Post # 1
What have you all done for teeth whitening?
I don’t have terribly stained teeth, but I do want them to get much more pearly white 🙂
Please let me know what has worked and not worked for you and if it was easy or more complicated.
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Post # 4
Don’t do Zoom. Yes it’s effective, but a) it’s expensive b) very painful c)once it wears off you need to repeat.
I would recommend that you get custom whitening trays made at your local dentist and then have treatments done as needed. It’s cheaper and does a great job. Just save your trays and you are good should you decide to retreat or maintain.
Post # 5
Also, if you have teeth sensitivity look into a flouride treatment before you whiten. It should help lessen that.
Post # 6
Crest White Strips… I used the most expensive ones, I think called professional effects from Walgreens. My teeth weren’t too bad before and certainly weren’t simon cowell veneer white afterwards but with the strips and a trip to the hygenist they were definitey more zing!
Post # 7
Zoom Whitening was one of the most painful things I’ve ever done in my life. It was terrible. I was in so much pain for days AND I got a flouride treatment beforehand, and there was no indiciation it was going to be so bad for me. The trays don’t bother me though, and I think I get pretty decent results from them. Just as good as the Zoom, really.
Post # 8
I’ve had Zoom whitening done professionally and it was a little painful. What I do is use trays from the dentist’s office and Zoom Nitewhite. I get compliments on my white teeth all the time.
Post # 9
I bleach ever couple of years and have used both the custom trays and the Crest white strips. Honestly the only difference I could tell between the trays and the strips is that the trays are easier to keep in place when you have to wear them. I have a super low threshold for pain so Zoom is out for me.
Post # 10
I use baking soda and peroxide (mixed together to make a paste). It works great! I also read somewhere to cut a strawberry in half and rub on your teeth.. I tried it once and it seemed to work (maybe just in my head) but I assume isn’t amazing for your teeth because of the acidity and sugar 🙂
Post # 11
@HisWifey: I don’t think that its just in your head. I’ve eaten strawberries and rubbed them on my teeth before and I thought that it made them whiter as well.
Post # 12
Crest 3D white has come out with a toothpaste called Glamorous! After I brushed with it once I saw a change. Brush 3 times a day with it. I also got Plus White 5 Minute whitening gel which works miracles. I prefer using it with a mouth tray. I’m a smoker and I’m big with coffee and wine, 3 worse things for teeth! These two things together are giving me my smile back. Good luck
Post # 15
these are the strongest ones, but you can only buy them online.
for reference, here’s a pic of Fiance and I (a crappy phone one, but it works!)- his teeth are actually super white in person, I swear. He has way better oral hygiene than me. Mine are just super bright from those strips! they’re amazing and totally worth every penny.
Also, I used to chain smoke and I drink black coffee every day.
Post # 16
I did Zoom a year ago and was so terrified because I heard about the pain. I have EXTREMELY sensitive teeth and I only had one small zinger. It wasn’t bad at all.
I don’t feel like the whitening lasted very long..I did do the trays after and, meh. I think it has to do more with how your teeth are though. My teeth are thin and I can’t ever get them noticeably white, even though they’re not yellow or bad looking.
Zoom does look good for a few weeks though!