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What is safe and cheap way toWhiten teeth

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What is safe and cheap way to
Whiten teeth
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 11 months ago.
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Do you use tobacco products? If so, what, how often/much and for how long?

Do you have any dental or oral problems?

Do you have any medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

I used tobacco 13 years ago ( Marlboro ). I smoked two packs ago . I take no medications , very good health , no dental or oral problems .

Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 11 months ago.
George,

Of course, the best (but defiantly not the cheapest) way to get your teeth whiter is to have a dentist do it....

Baking soda, used as a toothpaste, will whiten your teeth. One problem with this is that your teeth can become sensitive to cold and hot foods if you are not careful. My father (A DDS with 50 years experience) recommends doing this only once or twice month.

Of all the OTC products out there, Crest 3D whitestrips seem to be the best value, best working and safest for your money. They are available in many stores but seem to be cheapest here:

http://www.amazon.com/Crest-1-Hour-Express-Whitening-Strips/dp/B0045XE3AG/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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