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Aquafresh White Trays

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OVER-THE-COUNTER
Whitening Trays
10% Hydrogen Peroxide
Average Price: $25

Aquafresh White Trays Review

The Aqufresh Whitening tray is the newest over-the-counter whitening product to hit store shelves. The product is made up of disposable pre-filled trays that fit over the top and bottom teeth. The Hydrogen Peroxide percentage in the bleaching gel is 10%. The unique flexible structure of the tray allows it to fit snug in the front and back of the teeth. By covering both sides, the bleaching gel is able to cover a lot of surface area, making it one of the most effective over-the-counter whitening products on the market.

What does the Aquafresh White Tray Package contain?

Each Package delivers 7 days worth of whitening treatment. The package contains trays for the top and bottom of teeth.
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Do Aquafresh White Trays work?

Yes, you should see results with this product. If you have used whitening strips in the past, then you will definitely see results with the Aquafresh White Trays. Whitening strips tend to cover a small portion of the smile arch while also having slippage. The aqua fresh whitening trays cover more teeth than whitening strips and are kept secure on the teeth.

What are the disadvantages of the Aquafresh White Trays?

The disposable trays are effective, but they are never better than a custom mold tray of your own teeth. A custom mold will ensure that the tray fits perfect in your mouth and covers all teeth. Since the Aquafresh White Tray has a predetermined size to fit the “average mouth” , you will likely notice that it does not cover all your teeth. So if you have a Julia Robert’s smile (you show all your teeth), you might be better off with a custom solution. To get a custom tray, you would have to go see a dentist. Expect to pay several hundred dollars for this.

 


Update:We contacted Aquafresh to find out the Hydrogen Peroxide concentration but received a bogus answer:

This percent of hydrogen peroxide is proprietary information. The gel releases active oxygen which interacts with the stains below the surface of your teeth. The result of removing these deep stains is whiter teeth. Aquafresh® White Trays™ are professionally designed pre-dosed trays prefilled with a whitening ingredient used by dentists.

This is the first whitening product we have seen come to market that does not provide the hydrogen peroxide percentage. Consumers should know this information! So Aquafresh is the new guy on the “teeth whitening” block… it seems they need take a few lessons from whitestrips-premium-plus">Crest:

Lesson 1. Consumers are now looking for more information to help them make a clear and informed choice when purchasing teeth whitening products.
Lesson 2. Most progressive teeth whitening brands are already providing the hydrogen peroxide percentage that consumers are asking for.
Lesson 3. By improving the way information is provided, consumers can make positive choices and help the entire teeth whitening market meet the challenges of sustainability.

Update 5-12-2008 - We received confirmation that Hydrogen Peroxide Concentration is 10%



Update: A lot of people have commented that the Aquafresh White Tray Bleaching gel caused their gums to turn white and swell. It is important to note that this effect will happen when any kind of bleaching gel with hydrogen peroxide gets into contact with the gums. Although the “bleached gums” and soreness is temporary, one can smear Vitamin E liquid (from the gel caps) onto the affected area to promote fast healing.

Here are some things you can do to avoid the bleaching gel from inadvertently going onto your gums and irritating them:

  • After fitting the tray, wipe off excess bleach with a soft cloth.
  • Try applying Vaseline to your gums before bleaching.
  • Don’t brush your teeth before bleaching. Brushing causes tiny microabrasions in the gingiva (gums). Bleach will penetrate the acquired pellicle on the teeth so don’t worry about brushing first.
  • When you remove the trays, expectorate as much bleach as possible and rinse with water before brushing.
 
Biggie, Minnesota
May 16 '13
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Teeth are noticably whiter after just 1 treatment. No pain, although I have a high tolerance for pain and like a little of it, getting pimples squeezed, etc.
Even whiter after day two. I am on day 3 now, the only problem is finding 45 minutes where I don't have to talk to anyone.

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Kay, Gramercy, LA
Dec 20 '12
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I bought this thinking it would work - the gel was a think glob that kept falling out of the tray before I could even put them in my mouth. The gel burned my gums, didn't get on all of my teeth, and didn't make a difference in my teeth color. I would not use this product.

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Azaria, CA
Oct 23 '12
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Paid $27.00

I`m a guy and even though my teeth were pretty white to begin with, I thought they could use a boost to whiten them further. I had NO problems with pain or gums turning white, but I`m immune to almost anything ( example: I`ve never had a cole sore, never had chicken pox). After the 1st use, my teeth looked whiter. Only con with this is clenching your teeth together for 45 minutes so the strips stay in place.

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Pam, PA
Sep 29 '12
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I had no ill effects from this product. It worked great. I am very pleased with it and was told make sure not to brush you teeth before hand. But I will buy it again.

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K, Barrie
Aug 24 '12
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If you get the gel on your gums, especially a lot of it, your gums will turn white. If you have enamel wear and general sensitivity with your teeth, they will be even more sensitive temporarily. If you have white spots on your teeth, they will be more obvious until the rest of the tooth lightens. Wipe off extra gel and use a fluoride rinse for sensitivity. You can use every 2nd or 3rd day if too sensitive. These are a very affordable alternative to whitening trays from a dentist.

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Gemma, USA
Jul 23 '12
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I have tried many whitening products over the past five or so years. These are really nice because I did see noticeable improvement after the first application. The white dots and streaks many reviewers are experiencing are normal and occur with other brands as well. They fade by the time you finish the box. I also recommend using these in the morning before brushing your teeth. After taking them off, leave the remaining gel on and brush your teeth (mixing gel and tooth paste). Rinse well. This can help whiten the back teeth.

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Shayla, Canada
May 31 '12
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Paid $19.99

The product does work really well I saw results after only one use. However on day two my gums did turn white and burn. I see it has happened to others as well. I would recommend this product as it does work well. But with a warning because it does cause painful irritation to gums. Trays do fall out of place and wearing two at one time causes one to salivate.

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Carol, Burnaby, BC
May 30 '12
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Paid $19.00

On day four. Burning on third day, front upper inside lips. I put some plastic between my teeth and lip and it seemed to help. Rinsed the gel much more carefully on day 4. My teeth are noticeably whiter. I'm doing two trays at once, 45 minutes. Will finish the 7 days.

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Leah, Pittsburgh
May 25 '12
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Burnt my gums off on the second day. DO NOT USE. OUCH!!

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Nickz, none of it
May 03 '12
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I'm scared. I've had braces before and it's been 2 years since I haven't had them but i'm scared if the pain is really bad or that it won't cover my whole teeth? or if
it'll leave my gums white? Please answer me back. I'm not allowed to buy another one so its using this or not. and I have to have my teeth whiter in 3 days cuz I have a special occasion.

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Anonymous, London, england
Apr 27 '12
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Turned top gums white on second application. I am shocked the product does not come with list of warnings or possible risks. Very irresponsible of them, careless towards customers. Will not be using again...

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Alison, Virginia
Apr 25 '12
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Paid $12.00

I have used crest strips before and they worked well, however they are expensive. I decided to try Aquafresh Trays instead. They work excellent!!! I didnt have any pain. For all users that are geting pain... YOU HAVE TO PUT THE ON DIRTY TEETH! Do not brush your teeth and then use them. Also, try not talking with them and they wont slip outta place. I put them on in the am (before I brush my teeth) or after im done snacking in the evening, The 45 is kinda annoying, but worth it!

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Anonymous, Kingston, On
Apr 24 '12
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I used Aquafresh White Trays last night and felt sick all night even though I wiped off excess gel and cleaned my teeth thoroughly after using. I won't used them again.

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Anonymous, TX
Apr 17 '12
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Paid $30.00

THEY HURT. But I gotta admit that I've had worst pains than this, you know? I can bear it for 45 minutes. For...seven days.. Lol. I just really hope it's worth it, since I'm only on my second day.

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S Davis, Cambridge, ON
Mar 19 '12
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Paid $15.00

I was very skeptical about these over-the-counter whiteners. I came here to read the reviews and decided to try. I am a skeptical no more. This product does what it says it does. I had some bad staining due to age. At age fifty I noticed my teeth were noticebly stained.

I tried this product and in three days the stains started to fade. In fact, after the first use I saw a noticeble improvement. I experienced no pain. I took the advise of one reviewer and did one tray at a time.

I would definitely recommend this product. It really works! I am a convert with white stain-free pearlies again!

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Anonymous, California
Mar 13 '12
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Day 1 I spit them out after 5 minutes due to sharp pain on bottom teeth. Day 2 I thought was going well until I look in the mirror (about 6 or 7 minutes in) and the bottom one had completely slipped out of place. I had also tucked a piece of toilet paper between my bottom lip and gums because I thought they were slipping because of all the spit... this sucks. And I have some weird white dots on some of my top teeth. Boooo.

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Allison, alabama
Mar 09 '12
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DO NOT USE AQUAFRESH WHITE TRAYS. I used them one time and after 5 minutes, I touched my teeth and the pain was excruciating. They also left a few tiny white specks on my teeth that looked awful! I recomend PLUS WHITE! It works wonders. Or at least it did for me.... but be smart and do not try these white strips because it's likely to happen to you as well.

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???, imperial beach, CA
Mar 01 '12
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Paid $24.99

Just used it today, like 20 min. ago. hand it in my mouth 5 min. and felt sharp pains in my teeth. Bad enough to cringe so I spit them out and decided never again. good luck

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Ashley, Clarksville, TN
Feb 25 '12
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Simply put...
Pro: Quicker, whiter smile than Crest White Strips; whitening gel gets in-between teeth better and helps the appearance teeth.
Cons: Time- 45 min, they can slip on teeth if you don't clench your teeth together (the whole time which is tough to do and gave me a headache; can cause white and sore spots on gums. The way I advoid this is either vasoline on gums or skipping days between applications (every other day). It seems to be less harsh on the teeth and gums.

I've used both Crest and Aquafresh and thought for sure I'd like Crest better (mostly because they're a bigger brand) However, I can honestly say I like Aquafresh White Trays a little better. I seem to have better whitening results with them than I do with the whitestrips. The only thing that scares me is Aquafresh doesn't tell you the % of the peroxide!

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Vanessa, Toronto
Feb 22 '12
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THIS IS THE WORST PRODUCT EVER!!!!! IT BURNED MY TEETH AND GUMS TO THE POINT WHERE I WOKE UP CRYING BECAUSE MY TEETH HURT SO DAMN BAD. I USED IT TWICE AND THREW IT AWAY BECAUSE OF THE PAIN

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!

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Anonymous, USA
Feb 11 '12
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Paid $25.00

For purposes of direct comparison, I used just the bottom trays, 1 per day for 7 days until all were used. I did not use the upper trays. I could tell NO difference between my lower teeth (trays used) and upper teeth (trays not used). In my opinion, it was a waste of $25. I would not recommend. Keeping it real.

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Maggie, Ely, England
Feb 03 '12
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Paid $18.00

They work great!
I got them on sale and though "what the heck"
After two treatments my teeth were noticably whiter :)

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Mandy, IN, USA
Feb 02 '12
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Paid $30.00

Much less irritation and sensitivity than with white strips from competitor tried when they first came out. Results by day 3. Nice for the price; did prefer over strips as gel gets between teeth. Bottom line if you want professional go spend min $150 for molds ams gel. If you want a cheaper alternative this is good.

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Katkat, Ottawa, Canada
Jan 31 '12
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Paid $23.99

I loved these, my teeth are noticeably whiter after 2 uses. The bottom tray does fit as well as the upper tray but it is not that uncomfortable. For the price and only 30 minutes I am quite satisfied with this product.

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Margaret, cleveland
Jan 30 '12
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My teeth were a little yellow. I just wanted to whiten them. I used them for 5 day's straight and just 2 more day's to go. Well, the last 2 i can't use because it burned my bottem inner lip, and the top of my mouth hurts cause my gums are white. My teeth looks the same as they did before. They don't stay in place. These strips suck!!! Now i have to wait 2 weeks and i will try the Rembrandt 2 hour whiting!!!

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Trish, England
Jan 18 '12
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First time iv used it trays are uncomfortable so I will try suggestions of 1 at a time tomoz but if it works I dont care and it was only £30 so vert affordable

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HankQ, Canada
Jan 15 '12
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Have been using this once a year for the past 3 years. The first time I used it I saw the most drastic results and it was evident very shortly after I started using it. It lasts for a really long time so long as you are someone who is fairly vigilant in your oral health maintenance. For the price this product provides good value and good results that last for a long time. Some minor gum irritation but that usually diminishes after the 2nd or 3rd use. My dentist even asked if I whitened my teeth because they were so white. You can also decide to what degree you want of white by discontinuining use before the 7 day supply you receive (you can save these and use them next time or for a touch up).

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Teeth Whitening, San Francisco, CA
Dec 09 '11
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These are THE WORST whiteners ever. They slip off your gums and the gel doesn't evenly distribute and i hate them.

Buy Crest white strips.

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Anonymous
Dec 05 '11
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well I used it first day was a little bit uncomfortable but I am on my second day and I got no sore gums, I think it depends on the person. I felt weird feeling after I used it but in 30 mins after you use it it returns back to normal. IT WORKS thats for sure. AND DONT PUT BOTH OF THE TRAYS AT THE SAME TIME !! do it as one by one, it takes 90 minutes but no excessive saliva is produces and even if there is, it enables for you to spit it out

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Anoymous, okc
Nov 27 '11
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This product burned my gums. I have used a lot of products before and never had that happen. I do not recommend this product.

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Cristina , miami
Nov 26 '11
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White gum sores no thanks to these trays they look horrible only my second day !!! do not use !!! im putting a 1 as for worst because the dont have a 0!

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Will, Austin, tx
Nov 11 '11
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They did not fit on the bottom at all. I fell asleep with them on and I swallowed the bottom tray. Anybody?

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Len , Burlington
Oct 20 '11
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Paid $49.99

What a waste of time and money
lasted 7 min and I swallowed the gel

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Sheila, NJ
Oct 06 '11
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These white tray were affordable buti had much discomfort!!! The chemicals burned off the first few layers of my gums and made them bleed. so bad that they still bleed when i bush my teeth after day 2 of having used them. only left on for 25 mins though quoted 30. And its not due to gum sensitivity bc i use crest white strips often and have had no problems. definately would not recommend these!!!!!!!

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Sissy Foster, trenton, ON
Sep 15 '11
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I have used other whitening strips before and they worked well. Although this is my first time using aquafresh, I liked the price and never had any discomfort with use other then the movement of the trays. They brought my teeth shades whiter and in half the amount of time that the strips did.

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Smile, Toothville
Sep 15 '11
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Paid $23.00

Well, I have tried different whitening products and noticed some slight differences in the Aquafresh white trays compared to "strip" versions. The first thing I noticed was the price, compared to Crest strips and other products, the Aquafresh White Trays were cheap. Another plus is the fact that the trays seem to cover more surface area than strips do. I feel like the gel gets in between my teeth and suppose the more area that is touched, the whiter my teeth will be in the end. I am on day 4. I noticed a change in color of both my teeth and gums. Both are whiter. The thing I don't care for is the way the gel squishes out of the trays. It feels gross in my mouth and when i try to remove this excess gel, the trays shift. It is very difficult to keep the trays in position. This product does get the job done, as long as you can tolorate keeping your mouth still for the full 45 minutes.

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Hapi, MS
Sep 12 '11
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The only way I can use these trays is to do them one at a time. If I put both trays in at once they slide all over the place. They work much better one at a time but that also means 1 1/2 hours of having them in my mouth. There has to be a better way.

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Barry, San Diego
Aug 22 '11
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After about 10 minutes of using the trays, I would get a sudden sharp pain in some of my teeth. It came off and on, but felt very unpleasant. I am scared to use it again today because I don't know if it will continue or get worse. This is my first time and I could be freaking out for no reason but I just want to be safe and not ruin my teeth. lol What should I do?

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Anonymous
Aug 15 '11
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Day 1 for me was yesterday and boy! my teeth are sensitive just after one use. The bottom strip slide right off and I couldn't keep in in for more than half an hour. Don't know if I can continue.....I couldn't barely drink anything cold today. I will try again today and see what happens. If the sensitivities is only temporary, than I may continue to use it.

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John, Dallas, TX
Aug 08 '11
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I found that the Aquafresh Whitening Trays worked very well for my teeth. No white gum sores and my teeth are visibly whiter after just three uses.

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Anonymous, tacoma washington
Aug 06 '11
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honestly i dislike these they move around to much and so muchspit ends up in my mouth along with the gel that iam forced to spit them out before the 45 minutes is UP! also they made my gums white which totally freaked me out that i had to go to the dentist to check it out i will not be buying these again i would raither pay the 50 bucks for crest because they work

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First Time User
Aug 05 '11
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I am a first time user and I am on my 2nd day. I just got my braces off and my dentist recommended me using Aquafresh White Trays. I do have to say that I can tell that my teeth are getting whiter but it is a little painful. I first came to this site because today after I used the trays for the 2nd time , my gums were on "fire" and were white. I was freaking out thinking something was wrong, but now I realized it happens to everyone. While using the trays your teeth are sensitive and brushing your teeth hurts, just a little but if im getting the results i want i guess the pain is worth it. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains."

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BP, MS Gulf Coast
Jul 19 '11
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Paid $28.00

The trays fit poorly and do not stay on well. When setting the trays on my teeth a lot of the gel squishes out and is lost. The longer I kept them on, the harder it was to keep them in place. They slip and slide and I was constantly trying to reposition them. I'm not sure they are worth the trouble.

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Dick , TN
Jul 14 '11
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Useless trays do not fit

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Janet McInroy , hastings Ontario Canada
Jul 05 '11
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your product work very well except that I have large teeth and the trays only covered half my teeth. I would use this product again and would recomend it to others if the trays were available in different sizes.

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Cheryl, ontario
Jul 04 '11
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I fell asleep on the second day!!!OMG!My mouth has such a chemical burn that it is soooooooooooooooooooo painfull people!!!!!!besides that my teeth are nice and white again;)

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Dave
Jun 30 '11
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just did my second trays. my gums were already inflamed from getting my braces off but the pain isn't enough to complain about for me. i have sensitive teeth to but no pain there either. ive noticed a little improvement but im not sure i might just be imagining it! if these end up working i would highly recommend them!

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Brea, Billings, MT
Jun 22 '11
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I used these trays and within 3 days I saw a difference in my teeth color. They really brightened them up and really worked. They didn't cause me any pain, but did cause a little sensitivity, as most whitening products do. They are so convenient to just grab at the store instead of having to go to a Dentist and spend almost 300 or more dollars. I love them and will continue to use them!

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Benjamin, Austin, TX
Jun 22 '11
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This is the first product like this that I have used. I can't say for sure that they are making my teeth a lot whiter, however they are definitely working. As far as this discomfort everyone is talking about I can't really say I agree. You can feel the trays, but I'm on day 3 and I don't have any chemical burns or even mild discomfort (I mean you can feel them, thats about it). The trays fit my teeth like a glove. When you compare the cost of these trays to what a dentist will charge you they're a steal.

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This Guy, This Place
Jun 21 '11
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Well, it made my teeth white, but at a price. I thought I had cancer or gum disease until I saw this website and all the responses.

Here is the results of my trials.
Teeth = white, and very sensative with sharp pains while using gell
Gums = also white and very snsative while using the gel.

The after effects
teeth = stayed white for a long period of time, and their sensativity went away shortly after treatment.
Gums = turned back to a normal color after a short period of time after treatment, and the sensativity went away aftrer a longer period of time then the color returned.

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