Give your teeth some TBC. Tender Brightening Care.
Anyone who drinks coffee like water knows that it stains teeth big time. I am a coffee drinker and while I have drastically reduced my consumption to once a day, my teeth aren't model- photoshop perfection. Not that I aspire to have one anyway. I love me some crookedly healthy teeth dahlings!
I had the opportunity to try dentist-formulated Britenz, a teeth-whitening pen made for people on the go. Handy and small, it fits perfectly in your everyday makeup bag.
Ingredients: 100% natural xylitol (beneficial for oral health and tooth enamel), Organic Aloe Vera (for healing and soothing; also addresses plaque and tartar build-up), CoQ10 (for maintaining healthy oral care), Natural Peppermint extract (as freshener).
Using it is as easy as 1-2-3. Open the cap, crank the tube until clear gel is dispensed, brush the applicator on dry teeth (wipe your teeth with tissue first). Rinsing isn't necessary. Avoid smoking, drinking coffee or wine, and eating any food that may negate the whitening process for at least an hour.
The proof is in the brushing! Based on my experience, this whitening pen lasted for one week, when used twice a day (morning and evening). I didn't experience any sensitivity or adverse reactions. It has no strong taste and rinsing is indeed unnecessary. However if you are expecting radical or over-the-top whiteness i.e. coming from severely icky yellow to obscenely white teeth, flat out I would say that this product isn't for you. The effect is subtle, more like gradual whitening! Britenz is a good addition to your hygiene but not enough to replace your dental visits. So if you're looking for something natural to maintain your pearly whites, try Britenz.
Where to buy? In most Whole Foods store, also Amazon.
How much? About $10
What's your favorite way to whiten your teeth?