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post #16 of 30
I used Whitestrips Premium a year ago, and now my teeth are about as dirty as they were back then.
post #17 of 30
I use the Crest Strips and they do work, however they dont work on "fake" teeth. I had a tooth pushed out in a basketball game and had to have a fake one put in. At the time they matched the color of my teeth with the fake one and now since using the strips the fake one has remained the same color grade while my "real" teeth have whitened.
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by BYucko View Post
I used Whitestrips Premium a year ago, and now my teeth are about as dirty as they were back then.

Man, these aren't permenant whitening solutions...
post #19 of 30
They have repackaged Crest Premium strips at Target for $13 USD a box.

Effects lasted about a year on me at a cup of coffee every morning(before brushing) and about 1-2 glasses of red wine a week, which is pretty good.

As I understand it, whitening strips/Rx trey products give dramatic results, but only last a short time, where as laser treatments give weak results which can last years and years.
post #20 of 30
Also, the really powerful and effective trey systems that you get at a dentist can sometimes be found of Ebay. They are not Rx, but you have to be a dentist to purchase them and sell them, so a few will sell them on Ebay to get some extra income.

I have not tried them myself. I have sensitive teeth and doubt I could handle it.
post #21 of 30
I used crest with success...
post #22 of 30
pre dent guy here,

White strips do work and I have used them. They lasted over a year but eventually that regular "shine" comes back. With regular brushings and upkeep, you can maintain a whiter appearance than not white stripping before. Keep in mind that microscopic photographs have shown these oxidizing reactions can strip away the naturally porous surfaces. No one really knows if it affects the enamel or the function of teeth. I personally think it needs to be done sparingly.


At the dentist office:

You have two options which are both stronger and faster than your typical take home whitening products.

The one done at the dentist office is quicker and done within about an hour. That stuff is strong and your teeth will be WHITE!

The other option is take home trays which u place in your mouth overnite and i *believe* its about a two or three day process.

Good luck!
post #23 of 30
For the people that have used whitening strips:

Does it make your teeth more sensitive?
post #24 of 30
^not teeth, just gums and only for a day or so.
post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by boozingalcoholic View Post
pre dent guy here,

White strips do work and I have used them. They lasted over a year but eventually that regular "shine" comes back. With regular brushings and upkeep, you can maintain a whiter appearance than not white stripping before. Keep in mind that microscopic photographs have shown these oxidizing reactions can strip away the naturally porous surfaces. No one really knows if it affects the enamel or the function of teeth. I personally think it needs to be done sparingly.


At the dentist office:

You have two options which are both stronger and faster than your typical take home whitening products.

The one done at the dentist office is quicker and done within about an hour. That stuff is strong and your teeth will be WHITE!

The other option is take home trays which u place in your mouth overnite and i *believe* its about a two or three day process.

Good luck!

I think that is the best process (I have some) my girlfriend works at a dentist office so she did them for me for free. The good thing is they give you enough with the kit so you can do it a couple of times. (In other words every 6 months for probably like 2 years or so).

It actually takes 1-2 weeks to do it using the tray about 1 hour every night, depending of coarse how white you want. And they do make everything a little sensitive, but they work.

I think the power whitening at a dentist is like $500 or so... the kit is like $250. And the actual whitening gel re-fills aren't that expensive, which is why I think the take home custom trays are the best option.
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy View Post
Yeah, crest whitening strips work, although one caveat - they don't seem to work very well on caps. One of my front teeth was capped 10-12 years ago because of an old street football accident, and the different between the cap and the regular teeth became slightly noticeable after using a box of the crest strips.

Of course they didn't work on caps, did you think they would?

I have a fake tooth in my front, so using the strips makes little sense to me. I think it would look worse to have all white teeth except one in the front being a couple shaders darker than it would to have consistent teeth. I'm due up to get a new tooth soon, so I might talk to the doc about getting the fake one whiter and then doing some cosmetic whitening.
post #27 of 30
If you go to the dentist for the one-hour treatment, how long does that last?

I want to get my teeth whitened but I'm not going to bother if the results are temporary.
post #28 of 30
The teeth themselves might hurt, for example, when drinking cold water. That probably will disappear within a day. The results themselves might disappear within a year. It depends on how white the teeth naturally are, habits, etc. It's unlikely that one will still have impressively white teeth a year after any special treatment.
post #29 of 30
Bought the Crest White Strips Professional yesterday... Will let everyone know how it goes
post #30 of 30
Did any of you that have tried whitening have uneven coloration beforehand, and did whitening fix that? I specifically am wondering about the white spots that appear, in my case due to fluoride.
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