Over the counter tooth whitening??
Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:22 AM
Has anyone used any OTC products? Did you find any problems (sensitivity) because of the peroxide? What are your thoughts? Did it work? Was it good enough for photos? How long do they last, etc.?
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:31 AM
Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:32 AM
They make a version now that you only have to wear for I think like 5 minutes instead of 30.
They do cause tooth sensitivity for me. It's the worst when I use 2 strips one after another (you have to use 2 a day, and you can do it at two seperate times, or you can do it one after another according to the package).
The results are good, I don't notice an enormous difference because my teeth are already very white but my mom used to have coffee stained teeth and now she has the whitest teeth of anyone I know, just from using the white strips (she's been using one box every 6 months for about 5 years).
I would definitely recommend you give them a try and see what you think. Overall I'm not totally happy but I would continue to use them.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:36 AM
and the only one that i recommend to people is the GoSmile system. you can get it at sephora. it's a bit pricey, but nowhere near as pricey as pro whitening (i spent about $120 for the starter kit, the refill ampoules are about $29)
sephora is running a special right now on it for $99 Sephora: GoSMILE Summer Smile Kit ($140 Value): Tooth Care
i have extremely extremely sensitive teeth, and this is the only OTC whitener system that doesnt kill me. i only get sensitive after like the 5th day. feel free to ask me questions - im super busy at work today but will be in and out of the forum when i get some free moments.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:43 AM
I have pretty sensitive teeth and occasionally would experince slight sensitivities after using. One thing even turned my gums white! I forget which brand, but they were the ones that you are supposed to let dissolve on their own in your mouth. I DO NOT recommend them, they were so gross that we threw them away rather then finish them. I use the crest white strips now, butt haven't seen a big improvement.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:22 AM
I have used Crest white strips... basically every type they make. I've never heard that I'm not supposed to swallow... and I do quite regularly... I hope I'm not going to die!
Anyways, they worked amazingly! It doesn't matter which type I get (the expensive or the cheapest) they all have th same results. I typically only have to use half a box and my teeth are SO white that if I used the other half I'd end up looking like a Friend's episode! So that works out spiffy because my DH uses the other half of the box!
My teeth do get sensitive... but it's typically only when I do two right after each other. Then my teeth hurt really bad!
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:26 AM
| Originally Posted by Tlseege |
I typically only have to use half a box and my teeth are SO white that if I used the other half I'd end up looking like a Friend's episode!
Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:33 AM
| Originally Posted by Tlseege |
never heard that I'm not supposed to swallow... and I do quite regularly... I hope I'm not going to die!
Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:34 AM
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