Post # 17
I’ve had great results from Crest White Strips.
If you’ve never whitened your teeth before, you may need to do more than one box, and because they can cause teeth sensitivity you should probably space them out, so you’ll need lead time. I do not get bad sensitivity from them, but some people do.
My FI’s teeth are quite dingy and I had him do one box before the wedding and it really wasn’t very noticable that he had whitened – so if you have very stained teeth, it can take more.
I think my first time I did two boxes of the white strips over a couple months, and my teeth had not been too bad. Then every 6 months to a year I do another box, or part of one, to re-whiten them (drinking coffee, wine, etc, will tend to stain them over time)
My dentist/hygenist does not recommend whitening toothpaste because they said the particles are too abrasive on the teeth and can wear them down.
Post # 18
I’ve had noticeable results using Arm & Hammer baking soda tooth paste.
Post # 19
my mom is a dental assistant and her boss specializes in cosmetic dentistry and highly recommends the crest whitening strips if you are looking for something over the counter
Post # 20
Please be aware if you go the hydrogen peroxide route, it needs to be “food grade” hydrogen peroxide, not the stuff you buy at the drug store.
Post # 21
Thank you everyone!!
I might just do the crest strips… I have only a month left. I waited til the last minute lol. But I don’t smile showing my teeth (I hate my teeth…. no matter how white they are)
But hey I guess even a month worth is better than nothing lol
Post # 22
do the crest white strips–the longer you keep them on the better and make sure to do it daily since you only have 1 month!
the best advice I can give you is to do it at night after you had dinner . brush your teeth and put the strips on
Post # 23
I also had great results with crest white strips. One word of caution, I used the level 5 (or whatever the highest one is) and it caused me some excruciating pain the morning after each one. But only for half a day, then it would completely go away. I have fairly sensitive teeth though. I spaced them out to once a week instead of once a day. If you have sensitive teeth at all, try googling how to deal with pain from zoom whitening. I used all the tips and they helped a bit. They included drinking lots of water and taking ibuprofen. That kind of thing.
One month is plenty of time to get some good results though. I intentionally left it that late, so that the results would be fresh and bright on my wedding day. (I couldn’t do more than that, too painful for me.) This will work well, you’re going to look beautiful. 🙂
Post # 24
yes – brushing with baking soda! i can’t tell you how ofter people say something about my teeth being so white. i can for sure tell a difference when i haven’t done it in awhile!!!!! just don’t get it on your tongue ICK
Post # 25
@cupcakebride2013: I use crest strips (level 3 I think? the 30 minute a day ones) and I have noticed a difference in about a week 🙂 I really like them.
Also I drink coffee every morning and I drink lots of red wine so they must be workihg hard! lol
I also use crest toothpaste.
Post # 26
Also applying hydrogen peroxide to your teeth with a cutip works pretty well but for me it was mundane, you have to be meticulous, and I couldn’t stand the taste any longer. You can also gargle with it. It works but I’d rather buy the strips lol