Did you know teeth whitening is expensive? My word! A dentist told me it could be anywhere between three and five grand for one (!).
It was going to be very difficult to do it the professional way, so I had to go with the at-home route. I must tell I am a bit skeptical when it comes to this kind of things, so I didn’t trust whitening cream, or mouth wash, or strips, but I remembered Mrs. Snapdragon’s review of Rembrandt’s 2-hour whitening kit and the great results she got. So I ordered two from the States (since it’s not sold in Mexico).
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Last Thursday Mr. Toadstool tried his package, and other than leaving him with extremely sensitive gums, it didn’t do a thing for him.
Saturday was my turn; the kit has four ampules with the whitening gel that you put on for 20 minutes each, resting 20 minutes between applications. It started OK, but by the time I put the second one on, things were going badly; it was not the burning gums or the dried lips, but the excruciating pain in my bottom teeth.
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I felt like my teeth were being pulled in the most savage way possible, one by one. I removed the gel, but the pain kept going for a few minutes and came back every time air touched my teeth. So I spent the rest of the day with my mouth closed while applying Chap Stick to my overly dried lips. It was a disaster.
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So I ended up with pain in my teeth, tender gums, dried lips, and a half-unused whitening kit, ’cause you can bet I didn’t kept going.
Did you whiten your teeth prior to your wedding or pictures? Did you try an at-home kit?
- Obregon, Mexico
- Research Assistant
- Wedding Date:
- December 2012
- Hacienda los Agaves