Any experience with Teeth Whiteners?

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  1. Wes

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    My wife just got her braces off and would like to try some whitening process but not sure what really works!

    Any help would be great!

    Wes
     
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    Hmmm, not sure, but today's free advice is: know when to say when. Nothing looks more silly than over-bleached white teeth ("hey, can you use them for flashlights at night?")
     
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    i'm using the teeth tray method. that's the one where they make a mold of your teeth, then give you the trays. you fill them up with a bleaching solution, then apply the trays to your teeth.

    it worked pretty well for me. everyone said my teeth looked whiter, but i still think they're a little yellow. the problem (according to my dentist) is just that my enamel is very yellow by nature.

    but overall i'm happy ... there's no question they're whiter (by several shades) then they used to be.
     
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    My bro & sis use the Crest Whitening strips. None of us smoke or drink coffee but their teeth make mine look like I eat tar. It looks really good. [​IMG]
     
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    I was wondering about teeth whiteners as well. I want to do the strips (for convenience), but they don't seem like they'd get the "horizontal" parts of the teeth, nor would they go very far back in your mouth. I've tried a DIY tooth tray (well, not entirely DIY but basically they'd give you a "blank" tray which you'd then put in hot water and get it to fit your teeth) but failed miserably...I ended up just making a misshapen thing that wouldn't stay on my teeth. So what is the best method, short of having a professional do it?
     
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    I tried the tray method, but it didn't do much for me, other than irritate my gums.

    Now I supersmile whitening products. I have had good success with this. And hey, Johnny Depp uses it! [​IMG]
     
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    Crest whitestrips are expensive but effective, and far cheaper then going to a dentist for formal whitening procedures. Their big limitation is they only get the front of the front 1/2 or so of your teeth, while the trays get everything. That said, you can also only see the fronts of the front teeth, so it's not a big deal.
     
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    I used the Crest ones...they work well.
     
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    I've used the Crest White strips, noticed a difference after the third day. I have really sensitive teeth though, so could only do it for a week, instead of the two. There was still a major difference that lasted about 6 months.
     
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    Except for a mouth full of teeth that look like rusted bolts.


    Go for the laser whitening over the trays. The trays suck. They take forever, never do the job completely, and it's impossible to do the bottom half without getting goop in your mouth.
     
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    I tried the Crest strips but they are so flimsy and small that they slip around the mouth too much. I went with the CVS brand that uses a firmer blue plastic that folds over your teeth and sticks on very well. Plus they cover more real estate. I was surprised at how well they worked.
     
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    So Pamela do you just need the Super Smiles toothpaste or the toothpaste and the accelerator? Would you need to buy the small or large product? And how long does it take to work say on non-smoking non-coffee slight yellow stained teeth?

    Wes
     
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    Hands down..the Crest Whitestrips are amazing! Even my dentist was amazed at the results.

    ClickHEREto get $7 off a box.
     
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    Wes, I have the small tube of accelerator and the large tube of tooth paste. I used the accelerator with the toothpaste for 2 or 3 weeks. Now I just brush with the toothpaste twice a day. I noticed a difference by the second week.
     
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    I must say I was really surprised that the Crest whitestrips actually worked.

    Fortunately I didn't experience any side effects other than a great dislike for the taste of the solution on the strips.

    I know a few people who experienced a greater sensitivity to cold and hot foods/liquids. One person also broke out in a rash around her mouth from the solution as well.

    I do recall seeing a news story warning people that over bleaching can lead to having very translucent teeth that could appear darker than lighter.
     

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