As 2012 quickly approaches, many people are busy making New Year’s resolutions for goals inside and out. Do you want whiter teeth for the New Year? If you’d like to try something new to lighten your pearly whites, then read on: Because one lucky Contest Corner reader will win a set of tooth whitening products from REMBRANDT, including a 2 Hour Whitening Kit, 2 tubes of whitening toothpaste, and whitening mouthwash, so read on!
I have some very large, noticeable stains on my front teeth that I despise. I had a check-up at the dentist a few months ago, so I know they’re not cavities – they’re just very ugly splotches. I’ve self-conscious of them and really want to get them professionally whitened; it just isn’t in my budget at the moment. I’ve tried over-the-counter kits before and never really seen enough of a difference to warrant the $20-30, so I was really interested to try the REMBRANDT line and see if it would stand out from the others. Also, the last time I tried one of those kits was a few years back, and the stains have gotten a lot worse since then, so anything is a help at this point!
What intrigued me about the complimentary set of REMBRANDT products I received is that was a full line of different products – a whitening kit, 2 toothpastes, and a mouthwash. I was very eager to see how this set would work on my gnashers!
I started on my tooth whitening journey a little over a week ago by using the INTENSE STAIN and DEEPLY WHITE + Peroxide toothpastes every day in conjunction with the DEEPLY WHITE + Peroxide Whitening Mouthwash. I didn’t notice any visible difference in the color of my teeth, but they definitely felt fresh and very clean, which makes me like the toothpaste regardless of how it makes my teeth look! I like the mouthwash a lot, but if you’re like me and used to using milder dental products, this might take some adjusting to. It really burned like crazy the first time I used it, but my mouth got used to it after that and I haven’t had problems continuing with it. You’re supposed to use 2 teaspoons of the mouthwash at a time, which is about 2 capfuls – I wish they had included a better cap for measuring the mouthrinse with, but it’s not a big deal.
After having some time to use the toothpastes and mouthrinse, I embarked on using the DEEPLY WHITE 2 Hour Whitening Kit this afternoon. The kit includes a set of two trays which you mold to your teeth by dunking into hot water and then inserting into your mouth. I was familiar with this process as I’ve done it for mouth guards when I was training in martial arts and also with other tooth whitening systems. These are smaller than other tooth whitening trays, and focus on the front of your mouth. (I think the top one also shriveled up a little bit because I got the water too hot…whoopsie!) I appreciate the fact that you can cut the tabs off these trays so you can actually close your mouth during the process – sitting around with a tray sticking out of your mouth and drooling on yourself is not a cute look, no matter how white your teeth are.
The downside to this system is that it is fairly involved, since you have to sit around with trays in your mouth for 2 hours. Every 20 minutes, you get up, rinse out your mouth and trays, rest for ten minutes, then start on the next 20 minute block of whitening. Also, it did make my mouth and gums a little inflamed, although that really seems to be par for the course with all tooth whitening systems and I don’t think will be an issue. But, the good news is that it did in fact whiten my teeth! Now, no over-the-counter kit is going to work miracles – my teeth still have the same blotches and they’re not blindingly white, but I can see an overall lightening. After I was finished, I immediately followed with the DEEPLY WHITE + Peroxide toothpaste & mouthrinse, just to give it that little extra push!
Here’s a picture of me right after finishing the 2 hour treatment:
I’ve enjoyed trying out the REMBRANDT line of products and really like how clean they get my teeth in addition to the whitening treatment. Locate a store near you or buy online by visiting Rembrandt.com.
One lucky Contest Corner reader will win a set of REMBRANDT products including the REMBRANDT® 2 Hour Whitening Kit, 2 tubes of the REMBRANDT® Deeply White™ + Peroxide Toothpaste, and a bottle of the REMBRANDT® Deeply White™ + Peroxide Mouthwash! Here’s how to enter:
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