I always get asked how I keep my teeth white. Thankfully I have pretty good genes and never had too bad of issues with yellow or stained teeth, but still, I’m always interested in the newest whitening products that promise whiter teeth in a short amount of time.
I’ve tried professional whitening from my dentist and dreading sleeping with those trays in my mouth. I only probably went through with it a handful of times before I wanted to place the trays under my tires and run over them 100 times with my car. Some nights I jumped up out of my sleep with shooting pains through my teeth. Not fun at all.
Crest White Strips (the professional ones) work beautifully for whitening teeth, but I’d always make sure to avoid them during the winter because they caused my teeth to be very sensitive, especially on cold, windy days.
Recently I’ve been using Supersmile Toothpaste and I’ve definitely noticed when I use it that my teeth look brighter. The reviews are pretty mixed, but I’ve had pretty good results. The biggest plus is it doesn’t make my teeth sensitive.
I’ve never invested in an expensive toothbrush – I usually grab whatever is on sale for a couple of bucks. So, when I heard about the Sweden based Blue Illume toothbrush, a toothbrush that counteracts bacteria (the source of gum disease and plaque) and helps whiten the teeth, I was all ears.
I’ve been using this brush daily, and I think it’s a great concept, and a good brush. I have noticed my teeth have been looking a little whiter, but I’ve been brushing them more often than usual because well, this brush is pretty darn cool.
If it does indeed help kill the bacteria, it’s much more effective than my normal toothbrush.
The overall toothbrush is a good size, with medium strength and does a great job cleaning my teeth.
I’ve only been using this for a couple of weeks, so I haven’t seen the full benefits, but I’ll report back in a month or so and let you guys know how it’s working for me.
This brush retails for $21.95 and can be purchased at http://www.blueillume.net.
Stay tuned because I’ll be giving a couple of these brushes away!