I’m always promising myself that I’ll get my teeth professionally whitened, just to get that fresh smile look. Obviously, not the extreme “Ross-from-Friends” whiteness that would have my friends running wildly for their sunglasses for fear of being blinded by my neon-white smile! No, I’m thinking a more natural-looking set of gnashers, that looks like I’ve never eaten anything but white food all my life.
And it seems I’m not the only one. Apparently, a recent survey by the British Dental Health Foundation found that 87% of people would rather have a natural looking smile over a Hollywood-esque style one. But the fact remains that a whiter, brighter smile can take years off a person’s perceived age.
So I’ve been trying out the latest whitening toothpaste from Oral B, 3D White. It claims to work on every visible surface of the tooth, removing upto 80% of surface stains. The “3D” technology gets to work from the very first time you start brushing, not just on the front and back of the teeth but also on the visible surfaces and gaps between the teeth. The dual whitening action also works hard on preventing the stains from coming back.
I have to say, I’m loving the purple and lilac stripes running through it. Call me shallow, call me easily pleased, but it completely matches my (current) toothbrush!
Teeth should be visibly whiter after two weeks. I’m one week into the fortnight trial, and already I can see a difference, especially in photos. Which just makes me want to continue using it. I have to say I’m slightly worried that my already sensitive teeth are not getting my usual does of Sensodyne protection, but so far, so good.
It’s priced at only £3.49 and you can buy it from Boots.com (currently running a 3 for 2 on dental products as I write this), Superdrug.com and most chemists.