(Closed) Looking for teeth whitening strips…..

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ive been using the crest ones and ive had no problems…& my dentist says they are ok (:

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My dentist recommended Crest Whitestrips too. He said they’re just as good as professional whitening. I used the seven day pack. It cost about $50 and it worked great.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have used the Crest ones.  I think I like the 14 day ones.  Now that my teeth are pretty white I just use a few every so often to keep them white.

Sometimes I use the Walmart ones to save money – seem fine.

My dentist and hygenists have all not been bothered and said my teeth are very white.

I do wish the bottom strips were longer though, to cover more of the lower teeth.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

They’re safe. They just won’t work on veneers, capped teeth, dentures, or braces.

These are the strongest: http://www.amazon.com/Crest-Whitestrips-Supreme-Professional-Strength/dp/B000XS3FYM

The next are these ones: http://www.amazon.com/Crest-Professional-Effects-Whitening-Strips/dp/B00336EUTK/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_1

They don’t feel great if you have sensitive teeth though, so be warned about that. But they make a world of a difference.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

They make my teeth sensitive after i use them 2-3 times.

Has anyone heard of adding hydrogen peroxide to the toohpaste ? Apparently it’s reccomended by dentists too as the home remedy to teeth whitening, but i haven’t tried that.

“In typical hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening solutions, you’ll find a strength of 3% to 10% with varying degrees of effectiveness. One thing to consider is that you may experience sensitivity when using hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth, particularly in your gum area. However, the discomfort is usually minimal and can be equated to a burning sensation that typically does not last once the peroxide solution is removed or rinsed from the teeth.

To create your own at home teeth whitening solution, a popular method is to combine baking soda (which you can find at any grocery store), with hydrogen peroxide to form a thick paste like consistency. You can also add some mint flavored toothpaste which will make the solution more pleasant to brush with, as well as a little table salt for extra exfoliation. It is very important that this mixture is not ingested, but should be used in place of regular toothpaste once or twice a week. For added whitening benefits, you can also rinse your mouth after brushing with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution.

It’s important to note that hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening is considered to be safe and effective by the American Dental Association. However, be sure to read all safety labels and do not ingest or swallow your tooth whitening products. Also take note of any tooth or gum sensitivity that you may experience, and notify your dentist if this sensitivity persists for a prolonged period of time.”

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I gargle and brush with peroxide ( in addition to toothpaste) instead of buying whitening strips. All most whitening strips are is peroxide, so why spend $$$ when I can just buy a bottle of peroxide for around $1 and get the same results.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lulume:  My dentist and best friend’s mom who is a dental hygenist both recommended using hydrogen peroxide mixed with a little baking soda. It works sooooo well and is dirt cheap! Just be careful not to overdo it – only use once or twice a week and make sure to use a mouthwash with floride to prevent the breakdown of your enamel. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@amyfarrahfowler:  I might try this trick.

I used the Crest ones recently and saw a difference. I have sensitive teeth, so I would do them for two days (and use a restoring mouthwash after), take a day off, then do two more days, etc.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love crest white strips. your teeth will be sensitive while you’re using them but they’ll be fine after. I haven’t used them in about a year and someone asked me the other day if I got my teeth whitened they’re awesome! go ahead and invest in the stronger more expensive ones.. they’re worth the $$

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I have sensitive teeth and I love the Listerine white strips.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve been using the GLO System, I bought it from Sephora. I have EXTREMELY sensitive and cavity filled teeth and that system worked great for me. I really can’t afford to lose any more enamel. BUT the system costs a whopping $200, BUT Ssephora has a very lenient return policy you can try it out and decide it doesn’t work well for you and get a full refund despite it being used. 

My teeth look much better than usual and I decide to keep the system. BUT not everyone who reviewed it was happy with their results like I was. I have before and after pictures but I don’t have them with me now. 

 

http://www.sephora.com/glo-brilliant-personal-teeth-whitening-device-P281835?skuId=1283548

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

I’ve tried a whole bunch of different strips, trays and gels. I keep coming back to the Crest 3D Professional Effects. I like the 30 minute strips the best. I tried the two hour ones and wasn’t a fan, they made my teeth ache and I don’t have sensitive teeth. I can use four of the 30 minute strips in a row for the same effect without the pain.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Thanks for the tip Bees!!! I have been looking for some whitening strips.

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