One of my biggest insecurities is my teeth. I’ve had braces twice but the little buggers don’t want to stay in their place, and with paying for a wedding, I can’t afford to get them done beforehand. So while trying to love (or at least accept) the little gap in the front and the slightly goofy look that comes with it, I knew I wanted them white. The problem with that is knowing where to start!
I’ve tried a lot of high street whitening toothpastes and I can’t say I’ve noticed a difference in anyway, except the hit my bank account takes. I tried a gel/tray/mouthguard set up and thanks to my awful gag reflex and the flashbacks to having impressions taken a the orthodontists (other ex- brace faces will know what I mean here – VOM!), I immediately threw up the second I put it in.
I can’t help it, I just get a bit wary of the taste and consistency of things. So when Whitewash Nano offered to send me their tooth whitening kit, I was eager to try. They are cruelty free and promise no sensitivity so they seemed like the one!
First of all, look at how beautifully designed this all is! I am a fan of the look!
The kit came with the floss, mouthwash and toothpaste and I can confirm that none of it tasted bad at all! Hooray! Not only were they whitening, but they also did all the stuff you want from a toothpaste, such as removing plaque, making your breath smell good and generally cleaning your teeth. It is also full of natural ingredients such as green tea extract, vitamin E, aloe vera and grapefruit seed extract which I am alllllll about.
I used it for a few weeks before they sent me the strips to try and really boost up that whiteness of my teggys! The 3 step daily routine was great but as I am looking to blind people on my wedding day with some pearly white gnashers, I was excited for the strips.
But also terrified.
The first time, it was a little weird. You peel the little gel pads off the plastic and affix one to your top teeth and one to the bottom They feel a little weird (and the first few times I was a little dribbly) but you really do get used to them!
You have to keep them on for half an hour and so I did it when driving, because when else am I going to of that long without talking?! I got so used to them I could talk with them in, but the first few times I was worried they would fall off or I would mess them up.
When you peel them off after the 30 minutes is up, you might get some of the gel on your teeth. You can just use a toothbrush to get this off, or in my case, grab a tissue and have a quick wipe.
So what do I think?
Well, I am so pleased that there has been no ill-effects such as sensitivity, or like, my teeth dropping out. I have also noticed an increase in the whiteness, although sadly it hasn’t made me suddenly love my teeth.
Overall, I am a fan of the brand and the products and will probably buy the strips again to use closer to the wedding.
A massive thank you to the lovely Megan at Whitewash Labs for sending me some bits to try. Although these were sent in exchange for a review, this post is made up of my own opinions.