Tawny Teef

Today, we will be talking about teeth, or rather – teef – if you’re a Chicagoan.



Meet Duncan Keith, also known as “Duncan Teef.” He lost seven teeth in the process of bringing the Stanley Cup home to Chicago back in 2010. I am sure you can all connect the dots here.

Anyway. I am quite lucky to be the proud owner of every single one of my natural teef. My parents gave me the gift of good dental genetics, and so there’s a whole mouthful over here. There are a multitude of jokes that can be created out of my previous sentence—see what you can come up with.

Despite my fortuitous dental makeup, I am also an avid Coke drinker (see sidebar over thar –>). In the past six months, I’ve also picked up a wicked addiction to the green mermaid lady. People, my teef are straight-up tawny. Don’t say yellow – I’ll throw a puck at you.



This weekend, Bossyboots and I shot our engagement photos. There was no freakin’ way I was taking photos with tawny teef! Enter Rembrandt.



Now, I know Crest is the popular choice when it comes to teef whitening, but… let’s just say I walked into Target, looked left at the $46 Crest kit, looked right at the $19.99 Rembrandt kit – my choice was clear. I’m a cheap date and a cheaper shopper.

I waited until the night before our engagement photos to use the kit. My teef are super sensitive (probably from putting my molars through a lifetime of soda-induced torture), so I was a little nervous to carefully place the trays into my mouth. Bossyboots made the most of my inability to speak, let me tell you. That boy was in heaven. He practically made a game out of putting on a comedy show, just to watch me struggle to keep those trays in my mouth. Laughing + teef whitening = a challenge.

The results? Check it out:


That $20 teef whitening kit gets an A+ from me! The process really wasn’t so bad either. The included trays were comfy to wear, my teef weren’t in too much pain, and it worked. High marks from me – and I felt the satisfaction of sticking it to the Crestman. I didn’t realize that I held a grudge against the Crestman, but I guess I do. For two hours of my time, during which I painted my nails and watched Jersey Shore, I gotta say this was a pretty painless way to spend my time.

What’s your favorite whitening kit? Crest, Rembrandt… or are you smart and don’t drink tawny beverages in the first place?


Mrs. Snapdragon

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    justanotherbelle 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:04 pm

    I’ve been using the wal-mart brand of the white strips… but I’m going to try what you used now!

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:06 pm

    Go Blackhawks! Um – I’m so buying this kit. Your results are fantastic! And I’m sure Mr. Ball Cap will love 2 hours of me not talking his ear off! LOL

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    mrsbowieii 704 posts, Busy bee @ 12:13 pm


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    k8e, Guest @ 12:16 pm

    wow. wedding is over – but still totally on board with these! thanks for sharing – going to try now!

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    Zusie 937 posts, Busy bee @ 12:39 pm

    Wow, that looks like it really worked. I try to avoid Coke and coffee for a variety of reasons, one of them being my teeth.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:40 pm

    Wow, your results convinced me! Picking up some of these this week!

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    Moody 113 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:42 pm

    I have that kit, I’m just too lazy to do it ha ha. I’ve been using this toothpaste since my friend told me it works (her dentist commented on how white her teeth were).

    Crest 3D White Toothpaste is awesome!

  8. parasol Member
    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:26 pm

    Oh my gosh, the results are amazing! I’m totally going to buy the Rembrandt whiting trays now. I’ve been dreading shelling out for the Crest ones, and now I’m glad that I don’t have to!

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:34 pm

    I’m always up for some teef whitening, but mainly I just wanted to say — you crack me up, Snappy! Awesome post.

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    spaniel 6778 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 1:46 pm

    Wow, the results are great!

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    Masala 476 posts, Helper bee @ 2:43 pm

    Omg. I tried that kit and it burned the CRAP out of my gums! They were all raw and meaty for weeks.

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    hippo 1012 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:50 pm

    Oh wow! I’m gonna have to try that!

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    lisamarieloves 19 posts, Newbee @ 4:03 pm

    I love teeth whitening kits. I use Crest White Strips at least once a year, but not more than twice a year. White teeth can make a world of a difference not only for engagment pictures, but for every day life. Your “teef” look amazing! =)

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:35 pm

    Cherry Coke Zero and Dr. Pepper are addictions for me. I personally use Aquafresh trays, but I’ll give Rembrandt a try. Didn’t know they had trays. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Mrs Pants 16 posts, Newbee @ 4:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing — I too didn’t want to shell out big buck — but I seem to be addicted to my morning tea. Its reaked havoc on my teeth.

    Yikes @ Masala’s comment. I had that happen once with another kit. I think the key for that is to take it out immediately if it starts burning like that!

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    Chai Tea 46 posts, Newbee @ 5:59 pm

    Wow! I’m so gonna try Rembrandt. I was dreading paying Crestman anyway!

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    cinnamonbun 1116 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:42 pm

    Did you feel that your teeth were more sensitive after using the trays?

    I guess I’m lucky – I hate all pop and can’t stand coffee, I like tea but not black tea… the closest thing to ‘tawny’ that I drink is the odd cup of chai tea in the winter!

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    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:07 pm

    Oh wow! I’m totally trying these out 😀 Thanks for tip, lady!

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    zippitydoodah 210 posts, Helper bee @ 7:44 pm

    Good to know! I WORK at Starbucks… can you imagine the state of my teeth ick! I did however just get a cleaning at the dentists and my engagement photos are next month, plus our office does free cleanings for new patients which they’re letting us save till right before the wedding!

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 8:36 pm

    That’s amazing. I might have to try that. How long have the results lasted? Did they seem to go away or have they hung around since you whitened your teeth?

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    maery1 263 posts, Helper bee @ 12:03 am

    And they didn’t hurt the next day? I use the Crest but I can’t imagine the people who can use them daily for however long it says. I use them once and the next day my teeth ache SO bad. Occasionally during use I’ll get a shooting pain that sends me through the roof. I use about one strip/week when I’m going for whitening. I tried two days in a row and couldn’t bear the pain, even with pain killer. These look fantastic!

  22. kettle Member
    kettle 926 posts, Busy bee @ 3:23 am

    I use Crest. I’m a victim of lots and lots o’ brand loyalty, lol. I’m thinking about getting a professional whitening before the wedding though. But I wonder if it really matters since no one is wearing white at our wedding.

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    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:48 pm

    They look great!!! I need to get myself one of these kits!

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    sarahbabs 6729 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:38 pm

    This was super helpful – thanks for sharing :)

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