Post # 1
Does anyone have any experience with teeth whitening at spas/salons VS at-home teeth whitening kits (like Crest)? I know here we can do the teeth whitening at a spa for $200 but the Crest/Aquafresh kits are only like $40. Which is more effectivE?
Post # 3
I have never heard of it at a salon. I would go to a dentist before I would trust a salon, personally. Good luck though!
Post # 4
I have the Crest 3D White! Find a coupon and get some! They are pretty awesome!!
Oh and friends have told me that those 1hr Whitening Treatments can hurt, those
“Zoom Whitnening or etc.” I would get recommendations from my Dentist before going to any place like that! Or do some research! But I say stick with the strips first!
Post # 5
from what i’ve heard, whitestrips can be just as effective as treatments at the dentist. even if you use whitestrips a few times, it’s still cheaper than the $400 my dentist charges. you can get white strips professional on amazon for $50 (usually only sold at dentist’s offices).
i’ve never heard of doing it at a salon and would be very wary of going there – you never know what kind of hygiene they have.
Post # 6
I’ve had it done professionally. I say Whitestrips work just as well. I’d suggest (if you use any of these) to cut back on tea, coffee and soda as well as smoking and make sure to do the entire kit.
Also some people can do whitening (professionally or a kit) but the actually enamel of their teeth is darker so they only see a certain amount of improvement.
Post # 7
@kitzy Thanks! I didn’t know you could get the professional strength ones on Amazon. I just ordered some!
Post # 8
I just talked to my dentist the other day about this after I saw people at the mall getting it done within an hour. He said that they will work on a temporary basis but once the teeth become hydrated (the light and bleaching stuff dries them out), the color will start to come back. He said that you have to continue to bleach them over the next few weeks, which is why the dentist trays and crest strips work better.
Post # 9
I brush once or twice a week with baking soda and I have never needed to get my teeth whitened. Baking soda is excellent at removing surface stains from your teeth without the damaging side affects that whiteners have. It’s nasty as all get out though…
Post # 10
I use to be obsessed with getting my teeth white–and the crest white strips got my teeth blinding white the first time I used them. My friends would joke and say they would glow in the dark (like Ross on that episode of Friends).
After 7 years, they are still white but ever since that first time using them, they never got as white as they were back then when I would use them again (after about three months that blinding white smile just became white)
I got trays from my dentist three years ago, and those were awful. But then dentist told me that the white strips only really work if your teeth are super straight.
I thought about going to a spa to get the “express whitening” but I don’t want to ruin my teeth, especially before my wedding.
Post # 11
i have had good results from crest white strips.
i also went to a local college to have my teeth cleaned (they have a great dental program & do super cheap cleanings/x-rays & i didn’t have dental ins @ the time), and they made trays of your teeth for whitening, all i had to pay for were the materials, which was like $40. it’s what they do at the dentist for $300. anyway, those also worked well, but i didn’t think they were worth the hundreds some ppl spend on them. they laughed at me because they didn’t have a tooth white enough to compare my ‘pre whitened’ teeth to (they write your starting color & ending color to mark progress). i did learn that you should aim to have them match the white of your eyes, you should never go whiter than that or it will look off.