Post # 1
I dont have dental insurance and would love to whiten my teeth at least some. Anyone have any suggestions on over the counter items that worked really well for you. I just dont wanna spend $300 trying out a bunch of them and getting no where.
Post # 3
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
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
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
@cupcakebride2013: brush with lemon juice and baking soda only do this one or twice a week it may irritate your gums.
Post # 7
Thanks for the combo. I think i might get that a try =)
yeah, my mom swears by it. She used to do it when she was younger. . . do u think it’d damage my teeth if i used both?
thank you =)
Post # 8
I must try this =) I usually have a lot of left over lemons from cooking lol
Post # 9
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
@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 # 11
thank you for the tip!! i have really sensitive teeth in generally anyway. lol. I’m gonna buy some tonight! =)
Post # 12
@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
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
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
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
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).