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At Home Teeth Whitening

Erica, on November 9, 2019 at 9:17 AM Posted in Fitness and Health 2 15
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I wanted to get my teeth whitened before my wedding, but it is a lot more expensive than I realized. Any at home kits you recommend?

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Latest activity by Kari, on January 22, 2020 at 11:40 AM
  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    The crest white strips work really well
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  • Cyndy
    Master May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    My dentist told me to just use the Crest white strips
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Another vote for Crest White Strips
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I used the crest strips for about a few weeks or so before my wedding
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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    I also used and recommend the Crest white strips.
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  • Z
    Devoted November 2019
    Zoe ·
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    I used crest white strips as well but keep in mind you may need to skip a day (or four , like me) because of sensitivity. Even with skipping days though they definitely work!
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  • Kelley
    Dedicated May 2021
    Kelley ·
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    Definitely agree on crest white strips!
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  • Sharlene
    Beginner October 2020
  • Amber
    Devoted April 2022
    Amber ·
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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.
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  • Hannah
    Dedicated November 2019
    Hannah ·
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    Crest white strips made my teeth incredibly sensitive, even to cold air.
    so I used 7 days of Smile Direct’s whitening kit.
    my teeth looked PHENOMENAL day of. Seriously quite a few shades lighter.

    (I don’t have a pic of my teeth before, cause I used to not smile in pictures. 4 days in vs. day of wedding)

    At Home Teeth Whitening 1

    At Home Teeth Whitening 2
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  • Dynesha
    Devoted June 2020
    Dynesha ·
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    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!
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  • Amanda
    Dedicated August 2019
    Amanda ·
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    Crest White Strips worked for me! I started them about 2 weeks before the big day.
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  • Hannah
    Dedicated October 2020
    Hannah ·
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    Have you checked on groupon?

    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!

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  • Brittany
    Savvy March 2020
    Brittany ·
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    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!
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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
    Kari ·
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    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.

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