(Closed) Teeth Whitening

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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3696 posts
Sugar bee

Crest 3D Advanced Professional. I’ve even tried the 7 day version and nothing beats these babies. I do between 2 and 4 strips a day to speed it up. I’m a smoker and a coffee drinker and my teeth are still white after using these.

 

Post # 18
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Day_In_The_Life:  I used the Xoom teeth whitening system and the overnight whitening trays.  Luckily my dentist had a brides special going on so it cost has much as I expected.  I really did like the results, but it was a bit painful due to the zinging sensations every now and then.  It only lasted 2 – 3 dys and I had watch what I ate and drank, nothing that could stain a white shirt.  If you’re teeth aren’t as stained and you don’t want to spend that kind of cash on dental whitening, maybe doing the 2hr whitening strips would work out best for you.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I used the Rembrandt 2 hour whitening trays.  They definitely worked!  I’m going to do one more round before the wedding.  I’m really happy with the results, and I only paid $9.99 on Amazon!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

You ladies saying “NO” to Zoom are scaring me.    I won a Pinterest Wedding contest, and part of the package is a Zoom Whitening treatment.   Haven’t done it yet (apparently it takes months to get an appointment worked out).

Aside from the ‘zingers’ and making sure to not eat what would stain a white T-shirt, how effective was it?   I’m hoping to get an appointment about a month before the wedding day (for a couple reasons: to get over the pain, and to not stress about it right before the wedding) — is that good enough?

Post # 21
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MrstobeM:  I’m not saying No to Xoom, just giving a heads up.  You do feel the zinging during and after the procedure, but it goes away in about 3 days.  I found taking Aleve or Advil helped and the dentist should give you some pain relieving gel as well.  It doesn’t make your teeth super duper white, it would look fake if it did that.  It does whitening your teeth a 2 – 3 shades from the current color.  When I FaceTime with my SIL she did comment on how white my teeth looked and that was before I did the overnight trays which help as well.  I would do it maybe month and 1/2 before your wedding, this way you can see the effects and add any of the whitening strips sold OTC.  To be honest, I would do the Xoom treatment again.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I use baking soda and peroxide (make a paste) once a week. It works soooo well, is very cheap and doesn’t damage your teeth if you don’t do it often. 

Anytime you are whitening you teeth, you should make sure to use a toothpaste or mouthwash that contains floride to strengthen the enamel and reduce sensitivity. 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrstobeM:  When I did Zoom, my teeth were 4 shades brighter immediately, then 2 more shades in the next week or so. A month before the wedding is good! I was being dramatic about my experience, you’re teeth will still be white by then and plus the sensitivity will definitely be gone. Plus, with my dentist (I’m not sure if they all do this), they made trays and you’re supposed to do them every 3 months at home I think. I didn’t keep up with it…oops. Don’t worry about it.

Post # 24
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798 posts
Busy bee

I did the Crest 3D Advanced Professional as well and they worked!

Post # 25
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have trays that were made at my dentist. You can actually make your own trays at home using a kit to make a mouth guard, though. Just google it!

I’ve bought the whitening gel from the dentist, bought the same brand for a fraction on amazon, and bought the $1 whitening gel from the Dollar Tree. All worked (and still work) great for me, though I don’t love the sensitivity they cause. I just recently started using hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash, and brushing with Crest 3D white toothpaste, and it made a huge, huge difference within a day or two. I was seriously impressed. And no sensitivity. For reference, I drink coffee & red wine daily, so I definitely have a lot to contend with.

Post # 26
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798 posts
Busy bee

@les105:  I heard about the peroxide as a mouthwash thing… good to know it works, I may have to try it!

Post # 27
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265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We both got a whitening treatment done locally before our engagement photo’s and then maintained it by using Crest 3D toothpaste and whitening mouthwash. I think it worked great and we didn’t spend a fortune or have any sensitivity issues.

Post # 28
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@DeeVine1217:  It’s supposed to be good for your gum health, too, which is something I really need. Although all whitening treatments are hard on your enamel, the peroxide wash is supposed to be slightly gentler, because you’re not pressing it directly against your teeth & gums for a length of time. I’m glad I tried, because it really does whiten, and I feel it’s a bit safer, but it does taste disgusting! lol. You get used to it, though. I usually do the mouthwash first, then brush after, even though that’s usually the opposite of how most people do things.

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