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User Topic: Let's talk teeth whitening
Lucky2HaveMe
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Default  Posted: 4:34 PM, May 16th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So I have yellowed teeth - coffee & red wine don't help. So I got an OTC Crest teeth whitening strip kit.

I want my teeth whiter for my dd's wedding in a month. Anyone know when I should do the kit? How long does it last? If I do it now and continue to drink my coffee & wine, well will that just ruin any results I get?


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fireproof
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Default  Posted: 5:06 PM, May 16th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I was told that after drinking coffee or wine either rinsing with water or even better brushing your teeth.

I have never used the Crest strips but hear they work well. Depending on how yellow you may want to check out what the dentist offers. They might have a whitening treatment that is temporary.

[This message edited by fireproof at 5:07 PM, May 16th (Friday)]


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still2suspicious
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Default  Posted: 5:39 PM, May 16th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I use the Crest strips about once a year.

Depending on which one you get (they have different kinds) you put them on, wear them for about 20-30 min, and then off. They say to use 2x a day. I only do once a day. Depending on the stains I ususally can see results in 3-4 days. I think there is enough for only 1-2 weeks.

You should see some difference, even if they don't end up "stark white"


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Lucky2HaveMe
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Default  Posted: 5:50 PM, May 16th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So there are 14 in the box. So I should use these 1x/day for 14 days? Is that the regimen? I don't want *stark white*, but a little less yellow would be appealing and maybe be a better match to my front tooth crown .


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looking forward
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Default  Posted: 6:06 PM, May 16th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Use them once a day for the 14 days. The results are wonderful! Mine stayed brighter and whiter for several months, and I plan to start the Crest White Strips again in August for my son's wedding in late September.
My dentist recommended the Crest brand; her dental whitening kit costs (Hundreds $$ vs less than $50 Cdn)

[This message edited by looking forward at 6:07 PM, May 16th (Friday)]


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 11:36 PM, May 16th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I go "old school".
Put a bit of baking soda in the cupped palm of your hand. Squirt a little bit of peroxide onto the baking soda to make a paste.

Brush (do not swallow), then rinse.

The first time I started using this regimen, I saw results within a week.
I usually brush at least twice a day, so I use the baking soda paste for one brushing and regular toothpaste for the other. This has kept my teeth nice and bright without the harsher strips and chemicals.

ETA: My mouth feels a lot cleaner when I do this too (versus regular toothpaste).

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 11:39 PM, May 16th (Friday)]


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LivinginLimbo
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Default  Posted: 5:39 AM, May 17th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I can relate. When my daughter was getting married, I needed to have my front tooth cap replaced and a veneer put on the on tooth next to it. I ended up getting my teeth whitened as well.

I'll never forget my friend saying "you had your teeth done!!" at the wedding. It's amazing what a difference it makes. Nine years later and they're still whiter.

Enjoy the special day with a big SMILE!!


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JanaGreen
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Default  Posted: 5:39 AM, May 17th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I can't do 2x/day or my gums get sore. Crest makes a mouth wash called sparkling white or dazzling white or something. You swish it for a minute twice daily & it really helps. And the taste is pleasant. Do not get the Colgate version, it is completely gross!


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Lucky2HaveMe
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Default  Posted: 6:55 AM, May 17th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks all! My hygienist always said baking soda was too harsh an abrasive to use on teeth and peroxide had a "free radical" and shouldn't be used in the mouth?

But ya know, she coulda been a scientist wannabe - she isn't with the dentist any longer.


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rachelc
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Default  Posted: 5:57 PM, May 17th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I use optic white toothpaste and don't have to use white strips then...


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 6:35 PM, May 17th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My hygienist always said baking soda was too harsh an abrasive to use on teeth and peroxide had a "free radical" and shouldn't be used in the mouth?

I haven't had any issues and my dental checkups are always two thumbs up.
Not to mention there are toothpastes on the market that have baking soda and peroxide in them.


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