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How do you get "movie star" white teeth?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by likeitaloud, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. likeitaloud

    likeitaloud Senior member

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    Well there are A LOT of whitening stuff on the market including Listerine, toothpaste, gels, strips, w.e

    I find most of them work well but non really give you that "vivid white" look. Is there anything that actually whitens your teeth to the point where it is pure white like what you see on TV sometimes?
     
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    lee_44106 Senior member

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    None of the DIY stuff will get that white. You need professional grade stuff/help to get the "movie star" white teeth.
     
  3. likeitaloud

    likeitaloud Senior member

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    None of the DIY stuff will get that white. You need professional grade stuff/help to get the "movie star" white teeth.
    Well what is the professional grade stuff called? And why isn't it for sale in stores?
     
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    MetroStyles Senior member

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    a) Porcelain veneers
    b) Go to an orthodontist for teeth-whitening. No, orthodontists are not in stores.
     
  5. Taxler

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    Movie stars probably go with vaneers or frequent laser treatments. Most dentist I know use Opalescence bleach or its equivalent.
     
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    my father (orthodontist) likes nitewhite.
    makes patients up a set of appliances / plates (the plastic thingos molded to your teeth) and you pop a few drops of it on the plate, pop it in, and leave in overnight.
    active ingredient is carbamide peroxide.
     
  7. Taxler

    Taxler Senior member

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    my father (orthodontist) likes nitewhite.
    makes patients up a set of appliances / plates (the plastic thingos molded to your teeth) and you pop a few drops of it on the plate, pop it in, and leave in overnight.
    active ingredient is carbamide peroxide.


    My dentist also believes Nitewhite works best, but I slept miserably with trays in my mouth. I switched to Daywhite the 2nd and 3rd time.
     
  8. Dashaansafin

    Dashaansafin Senior member

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    Is there any lasting harm to your teeth though? Mine are begining to yellow at the ripe age of 20.
     
  9. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Go to a dentist!
     
  10. Spirit of 69

    Spirit of 69 Senior member

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    You punch one in the face while wearing a knuckle duster then pick them up off the pavement and run away with them.....shouting back as you make your get away "Thanks Keanu!"
     
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    why Senior member

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    Opalescence

    Most movie stars probably do not have veneers. They're too wonky.
     
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    greg_atlanta Senior member

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    All the bleaching/laser stuff is just temporary, right?

    A few months of coffee and red wine and you're back to where you started? (unless you have veneers)
     
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    All the bleaching/laser stuff is just temporary, right? A few months of coffee and red wine and you're back to where you started?
    I guess...not really. That's like saying working out is temporary and if you binge and sit on the couch all day you'll be back to where you started. I whiten every 2 months or so now that my teeth are white.
     
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    JayJay Senior member

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    Movie stars probably go with vaneers or frequent laser treatments. Most dentist I know use Opalescence bleach or its equivalent.
    +1
     
  16. RedLetterDay

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    A lot of the whitening things on the market are pretty much gimmicks -- whitening listerine, whitening toothpaste, etc. These things are not going to make any noticeable difference and if they did it would literally take years to happen. Crest Whitestrips do work but again it is going to take weeks at a minimum for any noticeable or remotely significant difference in color.

    Porcelain veneers are the best option for "movie-star" white teeth but are very expensive at the same time and still somewhat invasive as far the work to put them in.

    The best at-home method of whitening that I know of is to pick up some opalescence online (I've always used the 35% but I guess if you have really sensitive teeth you might want to try one of the lower concentrations), and have your dentist make you a custom set of trays. Pop them in for an hour or so every few days and you will start to notice a difference very quickly. You can buy the thermo-forming trays online (and for substantially cheaper obviously), but in my experience they really don't work as well and it can be painful if the carbamide peroxide sits on you gums rather than your teeth.
     
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    The better way is by pulse ligh or laser in your dentist. (Don't know if is the way you write it in english)

    I tried the other options and besides being not healty to the theeth's they neve had good results.

    So half hour, 400 bucks and you are done.
     
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    Depending on the process, $400 is on the low end. I've been quoted anywhere from 4-900. It's really expensive if you want to keep up with it.
     
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    likeitaloud Senior member

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    Well different opinions here...anyone was ever able to achieve this kind of white? I don't want anything invasive like veneers and nothing ridiculously expansive like laser, so opalescence I guess?
     

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