The difference in bleaching products is primarily the concentration of the bleaching solution. Just like any product, an OTC product will be less potent than you get from a doctor.Originally posted by okiamhot
hey, i am just wondering what the differences b/w the bleaching that you can buy from the market, and the one that provided by dentists?
and why does veneer cost so much?
Since we're on the topic .... this stat is from the Smart Practice newsletter.Consumer Whitening
In 2003 consumers in the US spent $615 million on whitening toothpaste.
Bleaching kits and other whitening products increased
by 15 percent to $332 million according to AC Neilson.
Originally posted by PERFECT3435
i had a little piece of my tooth (#8) chipped yrs ago. yesterday, i was alone at work for 3 hrs and bored. so guess what i did?
yes, i did a composite filling on myself and honestly i did a pretty good job but still need some smoothing the tooth out. still not bad for never having really touched the drill part.
i know i shouldn't have done anything like that without permission but i was completely bored.
C'mon, people, this is obvious. He *clearly* rubber-dammed himself. Duh!Originally posted by tanwe461
but i still dun understand how did u manage to get moisture control when u placed composite on yourself? no air syringe or anything to dry etc......
How did you bevel the 45 degree angle on yourself? I'm having a tough time doing it on a mannequin let alone if I had to do it on myself.Originally posted by PERFECT3435
who said it was totally dry? cotton rolls along with the small sucktion helped. lol
it was the craziest thing i have ever done. sat in front of a mirror and did it.
i still don't think it was that hard. applying the bonding and etching agents was nothing. the hardest part was smoothing out the surface after i was done.
Originally posted by tanwe461
speaking of rubber dams....they are such a waste of time. heard that lots of people in private practice don't do it anyway..you don't get paid for it but i guess when doing some amalgam work, it's better for the patient...
Originally posted by PashaJ
How did you bevel the 45 degree angle on yourself? I'm having a tough time doing it on a mannequin let alone if I had to do it on myself.
Originally posted by griffin04
If you can invent a do-it-at-home veneer kit, then veneers will drastically drop in price.
Till then, they may seem expensive to you because you are paying someone with the skill and talent (the DENTIST) to properly do the veneer procedure on you. Think about it, they are taking off a thin layer of your tooth using an instrument (the "drill") that rotates at THOUSANDS of rotations per minute - that takes years of practice (dental school) to do properly without damaging your tooth, lips, tongue, face, and all other parts in the vicinity. Also incorporated into the cost of a veneer is the lab fee to have the veneer made.
Bleaching is harmless. It might make your teeth more sensitive while you're doing it, but that'll disappear after you stop treatments if it's even a problem in the first place.Originally posted by okiamhot
i didn't know that it is so complicated. i thought that it is just something that you stick to the teeth.
also is bleaching really safe at all?
Originally posted by bpl77
Are you really a dental student /dentist ?? How come you dont know what is 45 degree bevelling for composite fillings ...that is the first thing you should do before you start etching and that is done on enamel to increase the surface area of etching .
Do you work in a clinic ??
Originally posted by compugirl
perfect you are funny! i always wondered what it was like to do work on my own teeth. =)
Originally posted by aphistis
Bleaching is harmless.