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Best teeth whitening products?

Asked by JesusWasAJewbot (1510points) January 26th, 2010

Im a smoker, little displeased with the small coloration on my teeth. What products have been tried and true by fellow flutherites?

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deni's avatar

My teeth were never yellow but they weren’t “white” anymore so 2 years ago I used crest whitestrips for 2 weeks and when I was done they were definitely whiter and after that I started brushing my teeth at least 2 times a day very thoroughly, but often 3 or 4 times a day and they’ve maintained the whiteness ever since. i believe youre supposed to use them every 6 months or a year or something, but i haven’t seen a need.

JLeslie's avatar

Use the Crest whitening strips, they work.

trailsillustrated's avatar

the best ones are the custom trays and bleach syringes you get at the dental office. next best are the ones you buy at the chemist that have pre-formed trays. They all work, don’t get the ‘strips’ they slip and fall off too much to be of any use.

OneMoreMinute's avatar

How about not smoking?

*Eeewww, *geeesh, that sounds so bossy, sorry.
I just come from an old fashioned school where it’s best to just eliminate the cause, not treat the symptoms. Is what I meant. Some of those teeth whiteners are hard on teeth enamel and can cause problems later on.

trailsillustrated's avatar

@OneMoreMinute smoking doesn’t really stain the teeth, anymore than wine or certain foods, if you brush right. Dental bleach has been heavily researched for over 30 years and it’s safe. Heavy overuse like a crazy person might do can burn the gums and etch the teeth. Used as directed, its’ safe.

stump's avatar

I have been using Listerine Whitening Prebrush Rinse and am very happy with it. It is easy, just rinse for a minute before brushing morning and bedtime. The bottle says to expect results in six to eight weeks, but I saw results in a week. I used to use Listerine anyway, so it is no more of a chore. It is peroxide based, so it fizzes in your mouth. Great product.

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stratman37's avatar

so we can’t just rinse with hydrogen peroxide?

JLeslie's avatar

@stratman37 No. Too harsh, and just rinsing the chemical doesn’t sit on your tooth long enough to have a real effect I think.

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