The beginning of a new year usually marks a fresh start and the beginning of resolutions for health and life habits. I know I’ve been working on taking better care of myself this year! I was recently offered the chance to try a line of dental care products, which fit perfectly with my desire to take better care of my teeth and their appearance. I received three items to kick-start my dental routine:
REMBRANDT INTENSE STAIN Stain Dissolving Strips – this is one of the most unique and convenient whitening systems I’ve seen. These are thin strips that you place over your front teeth which dissolve in 5-10 minutes – they’re a little like those minty breath freshening strips. You can go about your business as normal while wearing them – no gagging, no drooling, and nothing to remove. I love these things! You’re supposed to put on a set of strips twice a day – you can space this out, or do both treatments back-to-back; whatever works best for you. I had some tooth sensitivity the very first time I tried them, but no problems since.
To compliment the whitening strips, I also received a tube of REMBRANDT INTENSE STAIN Toothpaste. I’ve used REMBRANDT whitening toothpaste before and liked it, and I appreciate that they have one for intense stains now, because after 30 years of living life, drinking coffee, wine, etc. etc., my teeth have gotten some stains for sure! This is a nice toothpaste – I’ve been using it at least twice a day.
Finally, I received a bottle of LISTERINE ULTRACLEAN to round out my new routine. This stuff burned my mouth like crazy the first time I used it, but you get used to it over time and I like the thoroughly clean feeling it gives me.
So I’ve been using all of these products for 7 days – the Stain Dissolving Strips are billed as showing results within 3 days with full results in 2 weeks. Do my teeth look whiter? I really think so. Nothing is going to give me Hollywood pearly whites short of a professional treatment, but any improvement is a good thing. I did take comparison photos, but I must say that it is incredibly difficult to photograph your own teeth – and who wants to see a close-up of my crooked teeth anyway?! 😉 I’m pleased and I would definitely continue using all of these products, including the Stain Dissolving Strips, because it’s the easiest tooth whitening system I’ve used yet!
Beyond that, all of these products made my teeth feel a lot cleaner, which is more important than how they look superficially. These have helped cut down on nasty plaque, which will also have the knock-on effect of making my teeth appear less dingy, too! This is an easy routine to maintain and it feels great.
How do you keep your smile bright?