Hey everyone! Now that I have all of that out of my system I want to show you what I did over the weekend. I whitened my teeth!
I used 1 Hour White by Luster. It retails for about $40 but I got it on sale at Walmart for $34.
On one of the review websites I found for this product they said
"Luster One Hour white is a new
over-the-counter whitening product from Dentovations. Unlike other take
home products that rely on trays or strips, the Luster light system uses
a paint-on gel and activating light. The product is advertised often in
New Beauty Magazine and can be purchased at most drug stores
The makers of this product claim Luster 1 hour white can whiten up to 6
shades in 1 hour without causing tooth sensitivity. They also claim the
technology is similar to that of dentist light treatments."
This seemed like a pretty promising product to me! I've tried the Crest White Strips before but they make my teeth SO sensitive and I always seem to want to whiten my teeth in the winter for some reason (which makes my teeth hurt really bad when I go out in the cold). So, I set up shop in my bathroom equipped with Derek's iPad and the HBOgo app. Which just so happens to have all 6 seasons of Sex and the City.
First step: read the freakin directions. If I have learned one thing from my husband it is to always read the directions. Lesson was learned after we moved into our house and the boys decided they would put our entertainment center together without directions. I now have the ugliest entertainment center ever! The pieces didn't fit right so instead of checking the directions they just drilled holes through it and made it "fit together." Yea, I always read the directions now.
Second Step: Figure out what shade my teeth are.
The guide was a little hard to read. So I guessed I was around the top of the chart since my teeth don't look entirely like corn kernels.
Third Step: Rinse mouth out with the Premium White Lushter Mouth Wash.
Forth Step: Apply the whitening gel.
Fifth step: Light it up!
Your mouth that is. It comes with this awesome little mouth light thingy. Stratton through I looked spooky. I don't disagree. You hold it in front of your teeth for two minuets. The best part is if you're ADD like me or just have a nasty habit of not paying attention, it shuts itself off after 2 min!!! I thought that was the best part of all!!
Once you've lit up your face you rinse your mouth and repeat steps 3 though 5 for a maximum of 20 times in a 24 hour period. I only did it 15 times.
Here are the results!
Overall I'm pretty pleased with the results. I'm sure if I do it again in a month or so and switch to a whitening toothpaste it will help keep them white and pearly.
My Grade for the 1 Hour White by Luster:
I loved the product FAR more than I did the Crest White Strips. It wasn't bad tasting, I didn't drool all over myself, and it actually showed results in an hour. Not to mention my favorite part is that it whitened without leaving my teeth sensitive.