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#51 *Nadine*

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    Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:26 PM

    I heart crest whitening strips and swear by them!

    I recently just bought GOSmile kit though for FI to use. He cant stand keeping the strips in his mouth for 20-30min so this kit is supposed to be twice a day for 10 days, and only in your mouth for 1-2 min. Ill let you know how it goes :)

    #52 rdhbride

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      Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:05 PM

      ok i am a hygienist so i will break down all of your options:) otc, strips are going to be your most effective. they all produce senstivity, i rec high flouride tp , you can get a rx from your dds or use sensitivity tp 1 week prior to starting tx. next level up would be bleaching trays about half the price of in office nad proven to have the same end result to in office just takes longer. nice because you can control it and if your sensitive just skip a day. with in office bleaching you should still get take hom etrays to keep up the whiteness. hope this helps:)

      #53 michelle6114

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        Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:28 PM

        I jut got a box of crest whitening advance seal. Holy cow I had to yank those things off my teeth after the 30 min. were up. I always foam at the mouth when I wear these so I don't know who the commercials are trying to fool but you cant do anything but lie in bed. Today was my first box in a few years. Lets hope they work, I will know soon!

        #54 TAHOEJENI

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          Posted 28 September 2009 - 12:18 AM

          Originally Posted by Tlseege
          Here are my experiences:
          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!

          Good luck!
          There's no reason why you can't swallow during treatment while using Crest Whitestrips. Even though I work for the company (in Fabric Care - Tide - not Oral Care) and can get them for free by doing "guinea pig" building panels, I can't use them for more than a couple of days because even sucking air through my mouth is painful they get so sensitive.

          My dentist and I have talked and he's giving me a bleaching treatment after I finish with my Invisilgn type retainers instead.


          #55 LadyTrunck

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            Posted 28 September 2009 - 12:28 AM

            I didn't read through the whole thread, so forgive if this has been brought up, but I was also in the dental field, and all of our RDA's swore by rembrandt whitening toothpaste. If this is not enough, at least try and use it after you do whichever other method you choose.
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            #56 xxashleyxx007

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              Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:02 PM

              I just finished using Plus White 5 Minute Bleach Whitening Gel! I've been using this every day for 10 minutes since Saturday and my teeth look sooooo much better.

              The trick is to buy the tube that looks like this:

              Click the image to open in full size.

              and use cheapo sporting mouth cards so the gel stay right up against your teeth. I bought the gel for like $7 at Walmart and the mouth guards for $.99 each. (I got an upper and a lower piece.)

              #57 Carlota1981

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              Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:55 PM

              I have received today the crest whitestrips supreme for 10 daysthat I ordered thourgh ebay. 


              I have started today and bad start!! I put it the one for both line of teeth and the flavour that made me feel sick...  is so horrible that I have ruined the line of the down teeth.

              In this moment I am only with the one and suffering because of so many saliva... I imagine I have to get used to them... this is the first time in my life... 

              tomorrow i will make the one of down and then start again with both at the same time.


              It still lefts 30 minutes to take it out of the mouth... Hope that it works and my teeth are going to be whiter!! 


              I was searching for whitening and I found this threat. I will tell you all how these are working!

              #58 Carlota1981

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              Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:33 PM

              Hello again ladies,


              Well I did promise I would post it here about the experience with the tooth whitening and all I can tell you is that really works!! After two days I see the changes. 

              In fact, my Fi was so impressed that he ordered them too, hahaha


              Only problems:


              *I have to be laid while using it because it produces me a lot of saliva.


              *My teeth are sensible but nothing you cannot stand up so I bought Sensodyne and a manual toothbrooth. 



              But suming up, it worths the value, the money and the time. Just one suggestion: instead of using it twice per day (30 minutes each time) do it just once during 60 min. It is written at the instructions and for me is better that put them 2 per day.

              #59 traylynn

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              Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

              I am not sure if I am overlooking where you purchased the plus white toothpaste 

              #60 Tinkerbell82

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                Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:26 PM

                Originally Posted by traylynn 

                I am not sure if I am overlooking where you purchased the plus white toothpaste 


                You can get it at wal-mart.  I have a friend that swears by it too.

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