April 5, 2013

optic white realness!

i received the Colgate Optic White Regimen compliments of Influenster as part of there Sugar and Spice Voxbox. If you don't know what Influenster is, please click here, and also check out their website: www.Influenster.com

I was really excited to receive this since i have been looking at different whitening products out there that will not harm my sensitive teeth. I have been using Sensodyne toothpaste for years now since this is what my dentist recommended me. On my last dental visit, I got the O.K to use whitening products, now my teeth are better and not as sensitive as it was before.

According to my dental hygienist, my teeth aren't that yellow that I need to get them whiten professionally but I can try out the drugstore ones if I'd like to. My teeth aren't as white as porcelain either, it's what my dentist calls the true (yellow) color of your teeth. I don't know much about teeth but when my dentist tells me, my teeth looks great, they don't need to do any filling or root canals or pull anything today or until the next visit I will take that and grab me a cupcake after to celebrate. *Yes a cupcake celebration is needed after a great visit from the dentist. Don't you?!?

I recently became conscious with my teeth getting stained big time because I have been drinking a lot of coffee lately besides my usual...water. Not a good thing to be addicted to but once in a while my body craves for some good, strong caffeine.

Anyways, enough about mwa and on to the kit!

I'll start with the toothbrush which has a nifty design to it. The Colgate 360 Optic White Toothbrush (soft) has bristles for polishing and whitening cups to hold the toothpaste while you brush. This also has a tongue cleaner in the back, which I actually use to exfoliate my lips instead. The soft bristles was soft and wide enough to brush my gums too. I like this brush a lot. It's easy to wash and there's no toothpaste left in between the bristles like other brushes I have used.

Optic White Toothpaste (sparkling mint): It's a toothpaste that whitens! it's not overly foamy and it's very refreshing! In regards to it's packaging, I'll say it's sexy! That metallic red tube on my bathroom counter looks so seducing like I just want to brush my teeth with it every time I go in there! I definitely have not missed a day and night of brushing with this toothpaste!

Lastly this mouthwash, Optic White Mouthwash: If you have used a prescriptive mouthwash for your sensitive gums like I had then, be aware this has the same taste to it. I'm not sure if it's the hydrogen peroxide in it that gives that weird, awkward taste it leaves on your mouth or another whitening agent in it, but I am not liking that not-so refreshing taste afterwards. I used the whole bottle though after a week and a half of using it twice a day so I can give you a good in-depth review of mine on it! I am not going to be purchasing this again since I like my mouthwash to leave a sweet, refreshing minty taste in my mouth after I gargle with it. This may have helped with the quick whitening result I got after using this whole regimen for a week but don't take my word on that and try this regimen out yourself! I think the price for each is around $2.99.

Here's an insert of my teeth before and after a week later of using this regimen, twice a day:

See the difference a week later? Pretty amazing isn't it!?! The stain is still there (if you look at the bottom teeth) but it lightened up and I really don't expect that to be totally gone after a week of use. I'm pretty happy to see results after a week but unfortunately, I will not be repurchasing the mouthwash since it is just not my type. I will keep using the toothbrush and toothpaste as long as my teeth don't go back to being overly sensitive then maybe I will alternate this with my Sensodyne toothpaste.

To read more about Colgate Optic White Regimen, please click here.

Thanks to Influenster and Colgate for letting me test this out. If you are interested to be an Influenster, please leave your email below so I can send you an invite (I got 4 left)!

1 comment:

  1. Teeth whitening is one of the most common dental procedures, but I understand how the case might be a little different for someone with sensitive teeth. Good thing though, you have been following your dentist's advice. Because of that, you are enjoying a healthier set of teeth that you can finally do without going through teeth whitening procedures. Good job!

    Doug Smith DDS