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Old 04-13-2015, 04:40 AM
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I'm sure someone has done this at the dentist before, right?

I'm getting married in June and my fiancÚ is in a wedding in a few weeks. Because of this, he went to the dentist to get a broken front tooth fixed. The dentist wants to fix all of his teeth. His other front tooth is dead and grayed so he'll get a crown on it. She also wants to whiten his teeth. He's really excited about it and I know it's going to look good.

So, I wasn't planning on getting my teeth whitened but now I feel like I should since he is. (Pictures last a lifetime!) I kind of want to because I know it will look nicer but I'm nervous that it's going to make my teeth really sensitive!

Any advice from those who've had it done?

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Old 04-13-2015, 04:51 AM
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Getting your teeth whitened at the dentist is expensive. Mine said it would cost me about $450, so I opted for Crest White Strips. They really worked for me at a fraction of the cost. The peroxide can burn from either type of treatment, but that discomfort doesn't last long.
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:04 AM
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Whitening your teeth is not permanent so you need to repeat this periodically. I had my dentist make my own trays so I can whiten my teeth at home. I just buy the whitener gel at a local drug store. Works for me!
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:09 AM
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My dentist didn't want to charge me because he said the Crest strips work the same.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:18 AM
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I did it 6 years ago along with my DD in preparation for her wedding. It was about $250 at my dentist. He made the custom trays, etc. It worked but ,oh my, did it make my teeth sensitive. I wanted to cry each day before I put the whitening and tray in because I knew it was going to hurt so bad. My friend who worked at the dentist office did give me some kind of product that helped with the sensitivity, but I was glad to be done with it. Still have another DD to get married . . . Not sure I will go the same route unless improvements have been made!!


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ive used crest whitestrips
Old 04-13-2015, 11:28 AM
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and here is my advice. Cut them off so that they don't curl over your teeth. If they just sit on your teeth without curling over where the nerves are, they don't make your teeth sensitive. At least that has been my experience.
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:06 PM
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No personal experience but oldest DD went to dentist and had hers done for $$$$ and youngest used Crest White Strips. Guess who has the whitest teeth? Her teeth are as white as snow.
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:13 PM
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a toothbrush/whitening kit that just came out. I bought one for 14.00. I have used it 3 times and notice a difference already!

It is just a regular toothbrush but it has a tube of whitening stuff that you use. Rub the gel across your teeth and work it in to the crevices between your teeth. Easy to use and so far no sensitivity.

Congrats on the upcoming wedding!

I should add, I cannot use the strips because they do not lay flat on my teeth so everything did not whiten. I am not having that issue with this!

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Old 04-13-2015, 03:05 PM
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Peaches, what is the name of the toothbrush/whitening kit? Can you purchase it in a store?
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:47 PM
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you are able to buy it in the store. I just happened to be at publix when I thought about it and they had it. It is made by Colgate. Not real thrilled with the toothbrush. It is a bit chunky for my liking but you could use a different brush. The whitening part is the tube that comes with it. You are able to store it in the bottom of the brush. The gel tube has a small bristled tip. You spin the bottom and apply to the teeth. Like I said in pp, it allows you to work it in between the teeth for the hard to reach spots. It is so much easier than the trays or strips, especially if your teeth are not even. So far, I really like it and I do notice a difference. I am watching for sensitivity but so so good. I always had sensitive issues after using the trays!


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Old 04-14-2015, 09:29 AM
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Thanks for your thoughts! I have an appointment on Saturday. Unfortunately, I can't just do the whitestrips or the Colgate stuff because I have bonding on three of my front teeth and that doesn't whiten. I'll see what the dentist says.
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