(Closed) white teeth…any suggestions?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I used the Crest White Strips (level 4) once a week, Crest 3D white tooth paste and Crest 3D White mouth wash. I don’t drink coffee or pop so that helps to keep them pearly white. Hope this helps!


Post # 4
380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The crest white strips work great. I used them before my wedding with fantastic results and they were very conveniant. I wore them for 30 mins on my commute into work.


I’ve also seen a lot of pins about mixing peroxide, baking soda and tooth paste.  Which may be worth a shot since its soo cheap to try.


Post # 5
2896 posts
Sugar bee

As PP said, I’ve heard great comments about Crest White Strips. I plan on trying them within the next month. Some people do it once or twice a year and it helps them keep a whiter smile. I think it’s worth trying. 🙂


Post # 6
3431 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cupcakebride2013:  brush with lemon juice and baking soda only do this one or twice a week it may irritate your gums. 

Post # 9
1981 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I did crest white strips once and it just made my teeth hurt- and I followed all the directions perfectly- I have never had a problem with sensitive teeth either- weird!!  I like to use I use Arm and Hammer toothpaste advance whitning with baking soda and peroxide.  It works great and it’s gentle enough to use twice a day!!

Post # 10
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@cupcakebride2013:  I highly recommend Crest white strips.  They are relatively inexpensive and truly work.  Don’t use whitening toothpaste at the same time, though, or you may experience painful tooth sensitivity!  

Post # 12
1382 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@cupcakebride2013:  Besides professional whitening, Crest Whitestrips work just fine, assuming you don’t have general sensitivity in your teeth.  But any form of whitening has a great chance of causing post-op sensitivity in your teeth/gums.  As a dentist, I recommend Whitestrips to patients who are looking for a quick fix but can’t invest in professional whitening, which is really the sure-thing for producing phenomenal results.

Combinations of peroxide, baking soda, etc will def work as well – just exercise caution with peroxide as it’s pretty acidic to the tissues in your mouth and will irritate if present in your mouth for more than a couple minutes at a time.

For my own wedding, I did KOR whitening (a newer professional system out).  I still had sensitivity but it was really mild.

Post # 13
1382 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Also, yes.. whitening toothpastes like Crest 3D White (which tastes awesome) are often abrasive and literally just scrub at the outer layer of your tooth.  That’s how it removes “surface stains”.  It works but … no bueno!

Post # 14
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

This thread is timely for me as I’ve left this really late and need to get on it. It sounds like Crest White Stripes it is.

Post # 15
33 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

I used to get loads of compliments on having a bright smile. I switched from coffee to tea a month ago, and it has stained my teeth so much. So, if you are a tea drinker you may want to switch to green tea.

Post # 16
1274 posts
Bumble bee

I used the Life Brand Whitening Strips about 5 years ago…it was 14 days of strips for top and bottom. I think I used them through for one week, then stopped and did them again six months later for another week. I got a ton of compliments on how white my teeth were. Life is a Shopper’s Drug Mart brand – not sure if they would be carried by another subsidiary in the states? 

I’ve heard they are basically the same as Crest White Strips (just wayyy cheaper). 

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