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Teeth whitening...costs?

(36 Posts)
purplepeony Tue 18-Aug-09 12:55:25

Just been quoted £480 for top and bottom at my dentist ( private only.)

They make trays/gum shields for your mouth, then you use the bleach at home for as long as you need until you get the colour you want.

anyone tried this?

morningpaper Tue 18-Aug-09 12:57:08

sounds about right

I was quote 600 which includes replacing a bit of knackered enamel

EyeballsintheSky Tue 18-Aug-09 12:57:53

My dentist charges slightly more than that for the at home version about about £650 to do it in the surgery. Have an appointment next month and will discuss it then.

Am very interested as it would help my confidence no end. But I read that they can only lighten the colour you have rather than give you a totally different colour IYSWIM.

purplepeony Tue 18-Aug-09 13:04:17

Eyeballs- I think a lighter version of your own colour will look more natural- whiter than white looks false.

EyeballsintheSky Tue 18-Aug-09 13:09:39

I guess. God fobid I end up with the Jodie Marsh dazzle

purplepeony Tue 18-Aug-09 14:56:51

what's the procedure?

when you go the first time, do they do an impression of your teeth, then do you have to go back for the trays once they are made? Or do you get the trays etc all on the one day?

I just had a quick chat today with the dentist and didn't discuss this kind of time scale.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 18-Aug-09 14:57:39

We charge £350..come here grin

EyeballsintheSky Tue 18-Aug-09 14:58:46

Are you in the South East perchance?

Sidge Tue 18-Aug-09 15:00:30

I paid £250 for mine. Silicone moulds to wear at night and loads of bleach to squidge into them. The impressions were done within about ten minutes then I went back a week or so later to have the moulds fitted and checked and be shown what to do.

Actually I must do them again, it's been a while...

VinegarTits Tue 18-Aug-09 15:00:37

I have, i got excellent results, but mine only cost £350 (but that was 2 yrs ago so probably gone up a bit since)

purplepeony Tue 18-Aug-09 15:12:30

eyeballs- yes, 35 miles from London.

EyeballsintheSky Tue 18-Aug-09 15:17:09

In which direction?

purplepeony Tue 18-Aug-09 15:22:17

directly north.

EyeballsintheSky Tue 18-Aug-09 15:41:04

Hmm...other side to me but doable...

<<checks credit card balance>>

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 19-Aug-09 07:03:40

Sorry, I didn't get chance to respond, sadly I am not in South East but in Edinburgh!

purplepeony Wed 19-Aug-09 07:26:45

Does any of the bleach escape? I have a "gut" health issue and could not cope if I swallowed any peroxide.
My dentist says not, but just want to check.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 19-Aug-09 07:28:34

I have no idea I'm afraid, I just makes the appointment and takes the money!

runnermama Mon 24-Aug-09 15:14:55

Can I join a bit late?? Mine were £300 ish and worth every penny. Lots of vomitting during 3 pregs had taken it's toll IYKWIM!! You have to get the hang of putting right amount of bleach into the trays so not too much goes on your gums. My teeth were sensitive if I did it 2 nights running but fine if did it every 3 nights instead. dh thought my voice with trays in was rather amusing!!

clarebear1 Mon 24-Aug-09 21:45:47

Get the colgate strips set off ebay, worked a treat and only £20! done mine a year and half ago and people still comment how white my teeth are!

Bibithree Mon 24-Aug-09 21:50:30

Can you do this if you've got 2 crowns at the front?

clarebear1 Mon 24-Aug-09 22:01:58

Apologies i ment Crest not colgate, write in colgate whitestrips on ebay, tried to do a link but didnt work. Im not sure about on crowns sorry, have an investigate!

purplepeony Mon 24-Aug-09 22:09:01

I don't fancy the strips- heard bad stuff, such as can be too strong or not strong enough, and my teeth aren't straight, so I don't think they would lie right.

If you have any crowns or veneers you have to have them redone to match your new whiter teeth- they won't bleach like normal teeth. ( i have one tooth that was chipped and is veneered and the dentist said have it redone after whitening.)

geordieminx Tue 25-Aug-09 13:05:54

Second the whitening strips - for £25 they were an absolute bargi, and worked really well - perhaps not as good as £500 dentistry, but for £25 you really cant loose?

purplepeony Tue 25-Aug-09 14:34:46

but how do strips actually stay on if your teeth aren't even?

LittleWonder Tue 25-Aug-09 14:47:28

My daughter did the cogate teeth whitening - £30 off the internet somewhere, looks fantastic and it's been a while. she just kept it on for half an hour each evening. i am scared of trying anything as teeth incredibly sensitive, so will watch this thread...

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