Thursday, February 18, 2016

Instagram’s Favourite Teeth Whitening Products | Do They Work? ♥

If you follow a number of celebrities on Instagram then you’ll be all too familiar with the promoted pictures they post after being sent free items from major brands and, at the moment, teeth whitening products are one of the most popular items being endorsed by the rich and famous across the social media app. But how do these popular items work? We take a closer look at some of the most common teeth whitening solutions that are likely to be cluttering up your Instagram feed right now -

Mr Blanc | From Britain’s biggest reality stars to girl band favourites, Mr Blanc’s teeth whitening ‘enamel-safe’ whitening strips and their trendy black, white and blue packaging are everywhere. Why are they any different to other whitening strips? Well, Mr Blanc claims they are all-natural and peroxide-free, therefore making them safer than other alternatives on the market. So, how do they work? When held against teeth their special ingredient is absorbed into the teeth, when they are removed the stain is lifted with them. Mr Blanc sells these packs in 14 day trial packs and recommends that you follow the full two week treatment to see best results.

The Verdict: Mr Blanc is approved by EU and US cosmetic laws and 85% of customers have stated using these strips have whitened their teeth by up to three shades. However, if you’re looking for a more dramatic difference and noticeably whiter smile, you may want to consider a professional teeth whitening treatment.
Coco White | Another favourite among the Made in Chelsea crowd here in the UK and major names such as Kylie Jenner, Lindsay Lohan and Vanessa Hudgens across the pond, Coco White is a coconut oil teeth whitening kit. Coco White is preservative-free and a gentle approach to a cleaner smile, whereas, oil pulling is the latest celebrity trend for teeth whitening within the comfort of your own home. 100% natural, it simply involves swilling the mouth with a special oil to kill plaque, fight bacteria and create a shinier biofilm coating on the teeth. Like Mr Blanc, Coco White recommend fourteen consecutive days of use for the best results. To use, warm the small sachet in the palm of your hand and use for up to fifteen minutes daily before brushing your teeth.

The Verdict: Oil pulling can improve oral health, but it should not be used as a substitute to regular dental check-ups. A cleaner mouth can prevent stain build-up, however don’t expect an extensively whiter smile. Coco White does taste deliciously minty though.
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Mini LED Whiteners | This craze sees mini, high-powered LED lights used to accelerate the teeth whitening process pretty much anytime, anywhere. This works on the same principles as an in-office teeth whitening process, but on a smaller scale. This is completely safe and the light doubles as a timer to help ensure the product is kept in the mouth for the right period of time.

The Verdict: These small battery powered lights are cute and conveniently sized, but they simply don’t have the power or strength a dental specialist treatment can offer. They can also cause some sensitivity and gum irritation.
So, do Instagram’s most popular teeth whitening products work? Yes! These products can all provide you with a moderately brighter smile, but if you’re looking for a more noticeable effect, nothing can substitute for a professional teeth whitening treatment.

If you are interested in learning more about a professional teeth whitening treatment, speak to Dr Rob at The Smile Dentist by calling 0333 577 7273. The Smile Dentist promises you a 5 star, VIP dental service that is 100% guaranteed.

*This is a guest post written for Dolly Dowsie. 


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