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    • #4454
      hurly
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      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 😀

    • #46167
      Poison
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      Many dentist say they are harmful in long term usage.

    • #46174
      hurly
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      Define long term…? 10 years? 10 months?

    • #46177
      larock01
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      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!

    • #46245
      hurly
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      I drink coffee a lot and my teeth isn’t so white anymore! 🙁

    • #46252
      Poison
      Participant

      10 years? I’ve heard from a dentist that it can be harmful in 1-1,5 years usage too.

    • #46521
      hurly
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      I want the truth! 😮

    • #46669
      Khaiy
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      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?

    • #46804
      Poison
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      I don’t know what some dentists mean about continues use. That’s just what I heard from them. 🙂

    • #47134
      pdavis68
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      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.

      Pete

    • #99414
      samwalker
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      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.

    • #100247
      sssallylane
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      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.

    • #108525
      tylerehrman59
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      I’ve been looking for this post which has a great purpose for spreading some information to viewers out there. This one really contributes a lot to me which I am thankful for it makes my works very easy and study also the comments of others that make sense.

    • #116415
      ShamitaT
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      Activated charcoal also works miracle in teeth whitening.

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