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Anyone had their teeth whitened...?

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Lumpylumperson Thu 22-Sep-16 14:41:24

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Badgoushk Thu 22-Sep-16 14:44:55

I had mine done about 20 years ago with the gel. I have sensitive teeth and it was agony. I had to stop after 3 days and couldn't eat. I restarted again a few days later but could only do another night. I was disappointed as it was pretty pricey!

Years later I tried laser whitening which also hurt but it was over with after a few days.

My mum's best friend is a dentist and she says the lasering is a waste of time because all it does is dry the teeth out temporarily to make them look whiter. She says the bleach trays is the only way and said if I were to do it again to do it once a week.

Sorry not to be more positive.

hollinhurst84 Thu 22-Sep-16 14:46:49

I'm having mine done tomorrow!

MrsRonBurgundy Thu 22-Sep-16 14:47:14

Oooo following because I'm considering it too! I don't have sensitive teeth but am worried about them becoming sensitive

RebeccaWithTheGoodHair Thu 22-Sep-16 14:53:10

I've had the same experience as Badgoushk. The laser whitening seemed good and didn't hurt but it also didn't last.

I managed the gel for about 3 days before my teeth just became so sensitive I was clenching them like I was coming down from an E.

However it did work so every once in a while I grit my teeth (literally) and have another crack at it for one night. I don't think I'll ever have super-white teeth but doing it this way has made them better.

Lumpylumperson Thu 22-Sep-16 14:55:14

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hollinhurst84 Thu 22-Sep-16 14:56:10

I'm having the zoom one but with take home trays too

Badgoushk Thu 22-Sep-16 15:19:00

The sensitivity went away completely after about 3-4 days of not using the trays. But it came back again with each use. But it goes again! It's just rather unpleasant not being able to chew for 3-4 days!

Also, I felt like the bleach was trickling down my throat in the night. That was probably the worst bit. I kept spitting it out until I fell asleep.

Florathefern Thu 22-Sep-16 15:30:50

I used the trays which were very pricey at the time. I couldn't stick the pain at all and stopped after a couple of days. I never went near the bottom teeth at all!

For a previous poster who wore hers at night, are you sure you were meant to do that? Mine were for a maximum of an hour (I think it was an hour). I couldn't even handle that let alone all night. My teeth felt like i was eating cotton wool.

NuggetofPurestGreen Thu 22-Sep-16 15:36:51

I did it and had no sensitivity at all! Wore the trays every night for about 2.5 weeks. Results were excellent.

NuggetofPurestGreen Thu 22-Sep-16 15:37:41

I think mine cost €250. B

DianaT1969 Thu 22-Sep-16 17:40:32

Were any of these Kohr whitening? Wondering which system to try.

NEmum Thu 22-Sep-16 17:43:18

I had mine done (trays) for my wedding last year & it was a fantastic investment! I also had very yellowing teeth - v healthy just their natural colour.
Mine were sensitive to start with but over time it got better, you definitely need to use an extra sensitive toothpaste but I was so pleased I persevered as the results are still fantastic!

NEmum Thu 22-Sep-16 17:43:53

I also wore mine every night X

Dowser Thu 22-Sep-16 18:19:43

I did mine in America . Was $200. Had trays made and they made such a difference.
It was an hour a day every day for about 10 days I think.
I redo them every so often
They aren't brilliant while but for a 64 year old lass, they are doing ok.

burnishedsilver Thu 22-Sep-16 18:21:58

I had to done and I'm happy with it. They were sensitive at first but it calmed down aster a few days of a sensitive toothpaste.

Badgoushk Thu 22-Sep-16 20:02:48

Florathefern, yeah I'm pretty sure I was supposed to wear them at night! But this was 20 odd years ago so perhaps they have improved since and don't require quite so long.

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