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teeth whitening

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appletarts Mon 08-Apr-13 21:27:34

Has anyone done a teeth whitening home kit? I'm a bit worried because a friend did her's and they look tip-exed. Does anyone have a recommendation please?

Mu123 Fri 12-May-17 09:38:36

ifonly i have a front upper implant. Teeth were whitened then the implant crown was made to match. Have had new trays made so i can top up every now and then

newnameoldme Thu 11-May-17 19:38:23

ifonlyiweretaller your dentist should match the porcelain to your existing teeth. they will not change colour if bleached

newnameoldme Thu 11-May-17 19:36:14

i'm currently doing home whitening - mould and kit from dentist 10%bleach and i'm really impressed with how fast they are whitening.
i put the tray in at night and as it's moulded to my teeth its comfortable and absolutely fine to sleep in.

I've done zoom whitening in the past when i was a smoker and the results were great and rapid but my teeth were horribly sensitive for ages so much that I needed to take painkillers and they didn't stay white as long as I expected so not as good value.

The home whitening I've bought from dentist now cost £149, discounted as I'm on patient plan.

My sister has used home whitening kit she bought on ebay and it turned her gums white for a week!

AdrianPrecious Thu 11-May-17 18:42:37

Oops sorry I add the wrong link in my previous post. It should have been

AdrianPrecious Thu 11-May-17 18:39:16

We've written a general teeth whitening guide that can be found here I'd appreciate feedback as we have some other general dentistry guides too for Weddings & Teeth Straightening.

Ifonlyiweretaller Thu 16-Feb-17 10:25:14

A private dentist has offered teeth whitening as an add on because I require some other complicated dental work. I have a 2 tooth gap and thought my only option, apart from the removable plate I have now, would be to have implants (which unfortunately would also involve a sinus lift -shudder).

However he has said he can do a bridge as a somewhat cheaper (still £3k though!) alternative. I am inclined to go for this option as apart from the cheaper cost it is also a much quicker process. I am puzzled about how the teeth whitening will work though - will the 'fake' teeth not end up a different colour to my whitened ones? Do porcelain teeth whiten the same way that natural teeth do?

Heatherjayne1972 Thu 16-Feb-17 08:12:44

Ok to be clear you run a big risk getting your teeth whitened by anyone but a qualified dentist/hygienist
It's illegal for hairdressers/beauticians/dental technicians to do Realistically they aren't trained dentally so what will they do if it goes wrong (chemical burn sensitivity etc)
They can and do get prosecuted
If you buy a product of the internet anything could be in it - you'd be really really foolish to risk it

ApWhitty Wed 15-Feb-17 17:56:07

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doziedoozie Mon 30-Jun-14 18:25:42

I had mine done by the dentist. You have a mold made and squirt in the bleach. I just carried on as normal with the mold in my mouth eg watching tv, doing housework, but would spit out the saliva regularly. An hour a day for 10 days.

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 30-Jun-14 18:17:07

Nooo. Don't bleach yourself!
I have mine done every six months or so by a lovely lady who does a couple of salons and home visits. Using non bleach gel and a lamp. As I'm a red wine fan my teeth slightly discolour in between. I see quite impressive results each time. And no soreness or sensitivity. £50. I'm really happy with it. So are a few friends.

Goldenears83 Mon 30-Jun-14 18:07:49

Hi all

Rather than pay extortionate Dentists prices I chose to take the DIY route after I had checked with my Dentist that my teeth were suitable for bleaching.

First I purchased a self impression kit.

I watched video tutorials on YouTube on how to take the correct impressions.

I purchased Philips ZOOM! DayWhite ACP 14% to use in my trays. This bleach is professional quality and professional strength.

Hope this helps.

hiphapnap Fri 27-Jun-14 11:28:01

I did mine myself, Here is a post I did on how to do it for under £50. You need to be careful though and not cut corners.

TheSydenhamSet Tue 24-Sep-13 23:33:56

I had my teeth whitened at bow lane dental practise in London. I was thrilled with the results and paid for trays to be made that were moulded to my teeth so I could do at-home treatments. All well and good til I had the bright idea to sterilize them in baby's bottle sterilizer. I opened the lid to plastic gloop hmmhmmhmm

Mummyoftheyear Tue 24-Sep-13 23:15:33

Bought the dentist one. They made me trays to fit my mouth. Brilliant and can be used again and again in the future too

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Tue 24-Sep-13 23:05:34

I had trays and bleach from a dentist about 13 yrs ago . Like the previous poster I couldn't complete as it was too painful.
I find Whitestrips cause pain as well.
I now have a kit waiting for me to make the impression and send away for the trays - cost about£100 and the gel is supposed to be a weaker % for sensitivity. Keep putting it off though as I'm chicken!

AngieM2 Tue 24-Sep-13 22:00:37

I had mine done about 2.5 yrs ago. Got trays and bleach from dentist. Paid about £100 but that was mate rate as my sister worked there. I've repeated it once since then but really I found it is extremely painful and my teeth are so sensitive that its almost impossible to do. (My friend had the same at another dentist and they gave her her money back as she couldn't complete the treatment)

Jimhedrick82 Tue 24-Sep-13 09:07:48

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babySophieRose Wed 10-Apr-13 11:10:33

How much whither you want to go? I am using Janina ultra white toothpaste before bed and Sonicare electric toothbrush with great results, very natural looking white teeth.

MostFamousMonkey Wed 10-Apr-13 10:08:09

Just wanted to add that by having your dentist make the trays and applying the gel yourself at home which is what I did, you do have quite a bit of control over the level of whiteness you get. It's gradual and you can see each day how it's progressing. Therefore no Tippex look here!

Whitershadeofpale Tue 09-Apr-13 18:04:42

Great thank you all. It's a bit more than I was looking to pay but I'll ask next time I'm there and see what they can offer me.

babybarrister Tue 09-Apr-13 17:05:40

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ATouchOfStuffing Tue 09-Apr-13 17:05:30

Eeek. Won't be doing that then! Thanks.

MrsMorton Tue 09-Apr-13 17:01:54

A nurse of mine tried to use her retainer but because it didn't have any space for the gel, it just squeezed out onto her gums and gave her chemical burns. She got the gel from a friend and it was far too strong...

Whiter, you won't look silly, if they give you a quote that's too much just say, ooh that's more than I wanted to pay but I obviously want to avoid getting it done illegally at Bluewater. You might be surprised at the outcome, especially if you're a regular attender. The practice I worked at where we did bleaching (I don't do it very often now) would give regular good attenders "special offers".

AKissIsNotAContract Tue 09-Apr-13 16:55:36

Whiter: I'm not in London but would have thought £200-350. You won't look silly for asking about it and then deciding not to go ahead, whatever the reason.

AKissIsNotAContract Tue 09-Apr-13 16:52:23

ATouch: I doubt it. Whitening trays don't cover the gums and usually have reservoirs in which to put the gel. Either way, you would need to by the gel from a dentist and they would be unethical to sell it to you without checking your trays fit correctly first.

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