(Closed) glowing smile???

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I havent done it for my day yet- but I have in the past- and used to get complements all the time.  I have tried the Crest white strips (the less number of days the better as your teeth can get sensative to them) and Rembrant (the gel is interesting, it works but is just a bit messier than the white strips).  I’ll be using White Strips for mine (prolly a week before- because I know my teeth are sensative). 

Post # 4
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602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Good to know. I was curious about this too. I was planning on giving it a trial run for my shower in two weeks, so I’ll look for white strips that take fewer days.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Crest makes “Vivid White Night” toothpaste that is pretty awesome. It doesn’t hurt your teeth like the whitening strips can, but it still whitens your teeth..just at a slower pace. I switch from my regular toothpaste to this about 3-4 weeks before an event. I started using is last week to prepare for my wedding and I can already see a difference. It’s about $5 at Walmart.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I did, and used the Crest Whitening strips. I couldn’t do them more than once/day or once every other day b/c of how sensitive my teeth are, but they did look nice the day of the wedding!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

you should know that at-home whitening kits EAT YOUR TEETH!  They usually eat the enamel and can make your teeth MUCH yellower. If you go to a dentist, most will make you a tray specially fitted to protect your gums and a dental-grade whitener (non-damage causing!) for around $100. It is completely worth it and will last.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I use the crest white strips you can buy through your dentist and they’ve worked awesome. I only do them once a day and I haven’t noticed any sensitivity.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Crest White Strips work pretty well but you have to have fairly straight teeth otherwise it will not beach evenly in areas that are crowded/overlapped. Also be aware of any dental work you have on your front teeth because crowns, veneers, and composite restorations will not bleach! Some dentists will carry a professional strength Crest Whitestrip that is 4 times stronger than the over the counter kind (this is the only kind I have used) You can also get a tray that is custom fitted to your teeth and bleaching gel from your dentist that will also give you great results and you will have the tray for touch ups in the future. Bleaching will make your teeth sensitive but I always recommend  to my patients using Sensodyne toothpaste for a week prior to bleaching, throughout the bleaching process and for a week or two afterward until the sensitivity subsides. Bleaching will not harm the enamel of your teeth! Your teeth have pores (just like skin) and the beaching product is absorbed through the pours (thus causing temp. cold sensitivity) and whitens the enamel. Any whiting toothpaste can help with surface stains but it isn’t strong to penetrate and give you good results. Hope this helps and happy beaching 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

OK, did anyone else picture Ross from Friends and his blacklight teeth when they read the title of this post??

I’m not too thrilled with the color of my teeth, but I’m a little wary of having an artificially white smile, so I probably will stay away from any whitening kits. I tried Crest Whitestrips once but I was just too lazy to remember to do them twice a day! I probably still have 10-15 strips in a box somewhere.

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dentist recommends Crest Whitestrips and says not to waste your money on more expensive ones.  I’ve used the original whitestrips for years and have always had great results.  I did buy the sensitive teeth ones recently and got ZERO results, so don’t waste your money on those.  The Sunday paper has a $10 off coupon every once in awhile – watch for that.

Post # 12
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555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Mrs.Oat: I love that episode!! But in reality it could never happen, and you won’t over bleach your teeth because it is a gradual thing, you won’t go from yellow to white over night! When you feel you have reach your desired shade just stop bleaching 🙂

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