Post # 1
After reading a recent review of the Rembrandt 2 hour whitening kit it made me realize this is something I’ve put off and my wedding is in um…12 days.
Have you used a teeth whitening kit? If so which one?
Did it work? How quickly?
What do you all recommend other than a trip to the dentist? I don’t need drastic results like you would get with the laser whitening at the dentist but I could use a little help.
I guess I’m going to be making a trip to the store tonight!
Post # 3
I’m also interested in trying out a whitening product. But I haven’t yet heard a rave review for anything. Would anyone like to offer a rave review?
Post # 4
In addition to whatever kit you choose, I would also brush with toothpaste dipped in baking soda and rinse with 3-5% strength hydrogen peroxide. All three will definately whiten your teeth in less than two weeks!!!
Post # 5
Not a kit, but a paste. I give high marks to Crest 3D White Vivid paste. Reasonably priced and highly effective. Noticed a difference in just a month of use and have had several shades of improvement with continued use.
Post # 6
@Cappugcino: i LOVE Crest 3D White toothpaste! It’s the only stuff I use, and I’ve been told that my teeth are whiter than the white of my eyes!
As far as white strips, all the crest ones work great–but I HAVE noticed that the Professional Effects Whitestrips do make the teeth extra sensitive. (They work very quickly, though!)
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Post # 8
Thanks for the suggestions! I can’t believe I put it off this long. I really just forgot about it until I saw the other post and I’m definitely having trouble actually realizing that my wedding is in less than 2 weeks lol.
Post # 9
I chose the Crest 3D White Professional strength kit. I also brushed with the baking soda and rinsed with hydrogen peroxide last night and this morning and WOW what a difference. I honestly could get married tomorrow and feel great about my teeth. Since the Crest says you’ll see professional results after 3 days I’m chalking it all up to the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. I cannot believe the instantaneous results that it had on my teeth. I should have taken pictures but I didn’t even think of it. I just wanted to let you bees know that if you’re looking for something instant, lefeymw had a great recommendation. It works wonders!!!
Post # 10
Crest 2 hr works! Personally, I have used a cheaper version (plus white) for about a year now and have been really happy with the results. It’s affordable at walmart, super easy and fast to use (i’ll just use it while I’m in the shower and brush my teeth afterwards) and…. it takes only a few days to see a major difference. I’d def. say to check it out!
Post # 11
I’m using the disgustingly expensive Crest 3d professional stuff and actually, I’m pretty happy… 5 days in and my teeth are getting close to glow in the dark 🙂
Post # 12
I used the lowest level of Crest 3D whitening strips to test its effectiveness months before the wedding. I also got Arm and Hammer whitening booster and Sensodyne Pronamel whitening toothpaste (my teeth tend to be very sensitive as is, much less when I whiten them, so if you’re the same way I’d HIGHLY recommend using a sensitivity toothpaste and rinsing with flouride every night for the duration of your whitening, if not starting a few days before.) My teeth are pretty stained from years of smoking and drinking coffee 🙁 But I did notice a big difference after just a few days! So I’m going to move to the big guns next 🙂
Post # 13
I bought (and will have to update after I use it) the Luster 1 Hour Whitening kit. It comes with a rinse, some stuff to put on your teeth, and then a UV light or whatever to brighten your teeth in 1 hour. I have to use it for 2 minutes and then repeat the process 10-20 times in a row. I’ll let you know how it works.
FYI Target has it on sale this week for $35.99 or something like that plus the company’s website has a $5 off coupon. The reviews are good so we’ll see.
Post # 14
Wow, so just using the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in addition to the toothpaste worked? Definitely going to try it!
I’ve also read up on the professional Crest strips and found quite a number of people saying that their teeth became sensitive thereafter. Hope this doesn’t happen to you!
Thanks for the thread. Been meaning to pose this question too 😉
Post # 15
@AngelJCV: My FI has used the Crest Whitestrips “Gentle” Version because he has sensitive teeth. It doesn’t whiten his teeth as fast as the Professional 3D strips do mine but they work pretty well. I personally love the Professional Whitestrips. They work wonderfully and I’m a smoker and coffee drinker.
Post # 16
@erinleigh1: Yes disgustingly expensive but with the wedding so close I don’t have 20 days to use them so it works out, FI and I are each going to use them for 10 days.
We both had an adverse reaction to them last night, extreme pain in one tooth for about 10 seconds, he only had it once, I had it 3 times in the 30 minutes but there were no lasting effects from it so far so I’m going to give it a go again tonight. We did brush our teeth right before which it says not to do (we didn’t read that until later) so we’re going to try it before we brush our teeth tonight and see if that makes a difference. I will have to see what the combination of all of these does to my teeth…if they get too white I won’t use them the full 10 days. Lol yes I do think teeth can be too white.
The package does say it will make your teeth more sensitive but it also says it doesn’t actually have an effect on your enamel so while the sensodyne can help I don’t think the fluoride will…although I’m sure it’s better to be safe than sorry.
FI is an ex smoker and a dark roast coffee drinker lol so it will be much more noticeable with his teeth than mine, I guess it’ll probably take longer too? I noticed a difference in his teeth last night but he says he could only see the difference in mine not his.
So just waiting to see how tonight goes : )