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I second this! The white strips worked for me but made my teeth super sensitive if I used them every day. I also started using charcoal toothpaste daily and that’s made a big improvement for me and my FH. It sounds gross but it works and they make it in mint flavor.
Crest white strips (use the sensitive formula) and charcoal toothpaste periodically. My photographer called me after taking my engagement photos wanting to know my secret for how I whitened me teeth and complimented that she didn’t need to edit my teeth in the photos. You might not be able to tell the difference in person but apparently it makes a difference in photos!
I had my teeth professionally whitened over the summer at a salon I found on groupon- it had great reviews(always be sure to check those) so I went, and I was glad I did, I paid $44 for the originally $149 service!
I just got PlusWhite, $14 at Walmart. I've used it off and on for years. I stopped using it because one Halloween, my teeth were whiter than my vampire fangs! I think they still are! It's super easy to use, though. Comes with a little squishy bite tray and gel. I brush my teeth, pop it in before my shower and rinse when I'm done with my shower. Works for me! It helped save me from cavities when I was afraid to go to the dentist for four years. Good luck with whichever you choose!
I've tried Crest White Strips before and they do work. There are a number of similar products on the market as well, including more "natural" versions. I'm going to start using a charcoal toothpaste in the mornings (I use a high-fluoride prescription toothpaste at night) and closer to the wedding will either try some sort of whitening strips or have considered giving "hi smile" or something similar a go. I'll probably just stick with strips because I know they work and don't need the extra clutter or expense of a UV whitening kit in my house.
Has anyone had any luck convincing their SO to try whitening with them? My FH drinks coffee and has pretty stained teeth but an amazing smile. I'd like us both to try to whiten our teeth a bit before our big day (especially since I'll be wearing an ivory dress and him a white shirt) but I feel like when I first mentioned it to him he wasn't buying into the idea, and I don't want him to think I'm superficial or don't like his teeth, just that it makes sense to be a little bit extra for our wedding day, since using some strips at home isn't too difficult or expensive and will result in some improvements.