(Closed) Teeth Whitening

posted 12 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Crest White Strips are your best bet. They come in different varieties that vary by the amount peroxide in them. The Premium Strips have the most. The classic strips have the least. I have sensitive teeth and my fiance and I just finished the 10-day premium and I have had someone already notice the difference. My teeth to ache a little, but ice cream can do that too, and I’m not going to stop eating ice cream.

I asked my dentist about teeth whitening and she said that the Crest White strips use the same kind of chemicals that they use in theis offices.

Post # 18
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218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

i wouldn’t try random product that doesn’t tell you what the active ingredents are.

white strips are generally at a weaker concentration (and slightly different active ingredent) than dental office bleach, but it works the same.  the only difference is that with a dental office tray, it’s made to fit YOUR teeth exactly.

elb, try using some flouride rinse and toothpase for senstive teeth 🙂

Post # 19
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My dentist suggested Crest Night Effects, he said it works the best. I tried the strips but it was messy and I didn’t like having to spit all the time when I had them on. So I got a box of Night Effects and have used it a few times. I like that you just brush it on and let it dry before you go to bed. You just have to make sure you’re teeth are dry before you start and I’d start with the bottom teeth first. I haven’t had any issues of pain yet and I feel like my teeth are getting whiter so I guess it’s works. Plus with the brush, you can really get into all the crevices around your teeth that the strips can’t get to. I’ll just have to wait and see after I finish this box if it really does the job.

Post # 20
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If your pearly whites, well, aren’t–blame it on caffeine, candy, prescription drugs or aging, all of which dull the gleam. Whiten and brighten dingy teeth with high-tech treatments in your dentist’s office or over-the-counter bleaches you use at home. Here’s how to bring that sparkle back.

Instructions

1. Ask your dentist if you’re a good candidate for whitening, since results can vary. Yellowed teeth generally lighten well; darkened grayish or brownish teeth may not.

2. Try over-the-counter products, which have low concentrations of hydrogen peroxide. A dental tray and gel kit can be used for a short time each day to lighten teeth one to two shades in two weeks, at best. Whitening strips cover the six front teeth–which must be even–for similar results, and keep peroxide on teeth and off gums. Paint-on gels get similar results and cover more teeth, but can be messy to use. Hydrogen peroxide works faster than carbamide (see Step 3), but takes longer to get results and deactivates faster. These are the least-expensive treatments to use when staining reoccurs due to beverages and smoking.

You can check it out at http://keepyourteeth.blogspot.com/

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