Oral Health

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Posted by: Michelle | 2012/03/27

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How do I whitten my teeth

I am getting married in October and would love to have that all special white smile. But my teeth do have a slight yellow colour to them. I dont smoke, I have MAX 3 cuos of tea a day - the rest of the day I drink water.
Is the really a home remedy I can use to whitten them, or can ONLY a dentist do that??

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

All home remedies I have seen give very poor results (some are not even safe in my opinion).
Also DO NOT bleach your teeth unless you see a dentist first- not all patients are suitable for bleaching.

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Posted by: Edy | 2012/04/28

For the previous aeswnr, Medicare isn''t PRIVATE insurance here, it''s the public system. So yes, it''s very cheap (free)!All our health insurance companies are fairly good, and mostly give a fair price with good coverage our public system ensures we don''t have a similar problem to the US with insurance companies competing for cut-throat profit. Personally, I''m with MBF, and it works for me. However, if I were you I''d just shop around until you find the best deal.It''s not hard, because there are only a handful of funds. If you''re young and healthy, look around for a fund that offers extras cover for a reasonable price, as you''ll be unlikely to use the basic hospital cover much. If you''re a bit older, it''s worth reading the fine print so you don''t get a policy that excludes important things, like cardiac problems for example.Good luck!

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Posted by: A.Maringa | 2012/04/06

Brush teeth vigorously as often as possible with bleach without swallowing - forget about the doctor .

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Posted by: Bonnie Johnson | 2012/03/30

A) no COLD TURKEY, B) cut down as much as possible day by day for a month, then only one or two a day till you can say to yourself " what''s the point ?"  THEN QUIT!
Good luck!

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Posted by: Lionel | 2012/03/30

What is the easiest way to quit smoking

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Posted by: Norma | 2012/03/30

I would like to whitten my teeth, I have veneers in front. Please advise. Thank you

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Posted by: dental expert | 2012/03/27

All home remedies I have seen give very poor results (some are not even safe in my opinion).
Also DO NOT bleach your teeth unless you see a dentist first- not all patients are suitable for bleaching.

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