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#1 Platinumwithice

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 08:10 AM

I read posts a while back about the success of Colgates whitening paste.

Ladies were also letting us know when they saw it on special.

I'd love to try it, but i'm reluctant to spend 30 dollars on such a small bottle.....

anyone seen it on special?????

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 09:20 AM

Hi there,

I have just finshed the third week of using that product everyday as directed. I am a little disappointed with the results. I did my top teeth only so as to compare them to the bottom ones. They are slightly better, but not a great deal. I have heard girls having better luck with the m@cleans whitening str!ps. So what the bottle says is true to a point, it does work for 2 shades or so, but trust me, 2 or 3 shades isnt much at all! Still it might just be my teeth, it probably works better for some poeple than others.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 09:21 AM

ps, I havent seen it on special anywhere for a while. It was when i bought it a few weeks back from W@@l worths.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 10:30 AM

Hi Carly,

My husband is a dentist and I sometimes help out at the admin desk in the clinic he works at. I have seen his patients walking in for a professional whitening service becuase those bleaching products on the market just didn't work.

Although the price tag of $30-something is high, but comparing to having it professionally done, it's considered quite economical. However, as Joanne have mentioned, the result is limited.

There are two ways to professionally whitening your teeth. The best result (of course, the most expensive) would be "Zoom", which is a laser whitening technique. But apparently it can be painful for some people who have sensitive teeth/gum. It's a two hours procedure and if you are not a caffeine addict like me, the result will last up to 6 months. Your dentist will also provide a "tray" made to fit your teeth for maintenance every 6 months. The cost is however, approximately $900. The result is superb.

The cheaper option is the traditional "tray" (or a very thin mouth guard). My husband gave me that before my wedding and the result is quite good. You wear it with a bleaching agent one hour per night for two weeks. Your gum might feel funny for the first time but it'll be good afterward. The cost is about $350.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 10:55 AM

I agree with Linda.

I am a dental nurse I know for a fact that none of these "chemist" products are worth using!

They whiten 2-3 shades which really is not a lot when you compare our professional tooth whitening which whitens 10-15 shades! We use 16% strength whitening gel and the chemist products are approx 2%-4%. Huge difference!

@@Zoom!@@ Is awesome if you want instant results! I have met Dr Dorfman(creater of Zoom! and the dentist from Extreame Makeovers) I also had dinner with his right-hand man on Tuesday night. In our office @@Zoom!@@ Is $990 and take-home is $350. When you compare the results and prices with the "chemist" products, you are far better off spending the money on professional whitening and not wasting it on marketing and advertising!! by buying chemist product.

The @@Whitening@@Strips@@ ad is sooo misleading!!! The bride that gets married in red, her teeth went atleast 10 shades lighter! and that is not possible with their product!

Good luck with whitening your teeth girls!

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 11:04 AM

Hey Girls,

I just want let you know to be careful with teeth cleaning.

A friend of mine got hers done before she got married and also asked all her BM's to do the same thing they got them cleaned and whitened two weeks before the wedding.

One of the Bm's had to have a root cannal as the process had irritated an already dodgy tooth!! she was in agony still at the wedding and really didn't enjoy herself!!!

If you get your teeth cleaned / whitened make sure you leave time to recover in case you have any effects.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:57 PM

I have been googling on this today and for Sydney gals found a dentist in Chatswood that has a special $880 plus a take home kit included in that cost.

Just trying to find out if our health insurance covers this....then bling bling white teeh biggrin.gif
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 03:12 PM

i cant remember if it was this website or another where a gal said

bi carb soda
+
salt
+
peroxide (wtf?)
=
VERY WHITE TEETH...........

is this true? and secondly, would you be game to put peroxide on your pearly (or not so pearly) whites?............then again when you think of what else goes in our mouth...coke, coffee, tea, etc...... why wouldnt you?

Be interested to know what people think or if you have heard of this before....

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 03:33 PM

I'm getting married in 2 weeks and had my teeth whitened by "Zoom" laser whitening one week ago.

I have to say that for the cost of $1200 I can barely notice a difference and not one person has noticed or commented. In my mind I was picturing coming out like the people on extreme makeover (bright white smile) and it's not like that at all. I think you need veneers to get anything like that white.

I'm now using the trays at home hoping that i can get them that little bit whiter. I wouldn't recommend anybody spend that sort of money on it unless you've got plenty to burn!

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#10 Platinumwithice

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 06:14 PM

I understand what you are all saying, and i would love to get it done, unfortunately I dont have $300+ to pay for it... and dentist won't allow you to pay it off??????
I have full private health insurance but they aren't going to come to the party and help out.
sorry it looks like I'll smile with my mouth closed.



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#11 MrsJo

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 06:23 PM

Platinum,

I know what you mean, I dont have $300+ let alone $1000 to drop on whitening my teeth. I used the Colg@te stuff as an experiment thinking that because my teeth arent tooooo bad that it might work enough. Sadly no, but then I didnt really expect it to work much.

I would love to get nice white teeth for the wedding, but looks like it isnt going to happen, I have 5 weeks to go, and not enough money to splash around on it, especially since people say even Zoom doesnt work that well. Ahhhh well, there are bigger deals than stained teeth, this I know for sure.

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 11:24 AM

Hi all!
Well I'm getting married in a couple of weeks.. I have tried the bottle where you 'paint' the bleach stuff on (no success) and this morning I tried the strips for the first time - I must say it was strange! Trying to keep them on my teeth for 30 mins was a headache - anyone have any suggestions on how to make this process work better. My teeth, though having had braces, are crooked also (I need to be rubbed out and drwan again! ha ha)

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 12:03 PM

Hi all!!!

Just a note in regards to this topic!

We did a Zoom whitening case in our office this morning! (number 200 for our office!) and the guy went 13+ shades lighter! and we let him pay the whitening off!!!

I don't know who you guys have been seeing but it doesn't sound like thye really cared about the result or about you being happy!

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 08:00 PM

Probably not the answer you guys are looking for but I decided on buying a whitening toothpaste (i use whiteglo) purchased a c0lgate whitening toothbrush (ensure I brush for an extra good while each time) and then rinse with Listerine.

My teeth haven't went as white as paper but I can see a definite improvement and its easy - something that I can continue doing everyday without it being a hassle.

I have tried the bicarb (but bicarb on its own) and let me just say yuck yuck yuck it tasted horrible.

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 09:39 AM

I used the Mcle@ns Strips six months ago, and it has worked ownders for me, but then I don't smoke or drink tea or coffee so my staining was not that bad. I only used them for a week and I will use them again in about a week.




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