Monday, January 22, 2007

My Teeth

Is anyone else getting grossed out by the fact that I keep writing about my teeth, or is it just me?

I finished the 14 days prescribed to use the whitening strips that I mentioned, and the results are in: It didn’t make a lick of difference. To me, my teeth look exactly as they did 14 days ago. So, naturally, the first thing I did when I got in the office today was stop by Tim’s, and grab a coffee. “Forget this noise!” said I. “I’m drinking coffee again!”

Will I try some type of teeth whitening product again in the future? Yes, I think I will. I used the Life brand this time—from Shopper’s Drug Mart—because it was the cheapest, but next time I’ll use a more expensive kind, and see if that works better. (I did notice manufacturing defects with the Life brand ones, so we’ll see if the more expensive ones are made better.) The other thing I’ll do is try using the strips at night, instead of in the morning; the problem is that I was supposed to leave them in for 30 minutes, but sometimes I was in too much of a rush to get out the door, and had to settle for 25 or even 20 minutes. (Which means that I can’t really blame the product for not working; even with the manufacturing defects, there were numerous days that I didn’t do it for the full 30 minutes, so I should expect the results I got.)

I still don’t want to try again immediately, though; the product says that you can use it every six months, if you want, so I’ll wait before I try another product. I don’t want the crap they put into those strips eating away at my teeth…