June 18, 2010

How I Whitened My Pearly Yellows. [Before & After Photos]

You know your teeth are in dire need of whitening when you receive a compliment on your Flava Flav grill -- and you aren't wearing one.  Har har har!

[photo credit: www.loot-ninja.com]

My teeth have always been fairly white.  It wasn't until recently that I noticed some of my choppers had developed a golden tinge.  All those years of chewing tobacco and brushing with a bottle of Jack had finally caught up to me.  (I'm kidding.)

A few months ago, I used three Day White 9.5% ACP Syringes to erase some of the damage that was done, and was very pleased with my results.  The syringes come in stronger doses, which I would eventually like to give a whirl.  You can purchase complete whitening kits on Amazon.com; I got mine from my dentist.

[photo credit: www.gellysmiles.com]

Once a day, I'd swap out my usual toothpaste for Crest Sensitive, and brush.  Using this paste before applying the whitening gel helped reduce the painful side effects one can feel when whitening their teeth.  I'd then fill the rubbery custom trays my dentist made with minuscule dollops of the whitening gel, pop them in (for approximately thirty minutes or so), and let the gel work its magic.  If you don't already own custom trays, Amazon.com and Walmart sell inexpensive DIY ones. 

[BEFORE - This photo was taken in our bathroom, making my teeth appear even more yellow due to poor lighting.  (They're typically much whiter than this...  I blame the yellow bulbs!)  And no, that is not a piece of candy corn...  It's my incisor!]

[AFTER - This photo was taken in natural light.  No Picnik.com teeth whitening needed here!]

I noticed a dramatic difference after using just three syringes.  The only drawbacks?  I occasionally experienced sharp pains while the trays were in.  Also, my teeth were a bit sensitive to icy cold beverages throughout the entire whitening process.  Still, I believe it was worth it...  Beauty is pain!  ;)

Happy Whitening!

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Anonymous said...

omg at that flava flav pic lmao
and ur teeth are much whiter,i luv pearly white i need to whiten mines too :/

Hollywood said...

Oh my Lord your teeth are so white that I almost want to erase you from my blogroll (yeah I have some kind of extreme reactions sometimes lol)
You look good with a tan and some grillz by the way =)

DSK Steph said...

You have some pretty teeth!

Anonymous said...

I know the sharp pains you're talking about! If I brush before I use my Plus Whitening gel, I sometimes feel a sharp pain, like the gel is eating away my nerve root or something! It makes me freak out and immediately spit the tray out in the floor, lol- I don't whiten anymore because that feeling scares me :(

Ebru said...

Omg I thought you were serious about the tobacco chewing haha then I saw the kidding part lol You're funny!!! Well, this is quite the change my dear, I want to give it a try! But I'm kind of worried about the tooth pain, I had horrible sensitivity when I used Crest White Strips, I couldn't chew, drink, nothing :/ I want my teeth to be as white as possible though *sigh* beauty is painful at times, you're right!

Miss*Kimmy said...

LOL @ Pearly Yellows!
Me and my really good friend always used to laugh at that saying pearly yellows, just sounds so funny haha.
You have such straight, nice teeth, and they look extra nice now that they're .... pearly WHITE!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

everyone loves a whitening post! For sure. Looks great and you have a great smile even in the before pic! gotta lay off the tobacco now...

h.tea said...

Omggg your teeth look great :O!

April said...

Wow your teeth look fantastic! I can't wait to whiten my teeth when they get straightened. Please tell me more about your Invisalign experience--how long did it take for you and any tips??? Also you mentioned health, how did it improve your health? Thank you so much!

Jen said...

Wow nice grill! lol your hilarious love the brushing your teeth with jack! Thanks for sharing.


Grace. said...

WOW, there's such big difference!
You have gorgeous teeth, thanks for sharing.


Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita* said...

wowzers, that like totally worked!!! Thanks for the awesome post, I drink coffee, wine, tea and smoke, so yeah, I need whitening daily!!


p.s. candy corn?!? pahahaha ROFL, you're a riot, chica!

EveryDay Makeup (becky) said...

yeah i see the difference. its really white! I laughed when you can candy corn lol.

MEVISH said...

omg that very first picture made me laugh! Woah gotta admit anmazing results! you have perfect teeth!!

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Imo said...

Wow the results are amazing, your teeth look like something out of an advert

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WOW amazing! I cant believe the transformation, your teet look like and advert lool =D

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