How Teeth Whitening Used To Be Done…
The Egyptians mixed a paste of pumice stone and vinegar that used the abrasion of the pumice and acid of the vinegar to remove tooth stains. Europeans throughout the 17th and 18th centuries turned to their barbers, who ground down their teeth and then applied an acid solution to remove stains.
This past year I’ve really become a big fan of coffee. I bought my own coffee pot and sometimes have 3 or 4 cups a day. I’m sure some of you can relate! When I got the opportunity to whiten my smile with the Rembrandt Deeply White collection I was thrilled. I got my son down for his nap and started to read the directions. It’s pretty simple, mold the trays to your mouth, put in some of the magic gel and a couple of hours later, bam, pearly whites! Rembrandt claims to whiten your teeth by about 3 shades with one 2 hour treatment.
Time to get up-close, and personal…
Here is my before picture…
Here’s the awkward stage with the trays of gel in my mouth…
After the second application…
I read the tray molding directions a couple times because I wanted to make sure I was doing it right. I got the water pretty hot, dunked the trays and then popped them in my mouth to get the molds set. Maybe I did something wrong, but I felt like they didn’t really change or form much. I tried again, and the same result. The directions clearly say not to put them in boiling water, so I didn’t try that. Maybe they did form and it’s just such a light mold than when forming a mouth guard for sports.
I love that the 2 Hour Whitening Kit includes enough gel ampules for two 2 hour sessions so if in a couple weeks or a month I want to touch up, or give it a boost, I can without having to buy a whole new kit.
I appreciate the fresh mint flavor of the whitening gel. I think it would be off-putting if it were any other flavor.
Rembrandt believes that it’s okay to love coffee. They’ve designed a toothpaste for those of us who enjoy food and drink that may stain teeth, like coffee and red wine. Rembrandt Intense Stain toothpaste is for daily use, which is great because coffee has also become a daily thing. This toothpaste "is expertly formulated to remove tough stains, prevent new stains from sticking and actively restore and strengthen tooth enamel. Formulated with a special blend of performing micro-polishers and a strong stain-fighting ingredient that helps fight tough stains."
I think colored toothpastes are for kids. I’m pretty picky when it comes to toothpaste, I just want it white. I’d never tried Rembrandt brand before. Upon opening the tube of Intense Stain toothpaste I notice that there’s a little seal at the top of the tube. How great is that? You know for sure that you are the first person to open and use this product! The white paste has a wonderfully refreshing mint smell and taste, perfect for freshening up first thing in the morning, and right before bed.
Rembrandt Deeply White with Peroxide toothpaste comes in 2 different mint flavors. Some people prefer winter mint, while others like fresh mint. Personally, I like both of them, but I prefer the fresh mint flavor.
Immediately after my first round of 2 hour whitening with the Rembrandt kit I asked my husband if he noticed a difference. Sadly, he said he did not. I have been loyally using the Rembrandt Intense Stain since then, for a little over a week now. I’ve decided to try the two hour kit again just to give it another chance.
Success! He said he did notice a difference after the 2 hour treatment today! I will definitely continue to use the Intense Stain toothpaste.
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