Y.S. asks from Chicago, IL on March 05, 2008
G.Q. answers from Chicago on March 06, 2008
I use Crest Whitestrips and I could really tell the difference within a week. The package comes with strips for 2 weeks. A little over $20. My husband even made a comment that he is going to do it now!
D.P. answers from Chicago on March 06, 2008
I practice general dentistry in Franklin Park, IL. We have done tooth whitening for dozens of patients over the last 15-18 years. I write articles each month on various types of dental care in the Fra Noi--an Italian-American newspaper. If you e-mail me at ____@____.com, I will send you some of my articles. You can reach me at my office ###-###-####.
S.B. answers from Chicago on March 05, 2008
This recommendation came in my dentist's newsletter. Natural tooth whitener: To whiten teeth faster and cheaper, crush one strawberry (has malic acid) to a pulp, mix with 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, spread on teeth and leave for 5 minutes then brush with toothpaste. Good luck!
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M.W. answers from Chicago on March 05, 2008
I use Melaleuca's Whitening Tooth Polish. It comes with a money back guarantee (even if you return an empty tube) and only costs $3.59. The best thing about it is that it truly does what it says. I noticed a difference in about 2 weeks. At first I thought it was just me and then my hubby noticed it also. When I look back on my wedding video, I wish I had known about this amazing tooth polish. Before becoming a Melaleuca preferred customer, I tried the Crest whitening strips but they didn't work for me. They made my gums burn and they were really an inconvenience. Now, I just do what I do everday, brush! Here's the link if you'd like to take a look.
Hope this helps. Any questions, you're welcome to contact me.
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K.B. answers from Chicago on March 06, 2008
Hi, I have to agree with SallyB. I have not tried her natural whitening recipe, but I did just have a dental exam and a cleaning. The hygenist asked me if I had a grinding issue, or had been using whitening products? I told her that I used whitening toothpaste and used Crest Whitening rinse on a daily basis. She told me that that would explain the fact that the enamel was wearing off in places on my teeth. She asked me if my teeth were sensitive to heat or cold and I told her they were. She said that is because the enamel is wearing off and that the enamel is wearing off because of the whitening products. They are too harsh for teeth. She said she advises all of her patients to use only regular, non-whitening toothpaste when they brush and stay away from other whitening products if possible. They have not been on the market long enough to see long term effects on teeth. I just thought I would share that with you and you could seek advice from your Dentist before you proceed.
C.D. answers from Springfield on March 05, 2008
I found the Listerine Quick Dissolving Strips to be easy, affordable and actually work pretty well. They dissolve on your teeth within a few minutes and taste minty.
M.G. answers from Chicago on March 06, 2008
My dentist says it is okay to use the Crest Whitening Strips. They are easy to use and there are usually coupons. I have tried ti before but not in a few years, for some reason my top teeth really took to it more than the others and I am a bit gun shy to use again.
J. answers from Chicago on March 06, 2008
Crest premium white strips work well.
S.A. answers from Chicago on March 06, 2008
I know I can't afford the preparations to whiten teeth and I love cofee and tea. I use baking soda on my toothpaste every morning. It whitens pretty good for the amount of stains that I have.
A.N. answers from Chicago on March 06, 2008
i have used Crest white strips with success. more recently i have been using Crest's whitening tartar control with scope toothpaste and i can not believe the results. very natural whiteness. even my dental hygenist commented on how nice the color was at my last cleaning!