As some of you may have seen from my Christmas Haul 2012, I received the Rapid White Tooth Whitening strips this Christmas which claim to be the UK's first non-peroxide dissolving strips. Within the pack, you receive 14 pouches, each pouch containing a upper and lower tooth whitening strip and an accelerator. To apply, you simply dab the accelerator onto the teeth you would like to whiten, and then press on the strips. I noticed that I had an overhang of strip at this point which I tucked under my teeth. After this, they start dissolving in your mouth and the majority of the strip will be gone within around 5 - 10 minutes. Then it is up to you whether you rinse or don't rinse. It tells you to do this for 7 days twice a day. .
On application, I didn't find them difficult to press onto my teeth. They didn't slide around at all or fall off the tooth, and there was no mess as no gel was involved. The taste was not bad either, it merely tasted like mint which was quite nice! However, I found that the strips hurt the inside of my lips a bit, and made my gums a little sensitive when later brushing, even though it claims to be a mild treatment. I also ended up having small bits of strip that had not dissolved in my mouth for a long time, until I eventually rinsed them away.
After the first application I definitely noticed that my teeth were a shade whiter, however as I continued to use them throughout the week I can't say I noticed a huge change. I used them exactly as instructed, including following the instructions for best results, i.e. not eating/drinking for 15 minutes afterwards and not running your tongue along the front of your teeth, but I'm not sure it helped. Overall, I found these whitening strips to be fairly average. While I do think that my teeth are slightly whiter, they unfortunately did not give me the gloriously white teeth I was after.
Has anyone else got any tooth whitening recommendations?
Hope you're all well!
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