Groupon, I was able to complete this goal! They had a screaming deal teeth whitening with Dr. Leon Ren in Newport Beach, and I decided to take the opportunity to finally get it done!
I'm not quite sure what I was expecting pain wise, but after teeth whitening you teeth are extremely sensitive (since the bleach has basically dehydrated them). The sensitivity only lasted a day, but eeks- I remember wondering, "Why on earth did I voluntarily go to the dentist??"
Whoever said pain is beauty sure wasn't lying!