Whitening Gum

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  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

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    Do you chew whitening gum with good results? If so, which brand?
     
  2. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    Don't even bother. Every one I've tried doesn't work at all. You're better off with the strips. I tried some for 5 days and they worked real well.
     
  3. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, they fail. Everything they tell you about whitening gum is false advertising.
     
  4. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I use Listerine whitening before I brush. Best stuff for whitening teeth there is.
     
  5. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'll have to look into that. Thanks. :)
     
  6. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    I'll second stripes, Crest Whitestrips seem to be the best for me.

    I chew Trident White because I like the flavor, I really don't think it whitens my teeth. And I chew with my back teeth, so wouldn't it only whiten those ones? :rolleyes:
     
  7. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Of course they don't. It's all for advertisement. But wait! It's so-called doctor recommended! Lemme buy it! :p

    I've heard that the strips can ruin the enamel on your teeth, therefore making it easier to get stained teeth.

    I just use baking soda, and an artistic eraser.
     
  8. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Does this really work? :confused:
     
  9. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    God, I hope not.
     
  10. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    I think the whitening gum has been proven to work but you have to chew something like 10 pieces a day for an hour each.
     
  11. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if Trident White actually really whitens, but I get it fairly often because it does a great job of cleaning my teeth, which at least helps a bit to prevent discoloration.

    The serving size is also usually at least two pieces, which can be a hassle.
     
  12. true777 macrumors 6502a

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    I do not believe that whitening strips damage tooth enamel.

    A dentist whitening definitely works best, but hurts like hell and can cost $1000+. I find whitening strips are the next best thing and work quite well. I also brush with whitening toothpaste only and feel this helps. I do chew the gum occasionally but haven't noticed any whitening effects from it.
     

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