Easily Keep Your Teeth White
I am someone who gets my teeth professionally whitened. It is just faster for someone with a fast-paced lifestyle like myself, and I can get awesome results within two hours. So for me it works, except for the fact that I am always left in so much pain from tooth sensitivity, and I am very squeamish and not a great patient in a dental chair. I am pretty sure my dentist doesn’t look forward to whitening my teeth. Luckily I received some great products that are not only very affordable, but that also whiten my teeth as bright as when I get them professionally done and without any pain whatsoever!
I actually started with the new Luster Premium White Power White Pro because I had never heard of it, and it is targeted for serious smokers, coffee drinkers and wine drinkers. Being that I was two of the prior and a serious one, I figured I would see what it could do.
This toothpaste whitens, but also cleans effectively because it removes up to 95 percent of surface stains in only five days and doubly whitens instead of just one stage of whitening like the leading toothpaste brands do. Did I mention there is zero tooth sensitivity with this one? My teeth definitely got whiter and fast. I wasn’t too keen on the fact that it does not leave your mouth feeling as minty fresh as my regular toothpaste, but it was nothing a little mouth wash couldn’t fix. This toothpaste retails for $8.99.
Then I tried the new Crest 3D White Whitestrips Whitening+Therapy. These strips are just like the regular strips we all know, but they have a two-step routine that involves the therapy after, which is a tooth-strengthening enamel serum. These strips need to be left on for only 30 minutes, and they whiten just as much as a professional cleaning session with about two uses. The product says it will remove up to six years of stains, and I believe it because of my own results.
These strips are made speicifcally for people who are sentsitve to regular tooth whitening products, so I was the perfect candidate. The strips have everyone asking me where I get my teeth whitened. They stay put and do not move because they use an advanced seal technology no-slip grip, so even talking with them on won’t make them move. That means all of the product gets used and doesn’t dissolve in your mouth. These strips retail for about $ 44.
Finally, I used Rembrandt’s 3 Day Whitening Boost Kit as a booster between strips and daily brushing. It has customizable StayPut strips, which means they form to your teeth, whether you put them on while smiling or just by opening your mouth wide. They adhere naturally to the shape of your teeth and gums, and stay put.
They felt more comfortable to me then the Crest 3D Whitestrips. I forget I even have them in my mouth. Though this is a booster product, all the ingredients are enamel-safe products that dentists use. I have sensitive teeth and the boost did not leave my gums bleeding or burning. They felt just like regular strips, but they brightened more in a span of three days. This is in about a quarter of the time that traditional 14-day kits take. After three days of use, my teeth were even brighter then before. This kit retails for around $7.
Editor’s note: This article was updated to reflect the manufacturer’s name change of Power White Pro and the image was replaced to reflect new packaging.
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.