essjay23x

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Rapid white, an update!

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Rapid white, an update!

 Hi Girlies!

You may remember that I set myself a new mission to secure white teeth.

Here were my teeth before my first application of Rapid white.

Here are my teeth after I finished my box of Rapid white.

Can you see a difference? I know these pictures are not great -I have added a new superduper camera to my wishlist- but I think in reality, my teeth may be actually be slightly whiter but I think it would be a bit much to claim four shades whiter. The staining across the bottom of my bottom teeth certainly seems less prominent and not as yellow.

Now Girls, I need to tell you that these pictures were not took seven days apart. No, Girlies. Bear in mind, I started using Rapid white on a Monday. Well, by the Friday lunch time of that week, I had no Rapid white to work with. My little tube of whitening gel (which is placed in the plates) was empty and therefore, I could no longer use the system.

Sorry, I have to give Rapid white a thumbs down for this. The system was supposed to last for 7 days. Now some of you more regular readers may be aware that I do have a little tendency to overuse products. However, this system was designed for 14 uses over 7 days. I used it 8 and at a squeeze, 9 times. If a system is intended for 14 uses, I would expect the brand to make an allowance for greedy consumers (like me!) and maybe include enough product for 20 or so uses. If they are not going to include a little extra product in this way then I think they need to clearly state in the instructions what they mean by apply a little whitening gel and they should show you exactly how to distribute it in to the plate. For example, should it lie on the bottom or coat the sides? The instructions with Rapid white explained that you should only apply a little gel but it did not give any indicator as to what exactly a little measured or where in the plates it should be placed.

However, I did have a taster of this whitening system so let’s look at what else I liked or disliked about it.

Like

* Although the instructions were not clear about quanities, I did find them otherwise easy to follow and even used them to shape the plates to fit me!

* The products were clearly marked step 1, 2 and 3. The system was simple to follow.

* £7.99 is very cheap relative to many other whitening remedies available.

* I think after seven days, my teeth would have appeared a bit more whiter. At least, for a short while!

Dislike

* I did find the system quite time consuming. You only need to wear the plates for 5 to 10 minutes twice a day but you know me, I tried to wear mine for about 20. Fair enough, this was my choice but the time actually wearing the plates were not my main concern. What was, was the time, cleaning and rinsing the teeth carefully both before and after using the system. That easily added near enough another ten minutes to each application. Each time I wanted to use the system, I needed to set aside about 30 mins and I would imagine that even the quickest user would need 15!

* I think that once I moulded my plates with boiling water, they fitted me quite well but I still found myself gagging for the first minute or so every time that I put them in to mouth and although, you do get used to the feeling. You only get used to it, to a certain degree. It is not too pleasant having these plates in your mouth. This was probably not helped by the fact that I tried to ram the plates in to my mouth quickly after applying the accelerator pen to my teeth as apparently the accelerator can be effectively dissolved by my saliva.

I think in all honesty, I would prefer a system where the plates were already made and the product already distributed correctly and then all I would have to do is pull the little gems out of the box and apply to my pearlies. It sounds so simple but I expect even these systems have their flaws and also to be fair, my RapidWhite system did only cost £7.99 and it was offering me whiter teeth so a little graft was not really too much to ask of me. If only the product had not ran out . . !

However, my mission for whiter pearlies is not to be thwarted and another whitening product has caught my eye. In fact, it has moved in to my bathroom cabinet!

To be continued . . !

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Written by essjay23x

May 2, 2010 at 11:21 pm