Wednesday, July 25, 2007

{Sparkly} White

Here's the inside scoop...

The last 9 days I have been looking downright amazing every night for at least 2 hours. This is how I know. I am in the "night white" mode. What does that mean? This: I have been wearing silicone trays on my teeth filled with bleach.

It hurts. Tonight I was sitting on the couch and the pain was so intense that I decided to take the trays out early. I don't think it is suppose to hurt that bad. I really want whiter teeth so I willing to endure the pain.

Here is the problem now, I have whiter teeth, but as of tonight, I also have some white "hurt" spots on my gums. They are very irritated. Each time I eat my gums burn. Not good. I think it is a combination of extra flossing and bleach. I don't think my dentist is going to be very happy with me continuing this treatment.

A couple of months ago I went to the dentist because I had major tooth pain. I had to have a root canal. crazy. Now I am getting my teeth whitened due to a cavity I need filled on one of my front teeth. Too much dental work lately. Braces coming soon. I think I am too old for this but hey I want straight white teeth.

We go through some crazy stuff for beauty.

What about you? Any painful beauty treatments lately?

4 comments:

Teri said...

Sorry to hear about that Debra! Just remember, no pain, no gain!

kittyhox said...

Let's see... painful beauty treatments...

I have Invisaligns. They are less painful than traditional braces but when I transition from one set to the next there are a couple of painful days each time I take them off/put them off.

Other than that, eyebrow waxing is most definitely worth the pain/discomfort!

But don't try it at home! I tried that Poetic Wax on my legs once. The telephone rang and I (duh!) answered it and talked for a while. Then I went back and tried to remove the wax. My skin came off along with the wax. Not cool!

Maggie said...

Yup...probably just need to take a break from them for a while. I had that happen.

I switched to "gentle" toothpaste with no whitening stuff added, and that helped give my teeth and gums a rest, too. Ibuprofen, baby!!!

jen said...

a long long time ago I used to tan at a tanning salon. I would wait till summer each year and would tan too long the first time so that I could get my burn out of the way. Very bad decision!!! I haven't tanned in years though. I think plucking my brows is the most painful thing I do now.