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.
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The enamel on those teeth is impervious to the peroxide. Usually the complaint is that it DOESN'T bleach the teeth.
Duh, for some reason I was thinking they were similar to antlers - not teeth.
Thanks for the wake up call.
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.