teeth whitening


mamaluv
on Sep 20, 2006 @ 07:35 am

I NEED a good teeth whitening product. I've been using the Colgate Total + whitening which I think has slowed the overall yellowing of my teeth, but need to do something about my base colour. Has anyone tried those tape strips? Do they whiten only where the tape is touching, or does the bleaching product get into the little dents and ripples on the tooth, as well as around the corners in between the teeth? I would prefer professional services, but that's just not in the cards right now... Ideas please!
 

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Ali de Bold
Teeth Whitening kit for $40 that works amazing! on Sep 20, 2006 @ 10:26 am

I've tried the toothpastes as well and found they did jack all. My dentist recommended Day White,a kit you can get from most dentists for about $40. You have to get a mold of your teeth taken to create the trays, and that's a little pricey (I think it was around $100?), but it is a one time cost and you can use 'em forever. The day white lasts a long time (about 6 months per use) and the solution itself lasts much longer. I buy a new kit every couple of years so in the long run it's cheaper than most off the shelf solutions out there and it does a professional job!
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mamaluv
how does it work? on Sep 22, 2006 @ 12:29 am

Do you "soak" your teeth for a certain period of time or what?
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Ali de Bold
Easy Peasy! on Sep 22, 2006 @ 04:14 pm

You just wear the trays for about 1/2 an hour - 45 min once or twice to get the desired whiteness, then you don't have to wear them again until about 6 months later. They get huge results. I noticed a really big difference and it's been years later. I just do a touch up every now and then.
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Scents Of Peace
A natural solution . . . on Dec 19, 2006 @ 12:48 am

Use just baking soda and water. You can add a drop or two of essential oils like clove, wintergreen, myrrh and fennel to sweeten the breath, and cleanse and tone the gums. I've had clients with badly stained teeth from coffee, tea and cigarettes that saw results over a short period of time. One gentleman had overlapping teeth and stated he had "always had a stain between the crack" where they joined. He was delighted that within a month of daily use the stain disappeared, naturally !
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mamaluv
good idea! on Dec 20, 2006 @ 06:34 pm

Thanks 'scents'! Do you use the soda on your toothbrush or how? Essential oils is a great idea; do you just mix that in with the soda/water? Also, I don't have stains from tobacco or coffee, just the natural yellowing with time... will it still make a noticeable difference?
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Scents Of Peace
Yes . . . on Dec 22, 2006 @ 01:51 am

I like to mix it ahead of time - the essential oils and baking soda - so I just apply it to my wet brush and go to town ! Technically, you're making your own paste because the essential oils moisten the baking soda to a degree. Just don't over dampen your brush because then it will dissolve before you get it to your mouth. Unless you have yellowing from excessive antibiotics as a child, you should see a difference. One thing you will notice is a decrease in "Funky Mouth" that you sometimes get later in the day. Also, concerning the amount of oils, you only need a few drops per SEVERAL tablespoons baking soda as they are very potent ! The clove oil (approved for use by the American Dental Association) will make you drool ;-) Let me know how it works out !
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mamaluv
Thanks! on Dec 27, 2006 @ 09:23 pm

Great ideas, thank you 'scents'! Where do I buy the clove oil? I'll keep you posted.
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Scents Of Peace
You're welcome ! on Dec 29, 2006 @ 03:05 am

These days, with holistic and homeopathic being the trend, you can find many essential oils in mainstream outlets without having to make a special trip to the natural health store. Tea tree oil and clove for example, you can find in your local drug store. If you absolutely cannot find wintergreen or peppermint, use baking extract as long as it is pure and not artificial flavoring. The most important thing is to check for the language, "essential oil of . . ." or "essence of . . ." or the claim, "100% natural oil of . . ." to ensure that it's not a fragrance oil. If you have problems locating oils, let me know and I can help you further.
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dominicana
teeth whitening on Jul 26, 2007 @ 04:13 pm

hi how do you clean the teeth?

thank you
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Scents Of Peace
Very simple !! on Aug 01, 2007 @ 02:46 am

Mix your baking soda and oils ahead of time and store in a closed container. When you are ready to brush your teeth, do one of the following methods and brush as you normally would. Let me know if you need more help or have any questions !

1) Dampen your toothbrush and shake excess water off ( this is important - if you don't shake off excess water your powder will "melt"). Dip toothbrush into baking soda and brush like normal. Rinse and repeat if needed.

2) Pinch a little between your fingers (dry), place it on your damp toothbrush and use your normal brushing techniques. Rinse and repeat if needed.

Sorry I didn't get to you sooner - I was on my honeymoon last week ;-)

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