Do At Home Teeth Whitening Kits Really Work?

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I’ve been meaning to make an appointment with my dentist to get my teeth whitened for months now, so when I spied an at-home whitening kit online for only thirty bucks I decided to buy one. Let’s face it, even if it was a total disaster I’d only shelled out thirty bucks so I could live with that.  What really sealed the deal for me was this kit also came with one of those fancy little blue LED lights like the pros use. 

So in an effort to get my not-so-pearly-whites a little . . . well . . . whiter here’s what happened.


 

THE KIT

I bought my kit online at onceit.co.nz This website offers discount deals of all kinds of stuff including fashion, footwear, beauty products and more. The kit I bought was the Ice White Teeth Home Whitening Kit and according to the Ice White website it usually retails for $99. The website describes the kit as being a: “Fast and safe new whitening formula with LED light activation technology, that can lighten your teeth up to nine shades lighter for a visibly brighter smile.” 

MY VERDICT

After two treatments my teeth were noticeably whiter. The kit was easy to use but the LED light was a big disappointment – it just didn’t work well and by the second treatment it had stopped working altogether. However, the gel seems to work without the light so perhaps the light is really just a bit of a gimmick anyway.   Initially after each treatment my teeth were quite sensitive but the sensitivity didn’t last long at all – maybe 30 minutes. The instructions didn’t mention this but I made sure to not drink any tea or coffee for 12 hours after I’d whitened my teeth because I remember my dentist telling me this was a no no last time I had them professionally whitened. I’m definitely going to give my teeth another couple of treatments as I’d like to get them even whiter. Overall I think the kit worked really well and I’d definitely recommend it if you were after a well priced teeth whitening option.

 

Have you ever whitened your teeth at home? I’d love to hear how it went for you in the comments below.