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At home teeth whitening systems….??

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#1 destinationbride07

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    Posted 09 April 2007 - 11:27 AM

    Which one have you tried? (e.g. crest)

    Fiance and I are trying to avoid paying 199 at the dentist…

    #2 KellyandMatt08

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      Posted 09 April 2007 - 11:40 AM

      I've used the Crest Whitestrips a couple of times. I loved them. Make sure your don't drink coffee or dark sodas, your teeth become more porous (sp?)while using them.

      #3 CourtneyV

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        Posted 09 April 2007 - 11:41 AM


        I used the Crest Whitestrips. I found it difficult to keep up with the twice a day for 14 days, and ended up missing a few. I did notice a difference, but not a huge one - and it lasted a month or so (?!). lol, that might have something to do with the fact that I missed some days tho lol.

        I haven't used the "paint-on" whitening that they released. You put it on before you go to bed and sleep with it on, then brush it off the next morning. I think that'll be my next try though.

        It seems that I buy so many of these products that in the long run I would have been better off doing the expensive treatment in the first place - but oh well!!!
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        #4 jdweinbe

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          Posted 09 April 2007 - 11:50 AM

          I read in an article somewhere that all teeth whitening do a good job. The difference between at-home and at the dentist is the percentage of the active ingredient that whitens them (off hand, I don't know the chemical)....but they said that the crest strips have something like 7%, and the dentist has something like 25% of the whitening agent. They also said that name brand and generic that have the same percentage will do the same job. Not that you must buy a namebrand kind.
          I could be wrong...but that is what I read...any dentists out there!?

          #5 TATrisha


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          Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:20 PM

          I have used the Crest and this just reminded me that it's probably time to do it again. In my experience it lasts 2 years (I've done them twice), however I don't drink coffee or soda, so that could have something to do with it. It worked wonderfully though. Gorgeous! i actually didn't use all 14 days because my teeth got too white (think Friends), but that was nice because when I notice that they might be darkening a little I use the remainder of the box.


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          Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:23 PM

          I use the crest brush on day stuff. I don't have it with me but it works great. i have really sensitive teeth so I found the strips to be incredibly painful. I don't even want to think about it. The brush on stuff works great. I used it once a day for 2 weeks and noticed a BIG difference.

          #7 destinationbride07

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            Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:26 PM

            kewl thanks guys....

            question where are u guys buying it? target? walgreens?

            #8 destinationbride07

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              Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:40 PM

              kewl thanks Sabina :)

              #9 Sarah


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                Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:40 PM

                I use Crest Whitestrips about once a year. I have fairly white teeth anyway, and I don't drink coffee and try to avoid cola so they usually stay pretty nice. But, I always notice a big difference with the Whitestrips. I have perfect strangers comment on my teeth all the time too- so they must work. One tip- avoid the Premium whitestrips- they made my teeth so sensitive I could hardly eat. I also always make sure I use Sensodyne whitening toothpaste for a couple months after I whiten.

                #10 *JillD*

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                  Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:52 PM

                  I've used the whitestrips as well and even though I didn't really commit to the full 14 days I found they worked really well. I'm going to do them again, but I really need to stop drinking coffee, so they don't get stained again!

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