think a Walgreens drug store, but some Wal-marts also carry it. It has this tiny light that you put up to your teeth after you put the solution on.
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How can i make my teeth whiter without bleaching?

Whitening teeth toothpaste dun seem 2 work :(

How can i make my teeth whiter without bleaching?
well if whitening tooth pastes are not working try out whitening strips or gels and maintain good hygiene by proper brushing and flossing and avoid foodstuffs containing artificial colours,reduce coffee intake and avoid smoking.
Reply:Wash them with bicarbonate, or ordinary salt.
Reply:Well my mom tells me to brush my teeth with salt to make it whiter. But I never did I just brush it with toothpaste. Try it out.

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