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Over the counter tooth whitening??

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#31 DGG

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    Posted 18 April 2009 - 05:12 PM

    I also use Crest Whitestrips and think they work well.
    I tried the GoSmile whitening system and didn't think it was worth the extra $. The GoSmile touchup tubes are amazing though - they smell little packages for about $5 I think. You can carry it in your purse and then wipe/brush (it has a little sponge tip) your teeth immediately after drinking coffee/wine or before taking photos and it makes them look really shiny white. I am definitely going to use it throughout the evening at my wedding.
    My FI did Zoom - it's an in-office 1 hour whitening.. his teeth are so much whiter and he looks really good but he was in a lot of pain and couldn't eat much for a few days. He said it was definitely not worth the pain (nevermind the money :)).
    So I suggest try the whitestrips first - my teeth are still whiter than his but I'm a little obsessive about it :)

    #32 ambularose

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      Posted 18 April 2009 - 05:18 PM

      I got the trays and gel to put in them from the dentist a few years ago. I used to use them alot; and now have super sensitive teeth. I wish I could use it still. But too painful. I do think they work alot better than over the counter though. It's just 25$ for the refill also.

      #33 Nurse2005

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        Posted 18 April 2009 - 05:44 PM

        I use Crest whitestrips, just the cheapest...classic I think they are called. I notice a difference after 3 days and I only use them once a day (my teeth are sensitive to them) the first time I tried them my teeth were so sore I thought something was wrong. I asked my FMIL who is a dental hygenist and she told me to use Sensodine toothpaste. So now whenever I use them I use Sensodine toothpaste at the same time and have no problems. I don't use it all the time just when I am using the strips.

        #34 niujess

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          Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:08 PM

          I really like the target brand whitening strips. They are kind of waxy and they're bright blue so you probably only would want to use them in the privacy of your own home and not wear them out, but I too had sensitivity problems with the crest strips and anything cold and hot was unbearable when i used them. Good luck

          #35 Married_In_Maui

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            Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:37 PM

            I have used the Crest Whitestrips in the past & I hated the nasty tasting gel & the way they would just slide off your teeth. So I started using the Aquafresh whitening trays. This will be the 4th time I have used them; the gel is already in the trays, so you just put them in and sit for a bit. They are so much simplier (IMO) then the Crest whitestrips. I usually start seeing results in 2 days & have a bright white smile after 7. I usually print out a coupon from the Aquafresh website. Good luck & happy whitening :)

            #36 tylersgirl

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              Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:38 PM

              I love the Crest Whitestrips. I used them when I got my braces off in high school and they made my teeth really white. I am about to start FI on the premium pack tonight!

              #37 Ayita

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                Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:46 PM

                I have tried the Aquafresh trays. I'm not doing it regularly - like every other day or even more - and even so they worked well. Maybe I should take some Crest white strips with me to Mexico ?

                #38 Michelle613

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                  Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:58 PM

                  I think Crest white Strips are the best. They may be uncomfy but they work and they're not harsh on your teeth. Lots of other products hurt the enamel on your teeth. (My father's a dental technician and its the only product he approves for me).
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                  #39 Ashley0802

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                    Posted 13 June 2009 - 06:09 PM

                    I use the Crest White Strips also, they work really good for me, but the sensitivity is horrible! but like someone else said, 'the things we do for beauty'!

                    #40 marny61

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                      Posted 13 June 2009 - 09:38 PM

                      My daughters and I were just talking about whitening our teeth before we leave for Mexico - this thread came at the perfect time. Thanks for the info!

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