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Teeth whitening

(17 Posts)
thegoodnameshadgone Thu 30-Mar-17 19:00:27

Can anyone recommend so,etching you can buy online that's safe and not too expensive please?

GMOOH Thu 30-Mar-17 23:55:07

Crest Whitening Strips - the professional effects ones. They're excellent. Try and get 10 pouches (20 strips) so you've got a good 10 days worth.

retainertrainer Fri 31-Mar-17 06:36:33

I paid to have mine done professionally after I'd finished my orthodontic treatment. I was slightly pissed if to find that I could have bought the kit online at half the price! It's called polanight. Great results from it and no sensitivity.

retainertrainer Fri 31-Mar-17 06:36:50


specialsubject Fri 31-Mar-17 09:01:39

You can't buy anything that works over the counter in the UK, because stuff that works can damage teeth. That's why only dentists do teeth whitening here.

You can buy the unregulated American stuff online, for that horse with a piano in its mouth look so favoured by Hollywood. At your risk of wrecked teeth and gums, and you won't grow more.

garmsfresh Fri 31-Mar-17 10:42:10

Crest strips are amazing !

Hadenoughtoday01 Fri 31-Mar-17 11:02:15

You can buy these in Boots in the UK,

thegoodnameshadgone Fri 31-Mar-17 11:57:29

Thank you for your replies

specialsubject Sun 02-Apr-17 12:14:13

Those boots ones will do nothing if sold legally in the UK. Note the asterisks and 'up to' in the description. It is like the before and after photos for wrinkle creams - without Photoshop there is no difference !

itsbetterthanabox Sun 02-Apr-17 17:17:00

Are crest strips safe? I've got some my friend bought me. I wanted to use them before my wedding.

Heatherjayne1972 Sun 02-Apr-17 20:00:31

Just to say it's illegal for anyone (beauticians hairdressers etc) to do whitening in the U.K.
Please see a qualified dentist for this

poxpoxeverywhere Mon 03-Apr-17 11:59:30

I really want to try the crest strips but can't find them online.

oliviaoatcake Mon 03-Apr-17 13:02:46

All the 'over the counter' ones do is dry your teeth out so they look whiter. They return to their normal shades after a few days (sooner, depending on your enamel).

The only way to get a real change is via the dentist.

specialsubject Mon 03-Apr-17 13:54:19

Ah, so that's how the claims work. Clever, eh?

Ollivander84 Mon 03-Apr-17 13:58:46

I had zoom done at my dentist. Full check up and hygienist appointment before, then had the in chair whitening followed by at home trays. If you wanted it cheaper you could just do the trays
He explained to me that v v white teeth in the media are generally veneers
I'm so pleased with the results he got for me and I've had no side effects

GMOOH Mon 03-Apr-17 18:05:21

pox I get mine from Ebay.

birkenstocks Mon 03-Apr-17 19:01:53

I'm scared of eBay in case they're fake!

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