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Anyone have any luck with teeth whiteners, besides going to the dentist?

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      Termite wrote Jan 26, 2009
    • I sure hope you get some answers, I was just thinking about this the other day.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 26, 2009
    • I was asked once before and I could not find the question for your reference.  Hope other will chip in soon.




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      Jenni0811 wrote Jan 26, 2009
    • Here’s the dental expert again....geeez, it seems I’m needed around here a lot lately... hahaha

      OK...In-office bleaching (at the dentist) with blue lights or lasers is VERY expensive. Also, the speed of the bleaching tends to create moderate to severe hyper-sensitivity. There are products to use to help alleviate this which the dentist usually prescribes.

      At-home custom tray bleaching is next down the line in cost. It involves having the dentist make custom mouthguard-like trays that cover all your teeth,  which you fill with bleaching agent and wear at home. Routine can be once-twice a day for 30 min. at a time or overnight.  

      Finally, at-home strip or wax form products like Crest White Strips or Colgate is cheapest and equally effective. There are the over-the-counter ones...and there are also those which are professionally dispensed @ your dentist and are 50% stronger than the OTC ones. Stronger means you will see results faster. These products only cover a portion of the teeth in front. I have been creative and alternated doing one entire side at a time to reach the back teeth also.  

      For the money...you will get the same result with each method, with the most expensive being the most immediate and the cheapest, the slowest method. Still, within 2 weeks...usually sooner, most everyone is happy with the results obtained with the strips/wax forms. It’s at least a good way to start without forking out a large amount of dough.




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      Rene' Grandon wrote Jan 26, 2009
    • Yes, I would love to know the answer to this one as well.




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      Jenni0811 wrote Jan 26, 2009
    • Oh...probably should add...

      No whitener works on ceramic crowns or composite (tooth colored) fillings.

      For people with anything like that in/on their teeth, we suggest doing the whitening and getting to the desired degree of white that you want...then replace the fillings or crowns and make them to match your newly whitened teeth.




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      Termite wrote Jan 26, 2009
    • Thank you Jenni! estatic
      It’s always good to hear these things from a professional.  Do you have any brand that you prefer? And if so...for what reason?




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      Jenni0811 wrote Jan 26, 2009
    • Crest or Colgate are the most common and are ADDA approved. I would never use of that is not ADDA approved ~ and there are a lot of them out there. Go with a name you know and trust....another would be Rembrandt. It will spell out the ADDA Approval on the box. I personally would get the professional strength of any of these products from the dentist.




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      Termite wrote Jan 26, 2009
    • Thanks for the advice Jenni. I am going to look into it.




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