Teeth Whitening

I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars but I need something a little more powerful than crest whitestrips. Any recs?
Posted on April 10, 2007 at 10:47 am
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margaret
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Maybe try the Aquafresh trays? I think crest has some stronger stuff as well for like $75.
Posted on April 10, 2007 at 12:22 pm
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I've been using Crest whitestrips and they seem pretty effective after the first couple weeks. I want to have pearly white teeth for my wedding pics!
Posted on April 16, 2007 at 5:58 am
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Have you tried Britesmile or Zoom?
Posted on April 16, 2007 at 10:10 am
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My teeth get so sensitive from those strips. I'm currently trying Aquafresh Empowermint plus whitening. I like that toothpaste because it really does make your teeth feel clean, and I've been drinking coffee everyday so I'm trying to start now and whiten up those stains before the wedding in Sept! But does anyone know of a good teeth whitener that won't make your teeth so sensitive?
Posted on April 16, 2007 at 12:06 pm
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Listerine has a whiting mouthwash. I don't use it enough to be able to tell the results. I like the flavor of the green listerine so I'm still getting used to the taste of this one. Maybe that's worth a try.
Posted on April 16, 2007 at 12:29 pm
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i've used the crest white strips and they work pretty well (although eventually wears off)
Posted on April 16, 2007 at 6:20 pm
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I like crest whitestrips
Posted on May 9, 2007 at 7:37 pm
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I am a dental hygienist and the best over-the-counter white strips are Crest White Strips Professional (aprox $50-70). If your teeth get too sensitive, which a lot of people do experience, you sensodyne toothpaste or any toothpaste with sensitivity before bleaching and after bleaching. Also, you do not need to use it every day; you can alternate every other days or so. Keep in mind that your teeth should be clean first (have your teeth cleaned at your dental office b/c you do not want shadows of your tarter), you will most likely need to wear the strips for two weeks, and it only last about a year depending how much coffee, tea, wine you drink. Also, it usually does not remove tea, coffee, wine stains...you need a more abrasive toothpaste. Overall, the best is bleach trays. I would not rec. Zoom or any blue light. Too sensitive and more expensive. If you have the trays, you can always bleach (whiteness usually last about five years). You should look at some dental office that offer free white trays if you become their patient. My office offers it and usually people just come in for the free trays. Also, Listerine whiting does not work :)
Posted on June 5, 2007 at 2:44 pm
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I agree about bleaching trays being the best. I used to work as a dental assistant and had some trays made up at work. I use them with Pola Night 23% carbamide peroxide bleaching solution and have had really good results. Expensive, yes.. but well worth it.
Posted on June 5, 2007 at 5:19 pm
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I am going to get the blue laser light treatment followed by at-home trays. It should be followed up with another blue light treatment after the trays. This regimen is supposed to work really well with little sensitivity. I will let you all know how it goes. =)
Posted on June 5, 2007 at 5:54 pm
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I like the rembrant trays. You stick them in hot water and they mold to your teeth
Posted on June 8, 2007 at 6:59 am
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i saw my dentist yesterday and there were 5 brides in 1 day getting the brite-smile treatment. i'm scheduled to get one today and i'll let you know how it goes.. there's a limited time special where you can get it for $349 (originally $650). my dentist is dr. elyassi at wilshire smile studio. good luck!
Posted on July 27, 2007 at 3:53 am
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hmmm, i've been thinking about this lately as well. i tried using those crest whitestrips before, and my teeth got very sensitive. based on the advice given, perhaps i'll try it again and use sensodyne toothpaste instead? my next dental cleaning isn't until october, but that's still plenty of time for my march wedding. heehee...=)
Posted on July 27, 2007 at 7:52 am
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bumping for the newbies...


i want to have my teeth whitened, i'm a coffee and diet dr. pepper fiend, so i'm guessing those bevs have somewhat discolored my teeth??

i think i'll ask my dentist next week when i go in for my cleaning...
Posted on April 13, 2008 at 12:10 pm

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