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my teeth hurt... (crest question)

While we were in the states, I picked up some of those crest premium whitestrips as per everyone's suggestions on here. I read the pack, and saw that tooth sensitivity was a side effect, so I was expecting that I might get a little pain with cold/hot food as a result.Anyway, I used two one after another this morning (which is fine according to the pack) and now my teeth are aching non-stop. Is this normal? Surely by 'sensitive' they didn't mean that all of your teeth would ache constantly? Has this happened to anyone else

Re: my teeth hurt... (crest question)

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    My FI said this happened to him and they even started to remove some of his enamel. Needless to say he stopped using them.
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    Yup, normal. Thats how it is when T's mom uses them..I have no problems unless I've been using them consistently for longer than a week. T gets sensitivity when he uses them for a couple days.
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    I missed a question mark there, evidently!Anyway, I'm glad it's not just me. I will give them a rest for tomorrow and see how I feel.
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    I am also extremely sensitive to those little torture strips! Since your wedding is this week, I'd stop now if I were you... Here's a tip: Whenever I get my teeth whitened at the dentist (Zoom bleaching) I plan ahead to have nothing to do that night. After the treatment, I go straight home and take painkillers and sleeping pills. Mixed with white wine - can't drink red! - if necessary... In the morning I'm fine.
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    I can't tell you anything specifically about the Crest white strips as I use the aquafresh trays when I whiten.  But I am right there with you on the pain.  For me, it ranges from "nothing" to "HOLY GOD, MY TEETH ARE GOING TO CRACK APART AND FALL OUT."   Usually the middle days it hurts th worst for me.  I've also found that if I brush before using them to prep the teeth, it hurts worse.   I freaked out when the hurting happened and got online to research it.  Everything I read said that while the aching is annoying, it  isn't actually harmful or a bad indication to your teeth's saftey.  It seems that its basically just a PITA you have to just toughen out.  They make a toothpaste that adds a chemical or something back to your teeth that the peroxide strips away.  Thats supposed to help a lot.  I can't for the life of me remember what it is called though.   Ps - this has nothing to do with anything but I'm really happy you got your dress.  I was worried for you.  :)

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    The toothpaste is called pro-namel by sensodyne. I use it all the time and its helped make my teeth less sensitive while strengthening the enamel after every day where and tear.
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    Thanks East. I'm still apparently being sued for defamation (so ridiculous!) but yes, I have a dress now! I'm currently re-evaluating hair accessories, once I have sorted that and underwear all will be fine in terms of my attire- thank god! Somewhat running out of time, haha.And yes, it's weird because the couple of days it was totally fine, and now I feel like I've had a drill in there attacking my teeth. Given that our wedding is on the weekend and I don't want a tooth ache, I think I may have to go a little easy on it!
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    Happens every time I try to use them. I use them just for shorte periods of time and I seem to do a little better then.
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    they're called zings and they usually go away in 24 hours. like pp said start using sensodyne before using them again.GL :)
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    I tried them once and had to stop using them because they made my teeth hurt.  Several of my friends have had the same experience so I guess it's normal.  It's just up to you whether it's too much or whether you want to tough it out until you use them all.
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    Ha, I made the same mistake of doing one after the other the first time I tried them also. I waited a day or two for my teeth to stop hurting, then just started doing one pair a day, and as long as I didn't leave them on any longer than the 30 minutes, my teeth have been fine - somethings I feel a slight tingling, but nothing that bothers me.
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    I normally only do one strip a day, this greatly reduced the tenderness.Since your on a time constraint.. just try to do them one in the am one in the pm. It will help :)
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