I fear opening that dreaded email from Facebook declaring someone’s tagged me in a photo, a hideous one I’m sure, yet last time this happened I was pleasantly surprised. There I was looking super happy with a big cheesy grin, but my close-lipped smile seems to have disappeared since I brought home the Whiter Than White Teeth Whitening Kit (Â£99 plus shipping; international shipping available).
The kit came with custom made trays, which meant I had to take an impression of my teeth myself, which I found slightly alarming due to never having done anything like it before. I watched the instructional DVD and then felt a lot more confident to give it a go without my dentist.
I mixed the putty as per instructions, put it on the plastic tray, and then attempted to get my whole mouth over it and bite down quickly before the putty hardened. You get about three minutes before its too late, and I’ve never been great with time management. My first thought was, “Hmmm, did I bite down hard enough?” and then, “Arrrgh, am I going to get this thing out of my mouth?”
The suction caused by the process was a little distressing, but with a bit of patience I managed to pry it out along with the excess dribble. Unfortunately, only a mere dent of my teeth appeared on the putty. I phoned the free phone number and was told that another set of putty would be on its way. Great!
Is the Whiter Than White tooth whitening service the same service I would get from my dentist?
According to the company, yes, the Whiter Than White two-step tooth whitening service is exactly the same service you would get from your dentist, using the same carbamide peroxide gel.
The only difference is that your dentist is not present when you do the impression of your teeth, hence the price difference. Your dentist will charge you between Â£200 to Â£400 ($320 to $640) or more, but the company doesn’t have the same expenses as the dentist.
Next day, sure enough the putty arrived, so I had another go at it, working much quicker this time, and success! My teeth perfectly formed in the yellow putty.
Three days after sending the impression back in the freepost envelope, my custom molded whitening trays and gel arrived. I found the trays surprisingly comfortable and started my two-week journey to a dazzling smile. I found avoiding coffee and red wine a couple of hours before and after each hour session of wearing the trays the most difficult part. I was warned my teeth might become a little more sensitive, but I managed to deal with this by using some toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.
After the first week, I really noticed a difference in the colour of my teeth, and after two weeks was very impressed. My teeth weren’t shockingly white afterwards, but that’s not the look I was going for. The yellowish tint is gone, and my teeth are now more of a natural shade of white. It’s really noticeable in photos, and overall it’s a product I’d definitely recommend, particularly as they offer your money back if you make a successful recommendation. If I persuade 10 friends to buy a kit, I’ll get all my money back! Bargain!