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Eight years of searching for a way to get perfectly white teeth will teach you a thing or two about what's best to use. I've used everything from strips to syringes to get a pearly white smile. So, besides regular brushing and dental checkups, what can you do to get a whiter smile?
Here are a few reviews on products I've tried:
Crest 3D Whitestrips
Pros: This product did a great job whitening my teeth pretty fast. You can notice a difference in a day or two. I also liked how these strips did not cause tooth sensitivity.
Cons: You have to continually use the strips every night. If you forget even one time, I noticed my teeth regressing back to a less white state.
H&B Collection Teeth Whitening Kit
Pros: This product made my teeth look extra white and worked really fast!
Cons: After using this product continually, my teeth felt fake and somewhat gritty. Personally, this product was a great price for white teeth but felt too harsh.
All Natural Charcoal Teeth Whitening Tuxedo Rocky Mountain Essentials
Pros: This was the most unique of all the whitening systems I used because the powder itself is black. It seems weird to that black charcoal will help give you white teeth, but I really liked this product.
Cons: My teeth have never felt more sensitive than when I used a charcoal powder. Though it worked well as a whitener, I missed being able to eat and drink without the pain of sensitive teeth.
"Whitening Lightning" Super Booster Teeth Whitening Pen
Pros: I absolutely loved this product! It was one simple product that was easy to use and had great results.
Cons: It is expensive. I ran out of the gel every two weeks, meaning I would need to spend $60 every other week. That adds up over the years, meaning I had to cross it off my list.
Coconut Oil Pulling Mouthwash
Pros: I use coconut oil for everything! I leave it in my hair as a mask, I use it as a moisturizer and I use it as a body lotion. Why not use it to whiten teeth?
Cons: I was not a fan of swishing oil in my mouth! It had a minty aftertaste, but I never got used to the feeling of oil in my mouth. I also noticed more health benefits than whitening benefits.
Dr. Song Home Professional Teeth Whitening Kit
Pros: Your teeth will change instantly! Even without using the product for a few days, my teeth stayed white and bright until I could purchase a new box.
Cons: All the tools the kit includes are a little overwhelming and the instructions can be a little confusing.
Aura Glow Teeth Whitening Kit
Pros: This is the best LED light kit I've used. The applications are used just like normal, but the LED light makes a significant difference.
Cons: It works out be about $720 on teeth whitening a year. If you want to spend the cash, this is a great product, but I didn't have that budget.
Opalescence Teeth Whitening Gel
Pros: In my experience, I like using gel to whiten teeth. It's quick, direct and lasting. The two tubes in this kit come with four syringes and application is easy.
Cons: This product will hurt your gums if you do not apply it correctly. Even a slight amount of gel on the gum will cause a burning sensation. I did enjoy this product but I did not like how it hurt my gums if I wasn't careful.
Dial a Smile Whitening Kit
Pros: This is one of the best whitening products I have ever used. I love the tools, the instructions and how white my teeth look when I use this kit.
Cons: This is not my holy grail product but it's the next best thing. I'm not into paying a large amount of money for teeth whitening but I can sincerely say product is one I continue to use. To help save money, I only use it once a week. I'd put this product as my number one if it wasn't so expensive.
Now for my holy grail of all products.
Dr. George Dental White Gel
There are no cons to this product only pros. You have 3 different ways of using this product and each one gives you pearly white teeth. The $15 bottle lasts me for six months. I mix the gel with my toothpaste each morning and night for three days and always notice a difference.
For extra white teeth, I pair this dental gel with Crest Luxe 3D Glamorous White toothpaste and mouthwash. My teeth have stayed consistently whiter for the past year and half since using these products!
Hopefully these products can help you find what works best for your budget and your white smile!