Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Teeth Whitener Review

I recently had the pleasure of trying out a new teeth whitening product, the REVIVE Teeth Whitening System, courtesy of the White Lotus Dental Spa, the official carrier of REVIVE.

I used a mild-strength at-home whitening kit, which contains a 10 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. These are the results:

Before I started using REVIVE
About a month later
Almost two months later

The company claims that you can see results in as little as five days. Since I used the mild kit, however, I think it took longer for me.

When I first started to use the gel, my molars were sensitive to cold foods. The Desensitizing Gel, however, helped with that. After a couple of weeks, the sensitivity went away and I didn't need the special gel.

One of the things that I have to emphasize is to use a little bit of gel, like the instructions indicate. The main reason: it tastes nasty. The first time I used the whitening gel, I used too much and foamed at the mouth like a rabid dog (because of the hydrogen peroxide). If you only use a bit, the gel won't seep past the whitening trays, and you won't taste it.

The normal kit comes with two syringes filled with whitening gel. Because I used a small amount of gel at a time, it's taken me almost two months to complete the treatments.

My overall experience with REVIVE is positive. I only have one concern about it -- the printed instructions are confusing. They state to start using the gel once a day for 30 minutes, but then you can increase the number of treatments that you do per day, as well as the length of the treatments. I told the representative I worked with about my confusion and she made some good, straightforward recommendations. In the end, I used the whitening gel once a day for 60 minutes.

If you're curious about teeth whitening and have never tried it, REVIVE is a safe way to start. As always, talk to your dentist about anything that relates to the care of your teeth and gums.

I received the REVIVE Teeth Whitening System for free in exchange for a review. All the views and opinions expressed are 100 percent my  own.

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