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    About to apply this night's strips. You can expect BEFORE and AFTER picture posting next Monday.

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    I use a pre brush whitening rinse
    a toothpaste with peroxide and baking soda
    and i use a toothbrush that is supposed to be made for whitening teeth.
    i have very white teeth.
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    Huh, I could stand to have this done sometime. Sounds like a dentist visit is the best with OTC products to maintain the color afterwards?
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    Whether you get the Zoom 2-hour procedure or the professional trays and gel (which you do at home) the results are about the same. Discuss with your dentist which would be best for your needs. I think there is a cost difference - I think Zoom is about $500 here and the trays and gel are significantly less. Some think the trays and gel get your teeth whiter than Zoom but I couldn't tell much difference. My reason for sticking with the trays is that once you've paid for the custom-made trays you have them forever and can either get the gel from your dentist or online for yearly touch-ups.

    Over-the-counter is ok or fine for touch-ups but it really doesn't work as well because the product isn't touching all the surface area of the teeth the same way a gel would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scantilyclad View Post
    I use a pre brush whitening rinse
    a toothpaste with peroxide and baking soda
    and i use a toothbrush that is supposed to be made for whitening teeth.
    i have very white teeth.
    Did you start this process with teeth that suffered due to a coffee or smoking habit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNotTooPopular View Post
    Did you start this process with teeth that suffered due to a coffee or smoking habit?
    You will have good results even with aforementioned issues. I recommend doing zoom whitening, and then getting the trays/gel for touch up use later on. You won't really need a touchup after zoom whitening though.

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    I don't think I can afford it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNotTooPopular View Post
    I don't think I can afford it.
    Then your strips will just have to get the job done. If you ever can afford to get teeth whitened professionally, the tray method is probably best for you. As someone stated above, you get to keep the custom trays your whole life. All you have to do is buy gel for touch up now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNotTooPopular View Post
    Did you start this process with teeth that suffered due to a coffee or smoking habit?
    Yes, and i still drink a lot of sodas on a regular basis. The pre rinse and the toothbrush really help keep the stains off.
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    Day 4 of the whitening process, and I'm taking the day off do to teeth sensitivity. I heard it just gets worse and worse if you keep going. Maybe after today I'll do two days, then another day off. Then I'll finish up the last two days. That'll make Monday the last day of the process, so pictures might up here on Tuesday.

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