|Luster Premium White-Distinctly White Teeth Whitening System|
I really wasn't setting my expectations too high considering tetracycline staining happens while a child's teeth are developing and not as a result of things you eat, drink, etc. But I did see some changes...though I don't believe for me it would be worth the time, effort or cost normally. If you're interested in purchasing the product, Amazon does have it available at this link: Distinctly White Dual Action Whitening System for $12.99 plus shipping ($4.99, it's thru one of their sellers). You may also be able to find it at one of your local stores. I do have 5 sets of coupons that I can send out to the first five people to request them; the coupon sets include 4 coupons, 1 for the system I tried and 3 for their other products...you can use the Contact Me page to see where to send your request. I was also sent 5 packets of their NOW! Instant Whitening Toothpaste, but I didn't get around to trying it unfortunately...but that means that I can send them out to those who contact me for the coupons :-)
Likes: Fairly simple to use-you rinse with the mouth wash for 10 seconds, then use the gel brush to "paint" the gel onto your teeth. It stays on for 10 minutes, then you're done. I always rinsed well afterward. Here's pics of the mouth wash and gel brush:
Dislikes: One of the things the instructions tell you is not to get the gel on your tongue, lips or gums. Unfortunately, it's kind of hard for it not to get on your gums with your bottom teeth...and when it comes in contact, it's kind of a faint stinging sensation. For those who've ever had their hair permed, especially years ago-you know how it felt when the solution got on your forehead by accident or was left on just a little too long? That's kind of the feeling. I also didn't care for having to keep my mouth basically open for the ten minutes since if I tried to close it, my lips would inevitably touch my teeth.
Overall, for me I most likely wouldn't consider using this in the future...but again, my situation is a bit different since the majority of my teeth discoloration is from medicine that stained my teeth as a child while my permanent teeth were still developing--those of you who like those tasty coffee, tea and soda beverages or who are smokers would probably have better luck and see more of a difference (presumably).
So there you have it...and let me say, I was really debating on whether I would post my experience or not. Not because of the product itself, but I never thought I'd be brave enough to put pictures of my teeth on here. It's kinda weird, ya know? I feel very self conscious about certain aspects of my appearance so here I am, being brave! So for a better reason to smile, I'll direct you instead to my other blog, The Disney World Files, where I've got my October Disney Prize Pack Giveaway going on. I'd smile really big if I won a Disney giveaway, wouldn't you?
Have you ever tried any teeth whitening products? If so, how did they work for you?