Whiten Teeth On the Cheap with Plus White. Keep ‘Em White with Go SmileOctober 11, 2010 at 7:00 am | Posted in Anti-Aging, Teeth Whitener | Leave a comment
Tags: Go Smile, Plus White, teeth whitening, whiter teeth
A bright white smile is on my list of Top 10 Beauty Must-Haves. I really like Crest Whitestrips, however Plus White has proven to be a strong runner-up. And at only $5.99 for a 3-ounce tube, leaves more change for the lipgloss fund:-)
I think the Whitestrips whiten slightly better, however only cover the front teeth. While Plus White can be applied across a full smile.
How to use? Apply the Plus White gel with a cotton swab or toothbrush and let it sit for 5-20 minutes. You can also use mouth trays or guards to keep the gel in place, which I think works best. There is a Plus White starter system ($10.99) with mouth guards that you heat and form to fit.
Initially, use Plus White twice a day for two weeks, then as desired for maintenance. I think once every week or two works great.
Are you a coffee or cola drinker? Use a straw. It really does help keep your teeth white (and I’m a diet soda addict), even my dentist notices.
My teeth still get stains, even with a white smile (especially when I’m nearing my professional dental teeth cleaning). I have a love/hate relationship with the stain-fighting Go Smile Touch Up Ampoules. At more than $1 per ampoule, I think they are ridiculously expensive. However, when I rebel and stop using them, my teeth don’t look as polished.
How to use? Squeeze the gel onto the tip and “scrub” away tooth stains. The mint flavor helps freshen breath. I use Go Smile about 2 times per week. I especially like to use it after work if I’m meeting friends or going to an event.