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    years ago you could buy rapid white and in 5min. you teeth would be white again.

    Anyone know of any good products for stain removal?

    cheers!

    C-man

  • #2
    From what i read the other day (last week if i recall) all the products on the market are useless, unless you have the process done at the dentist which is far more expensive.
    My philosophy is if its going to cost me more than a weeks amount out coffee it isn't worth it. Drink coffee and enjoy it

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    • #3
      If you're talking about the bleaching and whitening compounds you squeeze into a jaw shaped mould (mold ??) then pop in your mouth just before you go to bed, they are available at significantly reduced prices direct from the US on evilbay. Around 5% of the same stuff from a dentist in OZ. A family member used to import his own for personal use. I ask him about any import restrictions and he said there were none he could find.

      I would just carry disposable toothbrushes myself. A couple of the well known manufacturers market disposable/travel packs. Cheaper still. Or finish with a glass of water. Healthier still.
      Last edited by dabbler; 15 July 2012, 01:25 PM. Reason: typos

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      • #4
        I tend not to have a problem with it on a coffee-by-coffee basis. I use an electric toothbrush and a brand of toothpaste (not sure what it is at the moment sorry) that is both non-sweetened and a whitening paste. Colgate and other brands give my tongue blisters. I find that a good solid going over with the electric toothbrush that's a bit more intense every few days takes care of it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dabbler View Post
          If you're talking about the bleaching and whitening compounds you squeeze into a jaw shaped mould (mold ??) then pop in your mouth just before you go to bed, they are available at significantly reduced prices direct from the US on evilbay. Around 5% of the same stuff from a dentist in OZ. A family member used to import his own for personal use. I ask him about any import restrictions and he said there were none he could find.

          I would just carry disposable toothbrushes myself. A couple of the well known manufacturers market disposable/travel packs. Cheaper still. Or finish with a glass of water. Healthier still.
          I have used that stuff from Evilbay ect. I think the strongest is about 15% from memory, it does work just have to where it for hours

          the old Rapid white did the exact same thing in 5 min. but it is not to be found anymore, if it is I don't know where.

          I always have water with my coffee not just for the teeth but to refresh my palate to help taste the Coffeee

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          • #6
            I don't bother, my teeth aren't white to start off with due to having the combination of fluoride tablets and fluoride added to the water when I was young, well that's where we think it came from, they have been the same colour my whole life, dentists have always asked me if I want them whitened, I'm not a smoker and I didn't start drinking coffee until two years ago.

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            • #7
              There is a product that you might be able to find here or buy overseas - I got a few in the UK.
              Tooth stain eraser.
              http://www.hss.uk.net/uploads/produc...1222190805.jpg
              Takes dark stains off, but won't change overall colour of teeth.
              Not for every day use though.

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              • #8
                Ok guys and gals, I am a dentist and drink heaps of coffee. Don't waste your money on whitening tooth paste. Ideally just a good normal toothpaste like Colgate Total and a soft tooth brush and spend the time cleaning and flossing.
                I use a Braun Oral B electric brush and have done for over ten years. Great for tool for helping keep things clean. I have white teeth and dont use whitening products.
                Dentist home whitening products such as NiteWhite work very well if you want to change the colour of your teeth.
                I would avoid the much more expensive fast in office whitening. These tend to dehydrate your teeth resulting in very temporary colour changes that usually need to be backed up with home whitening. They can also make your teeth quite temperature sensitive.
                Don't forget the importance of a good professional clean by a dental hygienist or dentist.
                Hope this helps.

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                • #9
                  I recently discovered the best toothpaste for coffee stains - you might've not noticed it but it's usually in the top shelf (you know, where no one looks) of the supermarkets shelves. It's called White Glo and is like $4 for a tube but works wonders (compared to Colgate whitening stuff, etc.).

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                  • #10
                    Coffe Stains on your teeth

                    My sister in law, who's a dentist, has recently got me to use Pronamel, because of all the coffee I drink. Apparently coffee is bad for the enamel on your teeth, or something like that.

                    It takes a while to get used to as it doesn't foam up, but after a few weeks it feels normal.

                    The standard Pronamel doesn't specifically whiten, but I think there might be a whitening version as well.

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                    • #11
                      Brushing with salt, which is quite abrasive, cleans up teeth pretty well. Folk used it back in the early 20th century when oral hygiene became recognized as important. My grandmother used to use it. Be interesting what dentists think.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kmcgreg View Post
                        Ok guys and gals, I am a dentist and drink heaps of coffee. Don't waste your money on whitening tooth paste. Ideally just a good normal toothpaste like Colgate Total and a soft tooth brush and spend the time cleaning and flossing.
                        I use a Braun Oral B electric brush and have done for over ten years. Great for tool for helping keep things clean. I have white teeth and dont use whitening products.
                        Dentist home whitening products such as NiteWhite work very well if you want to change the colour of your teeth.
                        I would avoid the much more expensive fast in office whitening. These tend to dehydrate your teeth resulting in very temporary colour changes that usually need to be backed up with home whitening. They can also make your teeth quite temperature sensitive.
                        Don't forget the importance of a good professional clean by a dental hygienist or dentist.
                        Hope this helps.
                        Right on the money Greg.

                        I brush twice daily using ordinary white Colgate, been drinking coffee for a very long time and never had a problem with staining.

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                        • #13
                          I drink a lot of coffee (sometimes eight or more double espressos when I'm working) - and my teeth are not white - but I think that has more to do with the fact that I smoked for 20 years - but I do find that a good electric toothbrush works wonders, and if Im heading straight from work to something where I need to look my best I use the supposed tooth whitening chewing gum which seems to have the desired effect !

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                          • #14
                            What Greg said is true. Only use "whitening / bleaching" products from your dentists. Our teeth will become discoloured with age, and depend on the surface smoothness of your teeth. If you have very white teeth at age > 50 , usually they are crowns or dentures! Unnatural look!!!
                            Best to rinse your mouth with water frequently after coffee or in fact any " coloured" food/drinks. AND of course have your teeth check, scale and clean regularly by dentist.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Coffe Stains on your teeth

                              Originally posted by kmcgreg View Post
                              Ok guys and gals, I am a dentist and drink heaps of coffee.
                              I use a Braun Oral B electric brush and have done for over ten years.
                              So, I guess that means you can't show us your face?

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