PW Guide Article: Teeth Whitening Options for Your Wedding

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Teeth Whitening Options for Your Wedding

If you?re a bit shy to reveal that glowing smile because your teeth are stained from coffee, tea, cigarettes or other staining products; never fear. There are many great teeth whitening options that will polish those pearly whites into shape.

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Posted on December 17, 2009 at 11:06 am
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I got my teeth whitened at the dentist and just wanted to warn everyone that has sensitive teeth that it can be PAINful.  You have to have all of your cavities filled first before they will do the procedure.  I couldn't even finish the 3rd 15-minute session--I was shaking, my gums were receded and looked burned, I had a sore (burning from the peroxide) on my lip, and I couldn't eat hard food for a few days.  It was like having braces all over again! If you are sensitive I would suggest bringing Orajel, ice, cold water, aspirin, chapstick, and maybe even have someone drive you home. 

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 11:06 am
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fi had his teeth whitened at the dentist too and he was in pain!  they didn't do a good job because they got the peroxide on his lips. poor thing, his lips were swollen and burning...and on top of that, like you mentioned, his teeth were SUPER sensitive and hurt like heck for at least a week.

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 11:32 am
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The sensitivity and soreness/uncomfortable factor completely depends on the whitening procedure you choose.  You can get the Zoom whitening from a dentist in one hour, with no soreness or sensitivity.  Or order the whitening trays, which take a couple weeks, but are very effective with minimal sensitivity, and I haven't had any gum soreness.  Just be sure to do your research. 

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 7:01 am
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There are other more economical and equally effective solutions.  Try a combination of lemon juice with baking soda.  I swish an ounce of hydrogen peroxide in my mouth just like mouthwash, then rinse.  Rinse VERY well; you don't want to swallow any.  That has been a very effective choice for my smile and a minimal cost too!  Happy photo ops!

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 12:45 am
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BTW your photographer can fix yellow teeth in less than 3 clicks. I do this with my son who I am still nagging about brushing more. I did his senior pics and you can see them in my bio.


I use Toothpaste with whitening and it works great.


No need to spend a lot and honestly I refer to those "WHITE" teeth as Headlights. Seriously, I actually have to turn down the briteness in a lot of photos because it can look like you have chicklets for teeth.


 

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 1:16 am

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