White Teeth??

  1. Just wondered if any of you have tried the tooth whiteners that are advertised on TV. Do any of them work or are they a waste of money. I noticed that they are pretty expensive. There are strips and polish and whole systems you can buy. Is the dentist the only one who can do this right or do these products work?This inquiring mind wants to know.
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    LMAO! I think I'm sooo gonna regret admitting this!

    I tried the Vanna White one a few years back. It was actually painful, and I didn't notice a difference. It was this hard plastic contraption that you put in your mouth and it was filled with goo. I couldn't even shut my mouth all the way when it was in. I have absolutely no gag reflex, but this made me gag horribly.

    But those new strips they are advertising look interesting. They are pretty expensive though. Anyone try them?

    Heather
  4. by   Lausana
    I did Crest Whitestrips & there was a noticable difference, they were about $35, my dad got the ones from his dentist for about $60-basically the same thing only more potent so you only used them for 2 weeks.

    I'd like to try the new one I saw a commercial for the other day-you brush it on your teeth and you're done! (kind of looked like white-out) :chuckle
  5. by   Beach_RN
    I have a kit from my Dentist.... I only use it 1 week before I have a big occasion to go to..... Can Really See a Diffrence... people always comment on how white my teeth are! Little do they know I sleep with the mouth piece every night for a week!

    I was actually thinking about purchasing the Crest ones... because it looks so easy.... not messy.. or getting them professionally lasered.. which is the latest trend!
  6. by   shannonRN
    i was just thinking of buying some (crest white strips or the brush on ones). it will be intereting to see/hear what everyone's results were. hey there should be before and after pictures.
  7. by   JonRN
    I bought a bottle of White-Out and painted my teeth. They looked great but then my wife called poison control and messed things up for me.

    Disclaimer: Kids don't try this at home, it is for professional losers only.

    Pappy
  8. by   Mkue
    Pappy that was FUNNY !!:chuckle :chuckle


    I have a kit from my Dentist office but rarely use it, it does work great though !
  9. by   WashYaHands
    I bought a bottle of White-Out and painted my teeth. They looked great but then my wife called poison control and messed things up for me.

    :roll ok, that time I laughed out loud :wink2:

    Linda
  10. by   Beach_RN
    I love that Pappy! Very Funny!

    Brenda
  11. by   shygirl
    Originally posted by JonRN
    I bought a bottle of White-Out and painted my teeth. They looked great but then my wife called poison control and messed things up for me.



    Pappy
    :chuckle :roll :roll :roll :roll :chuckle
  12. by   aimeee
    I asked my hygienist about this the last time I was in and she said the Crest strips were the easiest to use that she had seen and they were effective but much cheaper than having it done professionally. The downside is that they only cover the teeth in the front of the mouth--the front 6 I think she said. Over time the stains will reoccur and it will need to be reapplied. How often depends on your teeth and your habits.

    I bought some Colgate whitener, which is the paint on type yesterday but thought I would begin trying it this weekend. I'll let you know if it works. It was much less expensive than the crest strips.
  13. by   JonRN
    To put things in perspective: If you only have 6 teeth like some of my past pt.s in the ER, it doesn't really matter whether they are white or not.

    Pappy
  14. by   PennyLane
    I bought the Crest whitestrips from my dentist a few weeks ago. They are easy to use, but expensive ($75). But they do work well. They lighten by about 5 shades. Unfortunately, they can cause tooth sensitivity, which I have already, so I sometimes have to skip days.

    The other option the hygenist mentioned is getting molds made of your teeth, and then having these plastic trays that you squirt stuff in and wear for a couple hours every day. It's about $300 for the trays. Since the stains will come back, when you want to buy a touch-up, it's $50. Usually people touch up about once a year or so.

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