Last Friday, I started bleaching my teeth and it’s a little strange to become so excited over a dull task that most people wouldn’t enjoy, but to me it’s kind of fascinating. We’ve more than halfway through the process and I have to say that I am pretty pleased with the results so far. Unfortunately, I won’t have any before or after pictures, but hopefully my recommendation for it will be enough! I rarely cover health topics on Yow Yow! but since this was a very new experience for me, I thought I would share. I’ve tried several whitening methods in the past – simply brushing, Crest White Strips, and even a whitening pen that pretty much did nothing. The Crest White strips were recommended to me, but I always found that the strips would never stick and then after taking them off, my teeth would be sensitive for hours. It was then that I learned that if I were going to ever try whitening again, I would have to be more careful. I was hesitant to try bleaching because of that reason alone and knowing that it might be stronger.
So far, we’re in the clear!
The difference in shades are completely noticeable. I was advised not to drink coffee for a week while I was bleaching, but I slipped up once. The only downside to using my bleach and teeth trays to hold the bleach in place is that the first couple of times, there was a bit of drooling. Woof. Life. If you have the opportunity to bleach, I would HIGHLY recommend it. However, I know that this can be a pricey process so just in case, I wanted to provide you with another alternative. Free People wrote a post just the other day on 4 methods you can use to whiten your teeth. Not only are they simple and things that you can do every day, but they are also inexpensive – which is the most important part.