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Has anyone found an alternative yet legal teeth whitening method in the UK?

Has anyone found an alternative yet legal teeth whitening method in the UK?

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Chilton_Squid

There's a reason that these things are banned, get a professional to do it or just don't.


pencilrain99

There is no way of doing without damaging your teeth


malewifemichaelmyers

the crest strips that contain 10% peroxide are the only thing to have ever worked for me, i had to get them imported from america which cost like £40 for 21 treatments but they got me the shades lighter i wanted. if you have crooked teeth like i do though they are very annoying and fiddly.


Orionbelt0

Yeah I also looked into importing them from America, got scared they’d get stopped on the way though.. or do they at the borders not seem to care much?


malewifemichaelmyers

i bought mine through amazon so they seemed to take care of it all, no customs to pay or anything and it went straight through with no problem. otherwise you can sometimes find uk sellers on ebay which lets you avoid the potential risk. but really as someone who's shipped in plenty of not really legal things, nobody ever seems to care. the most i've seen anyone get is a letter saying your goods have been confiscated, but i've only seen that happening with people buying a large amount of things.


Orionbelt0

Do you mind sharing the link from Amazon?


Ok-Industry120

May be a stupid question but have you thought about going to the dentist and doing a whitening with them? More expensive, but at least you are overseen by a professional. As far as I am aware doing any whitening without a proper clean upof tartar first is useless, and also some of the materials for whitening are quite harmful to your gums if applied improperly (I did it and its not that pleasant)


Orionbelt0

Last sentence of my post 😅


Ok-Industry120

Its £300-400, not thousands of pounds. I would save and do it properly


missesthecrux

Agreed. less than £400 and because they give you extra syringes it will last years.


Orionbelt0

Sorry syringes for what exactly?


missesthecrux

If you do something like Philips Zoom, you get a treatment in the practice as well as a mouth moulds which you can fill with whitening solution at home to top-up/increase whitening. Most times the practice will give you a bunch of the plastic syringes filled with solution to use at home in future.


AlphaManipulator

Ok, I have seen great noticeable results since I purchased an electric toothbrush! I thought they were a gimmick, I stand corrected! I use the oral B charcoal formula. Luckily I live near a B&M Bargain store that sells the toothpaste for £1 (compared to £3.99 at other places) If you have to spend higher for the toothpaste then I recommend using less on the brush as I think 90% of us probably use more than we need each time.


Orionbelt0

I’ve heard quite a lot of mixed options about charcoal toothpastes, would you say it’s the electric toothbrush or the toothpaste that made the difference? Or a combination of both of them?


AlphaManipulator

I’m sure the toothpaste helps, the exact one (as they do differ quite a lot) is Oral B, 3D white, perfection charcoal The electric brush. Do a little research on the Oral B as I believe they sell different speeds which do make a big difference, also you can buy a whitening brush attachment (which I don’t have) as the normal one has shown improvement for me.


Sashaflick

I used a powder that I found online which I can name in a PM if you want. Used it twice a day for 14 days and had a noticeable removal of stains from smoking and hot drinks. Was quite impressed. Fairly cheap as well compared to other options. Edit : worth mentioning that this powder is completely legal and can be purchased from Amazon.


Orionbelt0

Would be much appreciated if you’d dm me the name please :)


HybridReptile15

You need a proper mouth mould which you can only get from a professional, doing it yourself isn’t sufficient enough with the cheap shit you find online Then you can use the gels from FGM or Phillips Zoom as their directions state


ANuggetEnthusiast

So the bottom line is that whitening toothpastes are just more abrasive and take the top layer of yellowed enamel off. The only proper way to do it is through your dentist. Sorry, I know it isn’t what you were looking for!


OutdoorApplause

The best thing I've found is an electric toothbrush with specific whitening heads. I use an Oral B toothbrush with the 3D white heads, they have a silicone cup thing in the middle of the bristles which polishes. It's got some tea stains off just using my regular toothpaste.


Orionbelt0

Got this already made, thanks though :)


the_average_retard

It may sound crazy but the best teeth whitening I've ever had was baking soda. Yes it's a dry powder but I used it everyday for 3 months while traveling and my teeth were the whitest I've ever seen