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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Whiten Teeth For Cheap




I first heard about PlusWhite 5 minute speed whitening gel from a Kandee Johnson video (click here for video).  She always has the best recommendations, so I tried it.  I've done 5 applications and I love it.  The kit comes with the whitening gel, some pre-whitening rinse, and a mouth piece.  

The first time I did it, I filled the mouth piece with gel, and it was way too much!  The directions say to squeeze the gel into the mouthpiece, and the opening of the tube is pretty large, so a lot came out.  It got all over the place, including my tongue which I noticed made my snack taste weird for awhile afterwards. 

The next time I did it, I used my finger to spread some of the gel all over my teeth, (mainly the teeth that you can see), making sure I got between the teeth, then stuck the mouthpiece in.  Doing it this way will make the tube last a long time, so teeth whitening becomes ultra cheap!

I have used Crest Whitening strips, but they were messy, expensive, tasted nasty, and made my teeth sensitive.  PlusWhite gel does not taste bad, and I have not had any sensitivity.  It is super easy to use, and because of Kandee's suggestion, I do it in the shower, so it just becomes part of my "getting ready" routine.  It is suggested that you use it twice a day at first.  I didn't because I noticed whitening fairly quickly, so I have just done it once a day. I will continue a few more days, I have a feeling I'll have to stop myself because it really is kind of addicting!  

Some people on Amazon. com reviews have said the mouth piece is kind of uncomfortable for smaller mouths.  I have a super small mouth and it is fine for me, but if you would like something softer that molds to the teeth, you must watch the video that Kandee made.  It shows how she took a regular sports mouth guard,(at Walmart for a buck) softened it by boiling it, then she stuck it in her mouth and sucked in with her teeth together.  It molds to the teeth and--voila!  A custom mouthpiece for a buck!  That is impressive, but since my kit came with a mouth piece, I skipped the custom one.

Let me know if you try this and what you think.  
Do you whiten your teeth?  What do you use?

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24 comments:

  1. i have always wondered if that worked...i will get myself a tube now.
    thanks!

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  2. HA!! I LOVE the photo of you with the bleach tray!! Only you could do that and still look gorgeous!!!!! Loving the hair do by the way! ;)

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  3. This is awesome - thanks for sharing! I've done whitestrips for years but the wallet does not appreciate them so much now that I'm a SAHM.
    Thanks!

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  4. This is the way I do it too. I love this stuff! I use it the way Kandee does since mine didn't come with anything. Great stuff!

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  5. I have done the white strips before, but I hate the way they tasted. This sounds like it is much better all the way around. I may have to try these! Thanks for sharing!
    I'm stopping by from Tip Junkie!

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  6. Great! Can't wait to try this. I had good luck with the Crest white strips, but they were expensive.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  7. I've used this and you really can see the difference. And it fits my budget. It makes me drool (gross) so I keep a kleenex handy while I'm in the bathroom, usually cleaning to make the time go by.

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  8. Amy@New Nostalgia8/6/10, 7:46 AM

    You are welcome everyone!

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  9. I will have to try this. I have also tried and been dissapointed by the whitestrips. They actually make my gums burn, lol. so this would be better because like you said you can just rub it right on your teeth.

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  10. Hi. Welcome to Friday Favorites. Thanks for linking up!

    Great tip. I'm always wondering how different whitening products work. I tried Crest White Strips when they first came out, but as you said, they're quite expensive. We may have to try this!

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  11. Thanks for the tip,
    I will definitly going to use this one

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  12. I love to whiten too (have missed it while I'm still in braces for another 7 months or so :) Just don't overdue it since you can damage the enamel of your teeth if you bleach excessively.

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  14. I love Kandee Johnson's site as well! :o) Totally loved her teeth whitening sugestions!
    Love your site as well!

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  15. Where can I get this stuff?!!! :)

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  16. I saw on Amazon...Do any stores sell it?

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    1. I got mine at Walgreens for less than seven bucks.

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  18. I've tried crest whitening strips but never found any difference. I've always wanted to try this but, I'm not the biggest amazon person. Could you get this at any other stores such as Walmart or Walgreens??

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  19. Sold at Wal-Mart!! I got it for under $6.

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  20. This is awesome! after using this tube my teeth looks very good. ]

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  21. Love your blog...I have used this product for years and think it is the best. Certainly far more effective than the $300 useless treatment in the dental office.

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  22. I am gonna have get try this out!!!

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