I was a long time user of conventional teeth whitening strips, and would feel equal parts grossed out and satisfied by them with each use. Grossed out, because they tasted weird and I didn’t like the feel of the strips in my mouth, but satisfied because my teeth would get really white!
The ingredients in most of these strips contain thickeners and adhesives that I cannot pronounce along with ethoxylated ingredients which can be contaminated with known carcinogens. Not something I would mess around with these days, and although these strips would whiten my teeth considerably, I was always left with several days of gum sensitivity as well.
So, what did I do once I no longer trusted the ingredients in the conventional whitening strips? I stopped using teeth whitening products all together, because I didn’t know of a cleaner alternative.
Well, with several years gone by, I have to say, my teeth haven’t been at their whitest. I use natural toothpastes, and have for the last several years, and they just don’t have the whitening power to maintain a bright smile like my old conventional whitening toothpastes – so I knew I had to find an alternative.
I first experienced Dr. Brite through using their mouthwash. It was the first natural mouthwash I had used that actually made my breath feel fresh, and it had wonderful natural ingredients that actually made my mouth healthier – win, win! Through my obsession with their mouthwash, I became an affiliate for the brand, and was later sent a PR package when they re-branded, which included this teeth whitening pen.
Now, I have to admit that the pen got lost in the shuffle for quite a while and ended up in the back of my bathroom closet. I recently found it and knew I finally had to give this pen a try! It promises that your teeth will be at least two shades whiter after using the pen for only 2 days – quite a claim!
Product Name: get brite™ Brilliant Teeth Whitening Pen
Ingredients: aqua (purified water), vegetable glycerin, food-grade hydrogen peroxide, organic cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, organic mentha spicata (spearmint) oil*, organic mentha arvensis (menthol) crystals*, ascorbyl palmitate (non-acidic vitamin c)**, carboxymethyl cellulose gum (natural thickener), organic hexane-free stevia rebaudiana leaf/stem extract, carbomer, sodium hydroxide (ph regulator)
*certified organic ingredient **non-GMO
Product Description: Turn back the yellowing and dulling of your smile with a simple erasing action and an innovative teeth whitening pen filled with natural and organic ingredients. After 2 days, reveal a smile that’s 2 shades whiter. A powerful food-grade hydrogen peroxide is blended with a unique formula of natural ingredients such as organic coconut oil to professionally whiten teeth without any sensitivity. [description from Dr. Brite’s website – www.drbrite.com]
Applying the product really couldn’t be easier. All it takes is a few twists and clicks of the pen to start the gel flowing into the scrubber bristles. Once you have that set to go, you just dry off the teeth that show when you smile with a cloth, and then spread a pea sized amount of gel all over those teeth. Once you’ve spread the gel, pause to scrub each tooth for around five seconds. After you have applied the gel to your top and bottom rows of teeth using this method, just keep your lips away from your teeth for around 2 minutes and then avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes. That’s it!
*a quick note – they recommend applying the gel 2-3 times per day for the maximum results. I applied twice per day for two days in a row.
My Whitening Results
As mentioned above, I followed the directions given on the package as closely as possible to allow myself to see the best results. Get ready for a REAL close up shot of my mouth and teeth, because here are my results!
As you can see, the whitening pen performed amazingly well – and this was only after two days of use! I definitely can vouch for the claims they make about this product.
Overall these whitening pens are very easy to use and yield excellent results in a short period of time. I experienced no sensitivity in my gums in the days after using the product, which was wonderful! The only negative that I experienced was a slight burning/stinging on my lower lip during that two minute window where you want to keep your lips away from your teeth. However, it was not anything that would deter me from continuing to use or recommending the product. (i assume the cause was just the active ingredient of the hydrogen peroxide) I was definitely impressed and will continue to use this whitening pen to keep me teeth white, without all of the gross ingredients and gum sensitivity I experienced with conventional whitening products.
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you found this review helpful if you have been looking for a natural way to whiten your teeth! I think the results speak for themselves! Have you used this product? What natural products do you use to keep your teeth white and bright?
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