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Teeth whitening - White Strips and Ionic White

Postby hurly » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:52 pm

Has anybody used any of these products?
Someone just told me that using it makes your teeth rot faster. Is this true? Or is it safe to use them?

Also, has anybody tried Ionic White? Does it worked? I've only tried White Strips, they DO work :D
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Postby Poison » Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:44 pm

Many dentist say they are harmful in long term usage.
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Postby hurly » Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:24 pm

Define long term...? 10 years? 10 months?
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Postby larock01 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:41 pm

I have used white strips and other teeth whitening products. I have talked to a dentist about them, and they are harmful in the long term, such as 10 years. My dentists has told me that nothing is better than using regular tooth paste, and brushing your teeth 3 times per day. He also told me that those products are just out to make some extra money, they are mainly traps to consumers

In conclusion, just use your tooth past and brush your teeth thouroughly three times a day!
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Postby hurly » Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:59 am

I drink coffee a lot and my teeth isn't so white anymore! :(
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Postby Poison » Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:31 am

10 years? I've heard from a dentist that it can be harmful in 1-1,5 years usage too.
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Postby hurly » Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:01 pm

I want the truth! :o
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Postby Khaiy » Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:12 pm

And what exactly does your dentist mean about damage from continued use? You're only supposed to use white strips for a week (sometimes up to two) per year, does even that use lead to those damaging effects?
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Postby Poison » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:47 pm

I don't know what some dentists mean about continues use. That's just what I heard from them. :)
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Postby pdavis68 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:18 pm

I suspect (though I am not a dentist, so I'm just guessing), that the long-term use problem is that the whitening compound (probably an oxidizer like hydrogen peroxide) will also oxidize the enamel that protects your teeth.

A little bit here and there is fine, but you don't regrow enamel, so using them repeatedly will eventually oxidize all the enamel and leave you with nothing protecting your teeth.

But you'd really need to ask a dentist about how many uses it would take to oxidize all (or enough) enamel for it to become problematic.

Unlike most other structures of the body, enamel doesn't regenerate at all after its creation, so once it's gone, it's gone forever.

I personally wouldn't bother messing with white strips. The dentist can provide you with dental peroxide gel and customized molds of your teeth which will get the right amount of peroxide to the right areas of the teeth. It's very effective. I'm sure this stuff also oxidizes the enamel, but it's something that's probably best done under the supervision of a dentist to prevent unnecessary damage to the teeth.

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Re: Teeth whitening - White Strips and Ionic White

Postby samwalker » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:54 am

Many dentists have mastered teeth cleaning, as well as whitening and bleaching, so why should we use some things without dental assistance? I think we can only use strips for maintenance after a dental procedure, that's why we shouldn't always run to the stores and just take what we want and apply them to ourselves... there must be professional advice.
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Re: Teeth whitening - White Strips and Ionic White

Postby sssallylane » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:54 am

Thanks for this information. I think that teeth whitening products that can be bought and used at home can work, but people should really consult with their dentists first before trying them out just to make sure they work and will have no adverse effects in the long run.
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