Hi, my name is Daneen and I am addicted to caffeine. Two years ago, before my son was born, coffee was a luxury, not a necessity. I would occasionally partake in an occasional cup of coffee or indulge myself with a Starbucks treat. But post-Westley, I stop at Wawa every morning to pick up a 16 to 20 oz coffee – just to get my head right before work. My teeth show the signs of my coffee compulsion and they’ve been looking particularly lackluster lately.
Just last month, I was seriously considering visiting my dentist for a professional whitening treatment. But a few weeks ago, Rembrandt sent me their DEEPLY WHITE® + Peroxide Fresh Mint Toothpaste to try. So I put my dentist plans on hold and decided to give Rembrandt’s product a go.
I must admit that when I first started testing this product, I didn’t have high hopes. It came at a very convenient time, as my Crest tube was nearing the end of its run – but I didn’t actually believe it would significantly whiten my teeth.
After a day or two of brushing twice daily, I didn’t really notice a change and I was ready to throw in the proverbial towel. But on day three, the dark stains on my front bottom teeth were far less noticeable – and by day five, they were just about gone. Then, about 10 days after I started using the Rembrandt toothpaste, I was on a Facetime call with my mom and was shocked by how white my teeth looked in comparison their usual yellow cast.
Another bonus to this toothpaste is that I didn’t experience any tooth sensitivity or gum irritation. Over the years, I’ve tried some other at-home whitening products and they’ve almost always resulted in a little tingling or sensitivity.
While I’m quite confident that DEEPLY WHITE® + Peroxide Fresh Mint Toothpaste can’t compete with the results of a professional whitening treatment, I think that this toothpaste is an excellent (not to mention inexpensive) alternative for anyone with mild to moderate staining. Here I thought I needed to shell out hundreds of dollars to restore my teeth to their former glory – when it was as easy as brushing my teeth (which I do anyway) and costs around $7.
To up the whitening ante, I’ve taken to pairing my bright smile with Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in F-Bomb.