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Which are the tooth whitening chewing gums?

My teeth is slightly discolored. i saw in television that many chewing gums make the teeth white. Is this is good to use. Will they make my teeth white?
Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello there,

Thanks for writing your query.

Chewing gums are not related to teeth whitening.

If your teeth are discoloured,i would suggest you visit a dentist in your area and get the scaling done,if after scaling you have stains there are various options for teeth whitening according to your situation like bleaching/veneering/porcelain crown etc.....

If you need instant whitening you can opt for zoom bleaching,it gives instant teeth whitening but it is expensive(15-20 thousand).

Use mouth wash for 15 day,maintain good oral hygiene,brush twice daily and rinse your mouth after each meal,biannual dental visits and scaling (if needed).

Hope this will be helpful.

Take care.

Dr. Gunjan Gupta
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for writing in.
Since your teeth are discoloured,you have to initially get your teeth cleaned by a dentist.
Then depending on the severity of discolouration existing after teeth cleaning has done,you can go for bleaching/veneering /porcelain crown as per your dentist"s advice.
Chewing gum cannot give a permanent whitening at all.
Always maintain good oral hygiene.
Brush and floss your teeth daily.
Use soft-interdental toothbrush to clean your teeth.
Take care.
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
hello
chewing gums are not meant for teeth whitening
for getting what you want you can do following
1.visit your dentist and
a.get your scaling done
b.if you are still not satisfied you can go for dental bleach
c.you can also use home bleach with your dentists recomendation
d.if your teeth discolouration is by birth due to flouride intake or tetracycline...your dentist will advise you for crowing procedure
hope this helps
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
A breakthrough in teeth whitening industry is the creation of teeth whitening gums. Teeth whitening gums claims to amazingly whiten teeth by just chewing it. But unfortunately these teeth whitening gums doesn't work as what it claims to be. In order for a teeth whitening product to work, it should contain a teeth whitening active ingredient such as carbamide peroxide, and this ingredient is not listed in the teeth whitening gums' ingredients.
For better option on whitening your teeth it is better to choose natural teeth whitening products that can deliver professional results safely and effectively. They do not contain harsh ingredients that may cause irritation and damage to skin and gums.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Regards.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for writing to us.
Well, expensive ultra-white and minty gum (that contains more than 70% xylitol,) does.
Trident has their own special tooth whitening chewing gum. Most chewing gums with whitening agents are formulated with a cleansing agent and an additional abrasive to help remove surface stains. While they won't lighten the color of teeth, they can help to remove superficial surface stains from coffee and tea due to their mild abrasive action.
If you're looking for significant tooth whitening, a professional bleaching is still the best option.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Regards.
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Hi,
These chewing gums do not provide the whitening as shown in commercials. If you want to get your teeth whitened you should go for Bleaching (Zoom whitening procedure) or placement of ceramic veneers for a permanent solution.
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Anonymous's  Response

Instead of believing in  such products why don't you try the usual trusted methods... I am not very sure of the products but i can guarantee that you will have white and shiny teeth with twice  brushing every day... 

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Devang Sharma's  Response
even i have seen orbit chewing gum...commercial in that they show that gum will whiten the teeth
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gopal's  Response
oh thats great, my tooth is yellowish in color, i tired most of the solutions, even i do regular dental chekup also, still my tooth is yellowish. i will try with it, any trade name of the chewing gum.
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