Teeth Whitening - Page 6
I originally whitened my teeth to remove stains that had been left from dental work when I was younger (mostly tiny marks left over from braces). I haven't whitened my teeth in probably two years now and noticed stains forming in some of the old places where the braces had probably removed some of the outer enamel. Too bad I can't find my trays now -- might order another set.
Edit: seems like Amazon has a lot of vendors now too.
Edited by why - 1/22/13 at 5:43am
Just tried and finished the Crest Whitestrips. I picked the 14-day (Power #3 type). 30 mins per day for 14 days. Worked great. My teeth are much whiter.
My friend said she noticed my teeth were 'a bit' whiter after my third day of use. But overall I would say it was gradual.
That's my two cents.
Have you checked out www.smileme.mobi? The app is for your phone and can show you realistically what you will look like after getting your teeth whitened and then you can tell your dentist exactly what you want with a picture. My fiance and I both did it and got treatments from the same dentist.
" What should it cost? - I can only tell you what we charge - $400 for inoffice and trays. $250 for just trays. You can get em cheaper im sure online and as long as the materials are good, im sure you get a similar result. There are offices charging 500-1000 bucks for whitening. Im sure you get a good result but you should expect to pay 250-500 for trays. I can tell you that at a dental office you are paying for the overhead of the office, the expertise of the dentist and getting the proper materials. Kind of similar to going to a high end tailor to get a great result. Theres shitty tailors who overcharge and there are shitty dentists who overcharge. Using whitening toothpaste, rinsing with hydrogen peroxide etc will not whiten your teeth. The perioxide is not in contact with your teeth for long enough to do anything. its diluted quickly with the saliva. And you cannot kill the germs that cause "bad pussy" wtf???? Bad pussy my man is bad pussy! a dentist aint gonna help you there. painting titanium dioxide wont help either - yes its a temporary fix but wont do much to permanently whiten the teeth. How long should white teeth remain white? - anything that will stain a white shirt will eventually stain your teeth. If you are a coffee or tea drinker, if you like red wine etc- your teeth will eventually get dark again. So with the bleaching trays- after your initial treatment- i recommend to my patients to do a touch up (about 30 minutes of wearing the trays) about once a month. just pop them in while you are watching tv or something. hope this helps.