Teeth Whitening

Discussion in 'The Beauty Cupboard' started by beiby, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. scrappy beauty

    scrappy beauty New Member

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    IMO, if you're a smoker or drink coffee, red wine, coke.. or anything else that might stain your teeth, there is nothing that will keep your teeth permanently white...
    i don't drink coffee or coke, but do have a glass of wine occassionally and noticed that after i stopped using the strips... my teeth didn't seem "as" white as when i was using the strips... does that make sense? it could be that everyone is different... lots of people in this thread are raving about the strips and brush on gel, i just know that it hasn't really worked for me..
     
  2. snowqueen

    snowqueen New Member

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    i use pearl drops in the morning and colagate total whitening plus before bed
     
  3. TheSoCalledPrep

    TheSoCalledPrep New Member

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    it whitens them
     
  4. Nader

    Nader Active Member

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    Rembrandt does knock it down a few shades
     
  5. brian

    brian New Member

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    email diamant makes the best ... i use the red toothpaste, and le secret du blanc

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  6. SweetLove

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    I've used the 7 day crest whitening strips as well as the crest whitening toothpaste(vivid white). They work well. I use a powered toothbrush though and that makes a difference. The reality is..strips and all are great but teeth don't stay movie star white unless you have those treatments done-as constantly and consistently as they can afford. This is because teeth just aren't naturally that white and they'll never stay that way for a long period of time. Treatments not done by proffesionals will not stay effective because all they do is take away from your teeth(the stain layer and eventually you will damage the enamel on your teeth) so when you stop doing the treatments, if anything your just giving your teeth more of a weakness for stains because the outer layer of your teeth is damaged and no longer repels stains in the same way.

    Sorry to be negative, but I hope that helps.
     
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  7. *Happiness*

    *Happiness* New Member

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    Makes total sense. Thanks. :smile:
     
  8. secondly

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    A lot of people have mentioned using the strips/gels more than once. This is really bad for your teeth.

    About White Strips though, the whitening does fade if you don't brush like a maniac. However, if you brush like a maniac with whitening toothpaste, sometimes it even gets whiter.
     
  9. pucci_mama

    pucci_mama Frozen irony.

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    When will you start notice that your theets gets whiter?

    How long does the affect last for?
     
  10. acester

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    I getting braces soon and after I get braces I'm getting them professionally whitened
     
  11. acester

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    I mean after I get them off sorry
     
  12. jd255

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    I agree--a toothepaste with baking soda or just using that to brush your teeth or after will help a ton.

    I don't mind Crest White Strips, but if you genuinely have yellow teeth, they won't make a huge difference.:flower:
     
  13. dsq

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    colgate total with whitening works for me, i have been using it for 2 years and my teeth are pretty pearly white.
     
  14. Annabel

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    I always notice a difference right after I brush w/ baking soda :D I've never kept track of how long it lasts, though...I'd say around a few weeks.
     
  15. pucci_mama

    pucci_mama Frozen irony.

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    hmm.. I tried the baking soda thing and my gums started to bleed!:(

    just a little but...still!

    Eeek!

    Is this normal??
     
  16. secondly

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    If your gums bleed, thats not good.

    I started using Crest Rejuvenating Effects. Its amazing!
     
  17. Becky_da_da_da

    Becky_da_da_da New Member

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    How often do people brush their teeth with baking soda? I heard if you use it too much it erodes your tooth enamel :unsure:
     
  18. SanDiego

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    I have tried the vivid white, that works really good. I have sensitive teeth so I dont do white strips or gels. They are all temporary unless you get your teeth professionally whitened. I think you should consult with your dentist first so that you dont mess up your teeth with all these different products.
     
  19. kimair

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    has anyone tried go smile? they sell the kits at sephora and i heard it's great...
     
  20. //LATTE//

    //LATTE// New Member

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    Whitening (teeth!)

    Ok so for someone thats work will benefit if she has whiter more 'perfect' looking teeth I am thinking about whiteneing, as I know the 'strips' tend to do nothing I am deciding between

    bleaching
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    the over night for a week where the dentist makes a mold of your mouth and you squirt a liquid in the molds and put them on your teeth. Apparently this is the best and it costs about 300$

    anyone have knowledge on this?

    thanks
     

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