I've been thinking about getting my teeth professionally whitened for a while but something always seems to come up (like holidays, pugs, hair extensions...you know, all the essentials) and I never quite get round to making the appointment at the dentist.
When I was sent the iWhite Teeth Whitening Kit it was perfect timing as I had the chance to try it out before I went away on holiday. Teeth and tan = winning combination. You wear the disposable trays for 20 minutes a day for a maximum of 5 days. There are 10 trays in each kit, you can white for 5 consecutive days and can whiten your top and bottom teeth at the same time (which is what I did, I always think it looks strange when people whiten or veneer one row of teeth only). They also whiten the back and front of your teeth as stains on the back can show through to the front too.
iWhite is really straightforward, convenient and mess free. Using them is really easy, you just pop each tray out of its individual packaging, pop it over your teeth and there you go. It isn't uncomfortable to wear but I did feel a bit er..dribbly and it's kind of hard to talk while the trays are in your mouth. The stuff doesn't really have a taste but it is kind of unpleasant if you accidentally swallow any (they recommend that you don't lie down using these and I know why!)
So did I see instant whitening results? Um, not really. I used these for 5 consecutive days, as instructed and I don't think I really saw a difference in my teeth, least of all the "up to 8 shades whiter" that I've seen quoted. My teeth didn't have much staining or anything in the first place though, what I want to do is change the natural colour of my teeth to a TOWIE-white so maybe I'm expecting too much. I've seen loads of fantastic reviews of this iWhite kit so I think if your teeth are stained or discoloured then you might well see results with this.
Here's a before and after of my teeth (argh, a close up of my teeth always reminds me why I'm highly jealous of one of my friends who has veneers!):
If you're wanting to give it a go the iWhite kit is currently available from ASOS for £25 but will also be launching at Boots* on 15th July if you're wanting to spend your Advantage card points!