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  • Megan P
  • 3 years ago

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I am currently using the do-at-home whitening from my dentist. I am supposed to do it for 20 minutes a day for 14 days. Couldn't I just do it for 20 minutes each hour for 14 hours and get it done in one day?
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That is a great question Wayne66634. I would think that the risk would be that it could result in more sensitivity to your teeth, and possibly not be good for your gum tissue. To check I've submitted it as a question in our Q&A section. That way the dentists who volunteer on RealSelf can share their thoughts about it with us. You can click on the link below to check for answers. It usually takes 24-48 hours for them to start posting. It might be a little longer this time since we are heading into the weekend:

Can I Use my Teeth Whitening Product More Often Than Instructed to Get the Results Quicker?

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This is the first study I have read about that shows some potentially negative side effects to bleaching.

Study: Bleaching changes teeth at molecular level

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Websites recommend lot s of ways to whiten our teeth but the best way and safer way is to go to the dentist. Before i have lots of problem with my teeth but Dr. Scalercio solve all those problems. http://www.dentalcentersofsouthflorida.com
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Are the lights used for in-office teeth bleaching only causing increased sensitivity? According to this article that could be the case:

Light activation ups tooth sensitivity during bleaching

 

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Most home kits use peroxide in their products, ie bleach, to whiten teeth. This can cause sensitivity of the teeth. You should look for products that have safer ingredients instead.
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When it comes to teeth whitening, there isn't much I haven't experimented with, so here is an easy read blog that summarizes my thoughts:

5 Ways to Get Whiter Teeth (from a Girl Who's Tried Everything)

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The Wall Street Journal published an article about the ongoing legal debate surrounding whether businesses other than dental offices should be able to offer tooth whitening services. Click here to read the article.

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Right diet can whiten smiles

This article has some great tips for a teeth-healthy diet, even if you're already avoiding coffee and tea. They don't mention corn on the cob but that's my personal "toothbrush food". :)

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I never knew soy sauce was on the top list of staining foods!! Well, guess I'll just have to eat enough strawberries to make up for it. ;)

 

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The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products modify certain claims for its Reach Total Care + Whitening toothbrush to clarify that the brush whitens teeth through the abrasive action rather than through bleaching.

Click here to read the full article on DrBicuspid.com.

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