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#1 cocobean

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 01:37 PM

I decided to get my teeth whitened.... I was hoping that it would help with the discolouration of my teeth caused by fluoride.

I'm just about finished my first application, and it looks terrible. The white bits of my teeth are really bright white, and just stand out even more now. And the rest of my tooth is still yellow.... it looks horrible, my teeth don't look any whiter overall, and the discolouration is ten times more noticeable!

I am so worried and upset that I have just wasted $400 that I couldn't really afford for nothing.
I know I need to give it more of a chance, maybe the other parts of my teeth will catch up... its only the first day. The dentist did warn me that I might not get very good results, but she didn't seem too concerned so I thought there was a good chance that it would look good.

I feel like an idiot sad.gif

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:03 PM

I can't stop crying, it looks terrible....

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#3 cocobean

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:08 PM

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No... this is after, lol

AFTER:

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But I just called my dentist in hyterics and she said I need to give it a few days and let the rest of the tooth catch up - she said it will look horrible for up to a week, but it should settle down, and the really white parts will probably go back to the inital colour. So I'm a bit calmer now, but still not happy!

p.s. sorry about all the close ups, I'm not crazy at looking at peoples teeth usually tongue.gif

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:18 PM

I am not a dentist and I have never whitened my teeth but I want to. So its good to see what happens - they dont tell you that this could happen....

Hopefully it wont take too long for it to calm down
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:19 PM

Yeah, I can see what you mean too, but if your dentist says they will catch up they probably should then. Otherwise I will be going in there crying!



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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:19 PM

Oh thank god! You've made me feel a lot better Lib! I really really wasn't sure whether to get it done because I knew the risks... I really hope it gets better, because otherwise I would much rather my teeth the way they were before biggrin.gif

If you've got normal teeth its much more even, but because I was exposed to too much fluoride as a kid, I've always had horrible motley teeth. The only other thing I could have done was had composite veneers put on which would have cost at least $3000....

I will keep you all posted and let you see the final result!

By the way, apart from the bright white bits, I think my teeth might be a little bit whiter! I can't really tell

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:26 PM

It will be fine love! smile.gif smile.gif

Continue with your second application and third and so on and the rest of your teeth will "catch up". I have whitened my teeth before and the same thing happened to me smile.gif

My teeth look perfectly normal now, but when I do a reapplication the same thing happens again. Some thing to consider.... My teeth became really sensitve after whitening them with that stuff so now I use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth (they really hurt in the cold weather).

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:29 PM

QUOTE(CocoBeans @ May 11 2007, 02:19 PM) View Post

Oh thank god! You've made me feel a lot better Lib! I really really wasn't sure whether to get it done because I knew the risks... I really hope it gets better, because otherwise I would much rather my teeth the way they were before biggrin.gif

If you've got normal teeth its much more even, but because I was exposed to too much fluoride as a kid, I've always had horrible motley teeth. The only other thing I could have done was had composite veneers put on which would have cost at least $3000....

I will keep you all posted and let you see the final result!

By the way, apart from the bright white bits, I think my teeth might be a little bit whiter! I can't really tell


Yeah definately keep us up to date. Love to see the final results.
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE(April Alli @ May 11 2007, 02:26 PM) View Post

Some thing to consider.... My teeth became really sensitve after whitening them with that stuff so now I use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth (they really hurt in the cold weather).


Yes! They hurt more already sad.gif I have sensitive teeth already and use sensodyne everyday. I might have to go get that tooth mousse from the dentist.

On a positive note - it cost me $400 and I heaps of whitening gel! I used about a tenth of a syringe today, and I got four syringes. So that's about 40 applications, which would keep me going for a few years. And I am using a new system the dentist just got in, where you only have to wear the moulds for half an hour, 3 times and your done!

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:47 PM

Oh wow, you poor thing. Like you need this stress?

I'm sure they will catch up, if not, I'd be going to the dentist and asking them to fix it!
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 03:58 PM

Hi cocobeans,

Don't freak pet! I had my teeth whitening using a similar method as I think you're using (solution in syringes that you wear in a mouth guard/plate??) after I got my braces off. The first couple of days I had patches where you could see where the brackets from my braces used to be, which completely sucked!

Depending on the strength of the peroxide in your solution, it takes at least five days to get a half decent result. Are you leaving it on for 40min sessions or overnight?

The senstivity does go away once you stop bleeching.

Another tip, don't continue bleeching longer than the recommended time. Mine is seven days. AFter that time you've reached your maximum whiteness and it's a waste of time to continue bleeching.

Another tip, and this might just be me, don't bleech you teeth during your one bad week of the month, it's makes the sensitivity worse for some reason. Must be a hormone thing!!

By the way, you have beautifully straight teeth!
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 04:11 PM

QUOTE(annajaye @ May 11 2007, 03:58 PM) View Post

By the way, you have beautifully straight teeth!


Thank you! I had braces a few years ago, and still have a permanent plate in biggrin.gif I've also had all my wisdom teeth out, plus another two teeth (ouch!) so a lot of work has gone into them.
That's why its so disappointing that my teeth are so discolored, I would be so proud of my smile otherwise! FH has lovely teeth. We actually went to the same orthodontist in grade 11 and 12, even though we didn't know each other at the time. I reckon it was fate that we were to meet.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 08:13 PM

Oh honey you are not stupid. IMHO they really dont look that bad. I had to really look to see the dfference. But it might catch up


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Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:10 PM

I am up to day 4 of whitening and the colour of my teeth are starting to even up now. The worst thing I noticed is that I notice the faults in my teeth now. Give it a few days and your teeth will look great.

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 01:14 PM

Hon don't panic! Your teeth will even out eventually.

I had a dual whitening treatment done. Firstly laser followed by at home bleaching.

The laser didn't make a difference at all. I was so upset. Then I started my at home treatment and after a week I couldn't see a difference at all! I was devastated. I'd used three syringes and my teeth hadn't changed.

I went back to the dentist in tears and he confirmed my teeth were just stubborn and it would take longer. It took me two weeks before I saw a difference and three weeks before I was happy with the results. All in all I went through 10 syringes!!!

Each of my syringes last about 4 - 5 applications so if yours are lasting 10 perhaps you're using it too sparingly and it isn't covering your entire tooth resulting in blotchiness.

Did you dentist show you how much to use?




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