Anyone who really knows me can tell you that my teeth are extremely important to me. I wore braces for about 4 1/2 years which for me felt more like forever and a half. I got them on towards the end of my Sophomore year in High School and didn’t get them off until about my sophomore year in college. As awkward as school photos normally are, for me they were ten times more awkward. I wasn’t sure whether to smile or not, not to mention how insecure I was about myself in general. I always had crooked teeth and I was always made fun of because of them, but I did not expect to feel even worse when I actually got braces to fix them.
Well anyway, Fast Forward a few years later and BAM! there I am Sophomore in college, cheesing as much as I could. My new pearly whites were amazing! the only thing was that because I had my braces on for so long, my teeth were a bit yellow. As soon as I left the Orthodontists office I headed straight to Rite Aid and purchased a box of Crest Whitening Strips. They worked great! The only problem I had and still have was the price. For the one box that I had purchased I believe I paid close to $50 USD which to me is a little insane.
Since then, I have been searching for an affordable alternative. I used to do the whole baking soda thing, where you add a little baking soda and some water, mix it up, and then basically brush your teeth with that, but my mom had told me to stop doing that becuse I was going to damage my teeth, so I stopped using it.
The other day while I was in Wal-Mart I decided to take a look at the teeth aisle and I came across a product that I’ve been seeing much of in YouTube beauty videos. It is called the Plus White 5 Minute Premiere Whitening System. It is the easiest whitening system i have ever encountered and for such an amazing price!
If you Compare this product to the price of Crest Whitening strips, it is a whitening system that you cannot pass up. (Love you crest whitening strips buttttt, I am a college student on a budget!) You won’t get the same results that you would get at a doctors office, but for the price it is totally worth it. The system says “results in 5 minutes” but it actually starts to work in 5 minutes so I usually leave it for 10-15 min. You must use it the way it tells you too, twice a day for 14 days to see maximum results, but I seriously saw results in 3 days. I don’t have really bad stained teeth since I don’t smoke and rarely drink coffee BUT I promise you guys it is deff worth a try! It didn’t make my teeth and gums sensitive either which is wonderful! The kit that I have comes with the gel, mouth guard, & a rinse. I have not used the rinse so i’m not sure if that works in particular.
Price: $7-10 USD (depending on where you buy it from)
Promise: “advanced technology, proven bleaching power that whitens & brightens, New needlenose tube for precise application, comfortable mouth tray, New staingaurd post rinse keeps your teeth white & locks in whiteness. Help delay stains from reappearing on your teeth, you’ll see noticeably whiter teeth within days!” -pluswhite.com
Ingredients: WATER (AQUA), GLYCERIN, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, CARBOMER, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, FLAVOR, SODIUM SACCHARIN, POTASSIUM STANNATE, DISODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, ETIDRONIC ACID, AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE.
Where can you purchase? Pluswhite.com, any drugstore, online (amazon…etc.)
Overall Thoughts: The only thing that bothers me about this kit is the mouthgaurd. It is really uncomfortable & I feel like it makes me drool more than normal. You do not have to use the mouth guard, you can just apply the gel with a Q-tip but I am way too lazy for all that. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Other than that, like I’ve said a million times before in this post, I deff recommend you at least try it! Plus, you just cannot beat the price, right? Right.
I dare you to try it & let me know how it goes 🙂