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Teeth bleaching - anyone tried it?

(43 Posts)
flobbleflobble Fri 06-May-05 13:34:31

I am paying £300 next week to my dentist for some bleaching trays to be worn at night for 2 weeks in order to match up some darker teeth to other lighter ones - has anyone tried this?

I would love to hear your experiences!

ambrosia Fri 06-May-05 13:44:27

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flobbleflobble Fri 06-May-05 14:06:48

Oh thanks Ambrosia - so do you think the results are quite good even if it takes more like a month than 2 weeks? And are both friends pleased that they had it done?
And what about you?

flobbleflobble Fri 06-May-05 18:49:57

anyone else?

coldtea Fri 06-May-05 19:00:25

I enquired about it yesterday. Was told they do it for £250 but not very good for a smoker as it wouldn't last very long. no good for me.

flobbleflobble Fri 06-May-05 19:01:39

My dentist lets you keep the trays so you just top up whenever you need to - the gel lasts for 2 years in the fridge or you can buy more

coldtea Fri 06-May-05 19:05:55

ooh that sounds good, i think my dentist was trying to get me to have the dearer one as she said straight after that the one that costs £550 would be better!

mum2twins Sat 07-May-05 09:49:11

I bought the trays and bleach from ebay for about £10.00. I was just about to pay a couple of hundred for the same treatment but found it there. I was a bit worried at first but it has been brilliant and approx. 5 friends have tried and all have had great results and no problems. The only downside is probably that the trays are not custom built and you soak them in boiling water to soften and then take your own mould and so the fit may not be as so tight but it still worked for all of us. You only use the bleach for about 10 minutes each night and mine were done within about a week. You visably see the results instantly. I believe the gel is the same it is the technicians time making the trays which is where the dentists costs are.

basketcase Sat 07-May-05 09:55:30

wow - that was a brave move mum2twins. Not sure I would have risked bleaching trays and mouth bleach without a dentist. Saying that, the cost factor is attractive.
I have a temporary filling and waiting nasty root canal surgery in about three weeks time so will wait until after that and will then look on ebay if feeling brave.

mum2twins Sat 07-May-05 09:59:37

I know what you mean when I first did it I put it in for the minimum time of about 1 minute that frantically brushed my teeth and waited for my mouth to blow up or something. But obviously it didn't. What made me feel more confident is the feedback of the person who sells it has not had any back feedback just everyone raving about it. The instructions are quite clear also and very keen on just trialing it first in case of any reaction etc. I just thought well if it doesn't work it is only a few quid wasted. But it is addictive seeing the colour brighten up each time.

ambrosia Sat 07-May-05 14:18:25

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flobbleflobble Sat 07-May-05 18:25:32

Ambrosia thanks for that and I hope you are pleased with the botox - you'll have to keep us posted on what you make of that!

Twiglett Sat 07-May-05 18:29:16

was speaking about this to BIL (dentist)

he says don't be surprised if at the start you get a mottled effect it will even out over the weeks

normally takes about 3 weeks

you could have some mouth sensitivities but they will go as soon as you stop using the bleach

he is going to do it for me and DH (but we have to get our dentist to make our trays first which will cost us about £100 each)

I wouldn't buy it off the internet if you paid me to personally (I think that's really brave)

Whizzz Sat 07-May-05 18:31:57

No I haven't but thought the emoticon was applicable !

flobbleflobble Sat 07-May-05 18:37:56

rofl whizz & thanks for the inside story Twiglett - kind of wish I had tried some cheaper options first but too late now!

goldenoldie Sun 08-May-05 10:35:14

Yes, I have the trays and did the power-whitening too. Both give excellent results, but the power-whitening gives instant results, the trays take a couple of weeks. I also found that the bleach gel in the trays made my teeth sensitive, so I could only use it a couple of nights a week.

Jzee Mon 09-May-05 13:08:08

I'm no expert, but from what I have read and something that I am considering is Laser whitening which is one session. Bit pricey though!

Babyannabel Mon 09-May-05 13:36:23

Mum2twins would you mind letting us know which one that you bought (and who from) as I would much rather go on a recommendation than anything else. Also on ebay they have different percentages which I don't understand! Thank you

crunchie Mon 09-May-05 14:03:43

I also got some off ebay, I am sure there was another thread and a link to it. I'll try to find it. I used it 3 times and it really seemed to work. I must do it again, because I just keep forgetting and they aren't as white as I want yet.

crunchie Mon 09-May-05 14:05:41

Here is the other thread and a link to ebay where I got mine form


mum2twins Mon 09-May-05 15:30:16

babyannabel, just had a look at crunchies link and it was from the same ebay person super-white. Obviously not everyones cup of tea, but worked really well for me.

redsky Mon 09-May-05 15:38:40

I had a whitening treatment whilst on hols that involved painting on some clear stuff then having a bright light shone on it - took a total of just an hour. Then i was supposed to continue painting on the stuff daily for a few weeks. But I've got bored with doing it and the results don't look that good to me. I'd like to try the bleaching trays.

Sponge Mon 09-May-05 16:16:52

From what I understand you can't do this if you have any fillings, crowns, veneers etc. Anyone know about this?

haggered Tue 10-May-05 08:36:46

I had mine done and its wonderful but its expensive. My DH is going to get trays made as we told the dentist he lost his which will cost £40.00 and then buy bleach on line ( same stuff) which will cost £50.00 for over two weeks worth. I worked in the dentist when I got mine done so it cost me £70.00. Dentist DO make a huge profit on this !!!!!

haggered Tue 10-May-05 08:39:58

The Bleach will not work on crowns filings is best to get your dentist to make trays rather than one shape fits all type as you do not want to damage your gums.

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