Boar bleaching question

Submitted by Trevor on 5/14/05 at 8:36 AM. ( trepid@palacenet.net ) 206.176.199.70

I've got a beetle cleaned boar I need to whiten. I have been soaking skulls in peroxide, but I'm thinking the peroxide will whiten the tusks too.

Does anybody have any tips for peroxide proofing the tusks, or would using a mag carb/peroxide paste be easier.

I checked the archives - couldn't find the answer there.

Thanks

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You don't need to "peroxide proof" teeth

This response submitted by George on 5/14/05 at 8:41 AM. ( georoof@aol.com ) 152.163.100.132

The enamel on those teeth is impervious to the peroxide. Usually the complaint is that it DOESN'T bleach the teeth.


Great

This response submitted by Trevor on 5/14/05 at 9:30 AM. ( trepid@palacenet.net ) 206.176.199.83

Duh, for some reason I was thinking they were similar to antlers - not teeth.

Thanks for the wake up call.


If you want more "natural" teeth

This response submitted by Scott on 5/16/05 at 2:14 PM. ( ) 63.193.177.254

just take them out before bleaching. Glue them back in afterward. Usually, the only teeth a client cares about looking natural are the tusks and cutters and these have to come out and be cleaned of the pulp anyway, so you could just leave them out until after whitening.


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