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They have all the knowledge and equipment to do this right without fuss or muss.
There are few things I would tweak however I have absolutely no complaints about the results.
Nice place at a Nice price.
I have to admit I was a tad skeptical when I walked into this place given its not a true dental office. However, the girls that work there were very kind and informative. I ended up on the lighter scale initially (level 4 I think) and went up about 5 shades. What I like best is its a very natural whitening- you will not end up with fake looking teeth like at some places.
I had very minimal sensitivity because I got some of the whitening gel on my gum line but the girls send you home with Sensodyne which worked wonders.
Remember to eat beforehand because you can't for two hours after and stay away from red wine, coffee, etc. for 24 hours :).
Great experience. Nice staff, helpful. I got a good result. Yes, they make you do the work, but they charge a lot less than your dentist will. i got 6 shades lighter. no pain or sensitivity afterwards.
Painful and not worth it.
I tried whitestrips several years ago but was unable to continue using them because the strips covered my teeth AND gums, which led to terrible sensitivity & pain having the gel on my gums (I have tiny little teeth). The Organic Smiles process was fast and easy and my teeth were whitened by 6 shades, which was exactly what I wanted--I'm not interested in having the fake-looking Hollywood white teeth; I just wanted a subtle whitening.
I did end up having pretty severe pain for about 24 hours, but it wasn't as bad as it had been with the strips since I didn't get as much gel on the gums thru this process. And now (30 hours later) the gums are still pretty sore when I try to brush, but I'm sure this will continue to heal quickly, and overall I'm satisfied with the results.
UPDATE: one week later. My teeth actually turned back to the color they were before--I'm so confused and disappointed. Within 2 days the whitening effect had disappeared. AGGGHHHHH!!!
Hi, I'm also very confused about your teeth 'turning back' in color, that has never happened before. If you would like to come back in for a free touch-up appointment call and ask for the manager. I would be interested in learning more and looking at your teeth for future knowledge.
As in Kim1234's review the girls were very nice. However, if you're looking for a professional experience that produces results spend your money elsewhere.
I was surprised I had to do the application of the whitening gel myself. One girl helped me the first two rounds & she wasn't oozing confidence. (By helped me I mean handed me supplies) The second girl helped with last round and said I wasn't using nearly enough gel. Why didn't the first girl say anything? Not having done this before how would I know. As for the overall result, I would be generous in saying my teeth are one shade whiter using their color chart. The whole experience was a huge disappointment. Fortunately I had a groupon. Win some & lose some.
Not worth it, buy the 35% carbonide peroxide yourself....
First I have to say, the girl was super nice here and walked me through each step, and was very thoughtful and helpful, but the whole thing is here that YOU do this ALL yourself!
You apply the gel and cover your gums with vitamin E oil, AWKWARD. They are not allowed to touch you, as they aren't dentists.
This is the EXACT SAME product: 35% carbamide peroxide gel you can buy yourself, and apply at home for a lot less.
I had nearly zero results =( When in the past with Zoom & Britesmile I've seen 5-7 shades of whitening, albeit with more tooth sensitivity than this - but at least those worked!
The whole reason I purchased this is that I prefer to get real results at once rather than doing this myself slowly. I wish I'd read the ONE other low starred review on here first!!!
Worth every penny!. I had my first experience yesterday at Organic Smiles. Thank you, Groupon!!! The (2) young ladies, that helped me, were very friendly and professional. I was so impressed with my teeth brightening 6 shades lighter than what I came in with originally. It was such an easy process and so worth the price!! Although, one tooth and my gums did experience some sensitivity but the sensodyne that was provided to me during the process helped. If you come across a Groupon for the Whitening process? Go for it and don't pass it up!
This is a do it yourself procedure.
The two ladies at Organic Smiles were nice enough, but are not licensed healthcare providers and cannot touch you or your mouth. You, yes you, have to insert the lip retractor, apply the vitamin E oil to your lips and gums and apply the DaVinci whitening gel which is very globby and difficult to apply evenly. The bad lighting doesn't help.
Something else I thought was odd was that they put their gloves on and then put their aprons on. Normally once the glove are on, you don't touch unsanitized items.
I did have some tooth sensitivity after the procedure. For others reading about tooth sensitivity and haven't experienced it themselves, it is pain! Exposed nerve ending on the tooth are painful. Fortunately, this did go away after a few days.
I did have some areas on my gums that are red and raw from gel getting on them which makes brushing my teeth painful.
Did I get the results I was looking for? NO! I was expecting a white Hollywood smile which is far from what I got. The other person who was next to me didn't get the white Hollywood smile either and seemed equally disappointed.
Don't be afraid to get your hopes up!. I went in expecting to be disappointed. I have been self conscious about my yellow teeth for as long as I can remember. However, I am more than pleased with the results! I was skeptical about the guaranteed 8-15 shades whiter but I walked out 12 shades whiter! Now I am having to retrain myself to let my teeth show when I smile! It really worked!
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Excellent teeth whitening. I have been a Dental Assistant for 13 years and went to Organic Smiles for whitening my teeth. They were very professional and answered all my questions. I love my new white teeth and highly recommend this company to everyone :-) I had no sensitivity after the treatments and know that I made the right decision to go all natural without the use of bleach and no damage to my teeth. I have never been so happy! Thank you so very much Organic Smiles :)
Thanks for the great review.
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