I recently had the chance to try out Rapid White Express Max Effect – 5 minute dissolving tooth whitening strips. I’ve often thought about having a whitening treatment but they’ve always looked scary to me and so this little pack seemed like a great idea and I thought I would give it a go.
The idea is that the pack contains a weeks supply of easy to use dissolving strips. The strips are mint flavoured, ultra-thin, flexible and transparent and designed to start to whiten your teeth and remove stains from the moment they are applied to your teeth.
I found them quite easy to use. You apply them twice a day by dabbing your teeth with the accelerator provided and then applying one strip to your top teeth and one strip to your bottom teeth. You need to leave the strips in place for 5 minutes each time while they dissolve.
After the first use I could already see some brightening of the colour of my teeth and was really pleased and I used them again for a second day. This time I again saw a great result but when I rinsed my mouth after the application my teeth felt really sensitive, almost painful from the cold water hitting the surface of my teeth. I do find that my teeth can be a little sensitive sometimes and on reviewing the instructions for the pack I did notice that this product isn’t recommended for sensitive teeth. This was a bit disappointing and so I decided not to continue with the treatment. If you think it might be for you, you can buy it here currently priced at £17.24. I think it’s a great innovative product but it just isn’t suitable for me.
So then I thought maybe I could do something more to address my tooth sensitivity by using Sensodyne Repair & Protect Daily Repair Fluoride Toothpaste and a Sensodyne Precision Toothbrush followed by using Sensodyne Coolmint Mouthwash.
The idea behind using Sensodyne Repair & Protect is that it continuously repairs, strengthens and protects your teeth. It’s also mice and minty to leave your breath fresh. It uses Novamin formula that releases calcium and phosphate to form a protective layer to repair the vulnerable areas of your teeth. I applied it with a soft Sensodyne Precision Toothbrush. I hadn’t really considered before how different brushes affect your teeth. This one has been specially designed specially for people with sensitive teeth. The bristles are gentle and its small angled head is specially designed to provide effective cleaning. To pair with this I used the Sensodyne Coolmint Mouthwash which is designed to provide everyday sensitivity care, used twice a day. It also freshens your breath.
In the past I’ve bought mouthwash but not kept up using it but this one tastes pretty good and it seems that using the toothpaste and mouthwash together is starting to have an effect on the sensitivity. I don’t think that it will mean that I’ll be trying the whitening treatment again but I do feel it’s started me off on a routine of taking greater care of my smile!
Have you tried any whitening treatments? How have you got on? Do you have sensitive teeth? I’d love to compare notes with my experiences.
These products were gifted to me for review but the opinions are my own and aren’t prescribed. This post contains affiliate links.