Post # 32
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I actually asked my dentist about this last month.
I have sensitive teeth and gums to begin with. He suggested using the whitening strips because they do the same thing as the stuff he uses but over a longer period of time. He said that if my teeth were sensitive with the strips (which they were, I tried them years ago and gave up early on before I saw any difference) it would be 100 times worse with the stuff he uses in his office.
Although he did mention that my teeth are pretty white (we were matching colours for a crown). I find them yellow, but he disagrees. I don’t drink coffee, soda, or wine, ever, maybe that helps.
Post # 33
Crest 3D White Strips! half hour once per day for 2 weeks. And I use the coordinating toothpaste all the time
Post # 34
…. hmmm… I can’t use either the strips or the trays, although it was the trays which caused me so much agony last time. Might try this though!
Post # 35
I personally recommend an initial visit to the dental hygienist for a really good clean and then whitening pens and a gentle whitening toothpaste to compliment that. Once you’ve had that initial work done, keeping a bright white smile is much easier. Here a few natural solutions:
- A glass of water after eating to rinse away food debris.
- Strawberries contain a natural whitening properties.
- Chewing raisins increases saliva, a bit like chewing gum.
- Milk, yoghurt and cheese contain properties which promote strong tooth enamel. A lot of staining is down to enamel loss.
- And finally of course, brushing and flossing.
Chapel Hill, NY