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    Theres some old

    posts on here about this topic, but they are... old What recent experiences have people had with professional

    and home teeth whitening? Does anyone know the cost of the professional centers these days? Is there any good home

    stuff out now?

    I have used the Nite White Turbo home kits, go on Ebay for about $30. So far those are the

    fastest ones I have ever seen. 2 Nights and your teeth are ivory. The BAD BAD thing about it is that it leaves

    your teeth sensitive ALL DAY!!!! And its not the "spiking" sensitive like bio says in his post (though it can be if

    you drink something cold) its the annoying sensitive, but its so bad that you wanna smash your head against the wall

    and knock your teeth out. Pain killers do NOT hamper that sensitivity either (why on earth is that?). Thats why I

    dont use it much anymore.
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    I've only used the Crest

    Whitestrips so far. They do a great job, but the effect doesn't seem last that long. Probably gonna end up going

    with Brite Smile.

    Be careful as to what home kit you choose. A lot of those will eat through the enamel like

    nobody's business, possibly resulting in damaged choppers.

    I know a couple of unfortunates who used these

    home kits and ended up with a chipped (or cracked) tooth.
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    Try salt and baking soda, you will be

    surprised at the results.


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    Ok, So Im thinking about

    doing the professional whitening job. Is Brite Smile the best? Also someone mentioned that it doesnt make your

    teeth really sensitive like the home kits do. Is that right? How does it work? I imagine they put you in a

    dentist chair, have something that holds your mouth open, apply some form of gel and use UV light to make its

    reaction 20x as fast as standalone? Something like 3 sets of 20 min sessions back to back for 1 hour total? How

    much does it run? Thanks guys.
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    CS,

    Since my impressions,

    upper and lower trays, and box of 4 Opalescence 20% syringes cost $250, then the light whitening treatment costs

    $250 in the $500 package deal they offered me. As an update, I have been brushing with Sensodyne, and my teeth are

    not as sensitive when whitening the last few times. Furthermore, I performed some research and found Ultra EZ

    desensitizing gel can be put in the trays to seal the microscopic dentin tubules exposed via enamel loss just as the

    toothpaste does.

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    "Ok, So Im thinking about doing the

    professional whitening job. Is Brite Smile the best? Also someone mentioned that it doesnt make your teeth really

    sensitive like the home kits do. Is that right?"

    I had Brite Smile done at my dentist's office. It's good

    at whitening. You'll be offered some pain killer afterward (at least I was). You will feel waves of "discomfort"

    for about 24 hours, I didn't need the pain killer, YMMV.

    "How does it work? I imagine they put you in a

    dentist chair, have something that holds your mouth open, apply some form of gel and use UV light to make its

    reaction 20x as fast as standalone? Something like 3 sets of 20 min sessions back to back for 1 hour total?"



    First they put on a gell that hardens into a protective shield for your gums and lips. Then they apply the whitening

    gell to your teeth. They then stick a lamp in your mouth and you have to sit perfictly still for about 20 minutes.

    After that time, they come back and apply more gell. and repeat again for a total of about 1 hour.

    "How

    much does it run? Thanks guys."

    Used to be $500-600, but now I'm seeing it advertised for about $350.



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    Painkillers? Waves of

    discomfort?

    How bad is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holmes
    Painkillers? Waves of

    discomfort?

    How bad is it?
    Sort of a dull ache that comes and goes, not that bad, though some people

    want pain killers.

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