Remember how I got to rate and review White Glo toothpaste? Well, I got another White Glo goodie to play with – White Glo Express Whitening System, R179,99. Essentially, it’s a home whitening kit consisting of a mouth tray and whitening gel that’s double the strength of the one they used to use.
See this tray?
I didn’t think for a second that it would fit in my mouth as it looked so bulky, but it turned out that you can actually customise it to fit. Simply drop it in almost boiling water so it turns nice and soft, stick it in your mouth and press it to your teeth and then dunk it into cold water so it hardens up again. Just like that, you get to create a gum tray that’s moulded to your teeth.
Using it is also easy – once you get the hang of it. You’re to pour a little of the peroxide gel into the tray and pop it in your mouth for 5 minutes, which sounds easy enough, but it took me a good two tries before I got over the way it made me drool and drool and drool. I also found a little of the gel would run out the back of the tray and into my mouth. (Fortunately it doesn’t taste bad at all – like peppermint). Eventually I got to grips with it by using it in the shower like the box suggests. One the (sexy) drool build up hit le max, I’d just tilt forward and let it pour down into the drain.
The first time I used this, I didn’t see much of a difference. By the third time, however, I could see that it had lightened up my teeth. Not considerably, but enough to spot the difference between my top and lower set. Eventually, by the sixth time, I could see a very visible difference. I imagine if I keep going, it’ll only get better. The box says I get a good 60 applications out of it, so that’s a good thing.
Anyhoo, like I said, I’m completely addicted to Crest Whitestrips which I buy off the net. They work twice as fast as the White Glo kit and you can’t even feel that you’re wearing them. However, if they had to disappear off the net, I would definitely toss a White Glo kit into my trolley. There simply isn’t another product on SA shelves that can offer the results it does. It’s also much less expensive and I like that it’s very kind to teeth and doesn’t cause any sensitivity. (Crest’s strippetjies, as much as I love them, tend to leave my teeth very feeling very ‘delicate’, making v. cold shizz like ice cream a real no no. Les tragique!)
In all, I reckon if you want to whiten up, can wait a week and don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket (or your teeth), White Glo’s a very good option.
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