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Anyone tried Teeth Whitening / bleaching?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Conrad11, 18 Feb 2006.

  1. Conrad11


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,362

    Hi there,

    I am thinking of trying the home teeth whitening stuff and wondered if anyone has tried it with success and where they got their kit from etc.

  2. Skeptic


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,153

    Location: UK

  3. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,774

    Location: Brighton


    First thing I thought of before looking at the replies... beaten to it :(
  4. Sanzy


    Joined: 12 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,117

    Location: Forget About It

    Your telling me you didnt think TOP GEAR richard hammend :O tut tut
  5. VaderDSL


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,484

    Location: Manchester

    nah the ross thing is more famous :p even though I too watch top gear, but to the OP I often think about teeth whitening, but then i think, i brush my teeth twice a day, if it was natural to have sparkly white teeth i would have them already.
  6. Dace

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 2,367

    Location: Long Eaton, Nottingham

    I just read an article on this in a womans magazine (karma anyone?) :D

    Apparently, your dentist can blast your teeth with 'something' (flouride maybe?) to bleach them for around £30, which is pretty reasonable IMO. I'm thinking of getting it done myself :)
  7. Trixter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 May 2005

    Posts: 1,000

    Location: Poulton-Le-Fylde

    Yeah had this done about 3 months ago, it makes your teeth really sensetive, i had to start using special toothpaste (sensodyne ?) and there still a bit sensetive now.

    The results are poor, i cant tell a difference, dont do it unless there really bad.
  8. theleg


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,420

    Location: UK

    Im gonna get it done while im out here...problem is that one of my front teeth got smashed in half when i was younger and now theres a filling...which will be a different colour if i get the teeth done...so ill have to get that sorted first...

    sparkling white teeth for the win.
  9. eXor


    Joined: 13 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,585


    The lights were out and then... :p :D
  10. Phantom


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,809

    Location: Southampton, Hampshire

    get yourself an electric toothbrush - better for your teeth, more healthier, and teeth become naturally whiter/cleaner
  11. Noxis


    Joined: 26 Jul 2003

    Posts: 6,348

    Location: Surrey

    Flouride naturally dyes your teeth slightly off white anyway - thus this is the colour of healthy teeth, not "Hollywood" white.

    Kinda the same arguements as fake breasts :p
  12. 233


    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 13,122

    Location: Glasgow

    yeah hammond was the first thought for me too :)
  13. Mic


    Joined: 4 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,869

    Location: Ireland

    wow, back in the days when Friends was on sky one :eek:
  14. M0T


    Joined: 23 Aug 2003

    Posts: 4,583

    Location: House

    I have had stained teeth after I was given so medication as a child. No amount of whitening toothpastes or expensive brushes made any difference.

    Recently I have been trying products from the supermarket (home kits etc) and they seem to make little difference either.

    Last week I got a 'proper' kit of the internet that I am trying out, might be the wallet factor but it seems to be working. I'll report back and let you know.
  15. MJ


    Joined: 26 May 2005

    Posts: 497

    Location: Southwest

    my advice don't use anything in the UK its all rubbish, if you ever go to the states get some colgate white strips they contain somthin we are not allowed over here. And they are amazin.
  16. DB_SamX


    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 8,251

    Location: Winchester

    I find that using Sensodyne Whiteneing that gently bleaches your teeth does not really work but actually makes my molars more sensitive as it erodes the upper layer of your teeth!
  17. jhmaeng

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 May 2004

    Posts: 2,060

    Location: London, UK

    From what I gather, a fairly extensive job consisting of forking well over £300 (and multiplied by more sessions, if required) is the only way to guarantee noticeable results. Toothpaste and home kits apparently don't contain enough active ingredients to really make a difference, unless you have the patience of a saint.
  18. penski


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 20,834

    Location: NE8

    I have manky-coloured teeth. Seriously off-white but not brown or anything...*shudders*

    I've always had them and I always will...but they're strong and healthy. Never had a filling in my life.

    Of course, my tea habit contributes to keeping them the shade that they are.

  19. William


    Joined: 26 Jul 2003

    Posts: 10,948

    Location: Derby

    What they get died off white by fluorine?
  20. Dr House


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,223

    Location: London / Prague

    I assume you have tetracycline staining, there is very little you can do short of getting your teeth capped.