Sunday, 17 April 2011

Teeth Whitening!

Everybody wants white teeth, don’t they? Not everyone though has them, due to tea, coffee, red wine, smoking etc. There are some great products out there to try, I’ve never had any professional treatments done but I have tried a couple of cheaper alternatives that i think work great!

Crest White Strips are fantastic! They are massive in the US, as everybody wants that Hollywood smile!! You can’t get them in shops over here but you can get them online.

I went for the Classic ones to start with.  It’s a 14 day kit, you get 28 pouches containing 2 strips, one for your top set and one for your bottom set of teeth, do this twice a day for 30 mins and after around 3 days you’ll notice a visible difference. The strip is about 2 inches long, clear, with a gel coating (the whitening agent), peel back the protective layer of packaging, smooth onto your teeth, avoiding your gums, and fold into place, repeat on the top set. Leave them on for 30 mins, then just remove. You’re teeth may feel a little sensitive a few days in, but this isn’t harmful!! They say your teeth stay white for 1 year. Also you should only do this twice a year and no more. Prices for these can vary between around £20-£30 depending on where you get them. Well worth the money!!
The other product is White Glo, whitening tooth paste which comes with a White Glo Anti-Stain toothbrush and dental flosser toothpicks. It has an extra strength formula which lightens discolouration and yellowing on tooth enamel. Apparently it was originally developed for people in the film industry. So I think if it’s good enough for A-listers, it’s good enough for me!! I got the ‘Professional Choice’ , but they have a large range of toothpastes, including tea & coffee drinkers, smokers and herbal. I got this in Boots for £4, at the moment they are doing a 3 for 2 offer on all their dental range so I got some flossing sticks and mouth wash!! I want a Hollywood/Essex(lol) smile!!


  1. I used White Glo but didnt notice any difference after getting through two tubes so won't be buying again!
    I've been using BleachBright - it has the same bleach as the stuff at the dentists but is 3 times the strength (it's American obviously!). Try that, but don't get it on your gums cos it bloody burns like hell! xx

  2. It's always nice to have nice and shiny teeth, right? Waking up, and then having some shiny pearly white teeth can be a great motivator indeed. Well, I hope that you find success, shiny teeth, and the smile you've always wanted!

    -Bradley Bedell

  3. The results of teeth whitening actually varies from person to person. Some people become happy with the effective and amazing results they get while on the other hand some people may be disappointed. So, before choosing any whitening treatment for your teeth, consult with your dentist about the outcome of the results or have a realistic idea of the result you are going to achieve after treatment and how long it will take to achieve them.

  4. I use Stella white strips. I think they are much better than Crest because they are free of the chemical peroxide.