i love coffee. i drink a lot of it. but somehow unlike my brother, my teeth get stained so damn yellow. i was quite bothered by it but my dentist was kinda against whitening them since he said it was damaging and blah blah.
so when my mom went to the states, i just had to ask her to get me these Crest White Strips! i'm not sure if it's just me but i can't seem to find these in Singapore! plus those whitening toothpastes i find are more for maintenance more than for actual whitening?
these are the 2 hour express which comes in 2 sets. each set with 2 strips. and ya my nails look more like poisonous mushrooms than polka dots.
this is 1 set containing 1 upper and 1 lower strip.
she got me these too but i've not tried them. might save them for later since the recommended usage is once or twice a year.
when you open the pack you find these 2 strips. they are adhesive and gel-like. so just stick them onto your teeth. thankfully for braces, my teeth are rather straight so getting the strips to stick on properly was easy.
speaking of braces, ever since i removed my braces, i do get recurring nightmares where my teeth all fell out. they will fall out one by one and bleed and then i choke to death on my own blood. and they were the realistic dreams where you can taste the blood and all... uh yea. i wonder if it's cause i did remove quite a bit of teeth for my braces. post-traumatic stress. hahaha. but damn i would rather my other recurring dream of zombie apocalypses where i jump out of a window and plunge to my death then turn into a zombie.
so here are some uhm. rather gross photos of my yellow teeth. actually, i feel that my teeth in the before photo is more yellow irl but the sunlight made it look less yellow? no color editing was done to the photos. the during photo was taken about 1 hr into it.
there is no discomfort since they are just there sticking on your teeth and though there might be a bit of taste, it is rather negligible. BUT, after it i did experience a teensy bit of sensitivity. meh.
it did lighten my teeth by maybe a shade? not bad for 2 hours. but with the consequent sensitivity i'm not sure if it's worth it. somehow the during photo looked so white i was quite disappointed when i removed the strips. booo. maybe the effects will be better with the 14 day whitening which is gradual, as compared to this which is more intensive. shall try the 14 days during the holidays when i can try to reduce coffee intake. hehh.