So I finally made the decision to professionally whiten. They had a card of teeth colors and mine was C2, which was yellowish. They said that these colors whiten faster. It was $295. A technician came in and made a mold of my teeth. She kept saying that I was easy to take impressions from and that she got the most beautiful molds she's ever gotten. That was weird because using all those whiten at home molds always made me gag and dry heave. This was easy. Later that day, the office called and said that my kit was ready. I stopped in the next day. I got a quick lesson on how to whiten. I started as soon as I got home.
Original teeth color before whitening
Day 1 after first whitening
The procedure is pretty easy. They gave me a prescription sensitivity toothpaste that I brush with. I don't rinse after brushing.
I have these syringes with the whitening gel. I put a thin line of it in the clear molds of my teeth and put them in. Then I am supposed to suck in my breath, so they seal. Then, I take a wet toothbrush and clean my gums so the whitening stuff doesn't get on it. I set my cell phone timer for 30 minutes.
That's it. I have always had sensitive teeth, but I am not noticing anything too different. I keep going about 7-10 days until I reach my ideal white color. They also told me to rinse after drinking coffee (or red wine, but I don't drink that). I was also told to go to every other day if my teeth start to hurt. The worst thing is that I feel like my teeth were worse than I though. I now look at them and think, "Why didn't I do this before?" I'll keep updating.