Tips to safely whiten your teeth

As a hygienist I've been noticing more and more people wanting to do whitening or trying to do whitening on their own and not having any success. Thought I'd share some tips on how to effectively and safely get your teeth ready for some post-mask smiling - i hope 🀞this is sooner than later.

Start with a healthy oral foundation

Like your skin, you want your teeth to have a healthy foundation. Make sure your biofilm management game (aka cleaning) is top-notch. If you clean your teeth thoroughly at home, it helps keep you gums healthy (and nice looking) and your enamel strong. Start with the right brushing and flossing techniques with products that are great for your mouth.

You might start to see a whiter smile after a few weeks because the inside of our teeth is yellow and when enamel wears down, the inside starts to show.

Stay away from this ....

Whatever you do, DON'T USE WHITENING TOOTHPASTE. It's actually incredible abrasive because it's trying to scrub off stains. What it ends up doing is scrubbing down your enamel and actually weakens your enamel which leads to discoloration.

Find out how your teeth react to whitening

Everybody's teeth react differently to whitening products. Sometimes strips are all you need, for others you might need trays from your dentist. Here's what I recommend for how you can test how your teeth react:

  • Go buy whitening strips that use a peroxide-based formula. Peroxide-based strips are relatively gentle and won't harm your enamel or gums.
  • For the first week, use one strip on your top teeth and NOTHING on your bottom teeth.
  • After 7 days compare the difference between top and bottom. Is it noticeable? Can't see any change? If the strips are effective, they might be a great option for you! If not, time to chat with your dentist about something strong they can create that is safe but effective for your enamel.

Go forth and whiten!

Now you can take the appropriate next step to whiten your teeth! Whether you can go buy more white strips, or need to set up an appointment with your dentist.

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Did Jill whiten her teeth?? I’ve not seen her teeth this white and that’s not their natural color. That’s celebrity level of white teeth. Am I the only one who noticed this?
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Repost: Yet another example of her preying on ignorance. This is not how you whiten your teeth.
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Firing up the ICE BOX for the first time in a good while. Gonna whiten the mid soles on the new pickup then put them into rotation. See you in 2-3 hours!
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9/18 trays done, 9 to go! I got these babies cleaned today. I can’t wait to whiten when it’s all over.
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Should I whiten my teeth BEFORE treatment starts?

Hey there!

My aligners have been ordered and I should be starting my treatment within 3 weeks!

As I'm getting attachments, I won't be able to whiten my teeth during my treatment (which will be about 1.5 - 2 years long).

I'm a very self-conscious person - I'm very worried about the trays staining, or the Invisalign treatment making my teeth yellow for some reason. So, I thought I'd whiten my teeth before my treatment starts with a high-reputation home whitening kit.

Is this ok? Can anyone think of any downsides to this? If anyone else did the same before they started treatment, please let me know - I just really want my teeth to look as good as possible during my treatment!

Thanks, take care all.

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TIL Ancient Romans used human and animal urine as a mouthwash and to whiten their teeth. Urine contains ammonia (compound of nitrogen & hydrogen) which can act as a cleansing agent. Today ammonia is mainly used for cleaning glass, porcelain, stainless steel, & removing baked off grime from the oven. edmontonjournal.com/welln…
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How to whiten yellowed parts of keyboard? I heard of some methods with vinegar but I'm not sure if it is safe for that kind of plastic. reddit.com/gallery/mnvkte
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Looking for a vegan mouthwash that whitens and also helps with dry mouth.

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How to whiten?

I have these Grey sheets with white flowers and leaves. Over time, the flowers are lackluster and kinda Grey, yellow, off white. How do I whiten if I can't use bleach on the Grey? I thought about maybe vinegar? Or maybe baking soda?

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What are some of the best ways to whiten teeth?
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The burgeoning reach of animal culture (Whiten 2021, a fascinating review) telescopic-turnip.net/doc…
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HELLLOOOO! I have my refinement appointment tomorrow! Praying to the gods they take of some attatchments so I can whiten my teeth πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ Tray 29/30 weekly changes reddit.com/gallery/m5mm6l
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How to whiten plastic keyboard keys?

I recently acquired a 1981 casiotone 202 keyboard. It's in great shape, sound is still great. However, the keys have yellowed significantly. I plan on taking it apart, dusting out and cleaning the interior. While I'm at that, I'm going to try and whiten the keys again. Does anyone have good tips or know a guide to whiten plastic piano/keyboard keys?

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Fun fact of the day: You can use your own pee as mouthwash and it will actually whiten your teeth it's just a bit gross.
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To whiten teeth v.redd.it/y2shdte3yqj61
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Is it really bad to whiten teeth a bit or is it not worth the damage to my teeth?

I’m just wondering if it’s as bad as people say.

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If teeth are bones, could you theoretically brush, let’s say, your femur (if it were outside your body of course), and have it whiten?
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Dentists on Reddit, what things should we be doing to whiten our teeth that aren't a scam?
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Using 3% Hydrogen Peroxide to whiten teeth

Hi everyone, I'm getting so much conflicting information regarding this subject. Has anyone used the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide to whiten their teeth? If so, what were your results if any? I've not used it, and I want to have as much information before I consider it.

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My character in a Pathfinder game is keeping a skull for a trophy. Would lye and bleach be enough to clean/whiten it?

Would soaking a small (think deer skull-sized) skull that's been flensed pretty well in lye for a few days, and then bleach for a few more sufficiently clean and whiten it to be mounted? It's not like a full-on display piece, it's to be mounted on my character's armour.

Additionally, would there be any chemicals (medieval sort of times) that they could use to preserve it?

Many thanks!

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Flag of Vinland designed by metal band Type O Negative but has since been co-opted by various whiten supremacist groups
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[Skin Concerns] Best products to whiten my arms and hands skin (go back to its natural tone)?

I had already asked this, but it was very late and barely got like 2 responses.

I really want to have my arms and hands look the way they did when I was a kid/teenager.

My face tone is very light/white, and so is the rest of my body, except my arms and hands. They definitely look darker because of sun. I never cared before for sunscreen only on my face to prevent acne, but never cared much about my arms.

I’m exfoliating daily with a body wash with beads, with SA. Using Cerave SA lotion (Night)s) and also Palmers Cocoa Butter Body Lotion (Morning) , Vitamin C Serum (I usually combine it with Palmers lotion. And of course I use a lot of sunscreen before going our at least SFP 50.

I’ve seen these YouTube videos like applying plain yogurt with coffee for 15 minutes, but not sure it will work.

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pc whitens black window apps?

hey, every window app or folder thats looks black suddenly spikes white dots in and around the app itself, i thought it was my screen but it even shows when i sharescreen through discord.

what seems to be the problem?

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Any ways to whiten eyes?

Howdy

My eyes are bloodshot from contact wear and computer use.

I am not changing my computer use or contact wearing any time soon

Any way to whiten my eyes ?

I have experimented with Brimonidine. Including some that is a stronger concentration for glaucoma.

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